About Me

I have painted all my life, but I trained initially in textile design. After completing my degree, I worked for many years as a freelance illustrator for major publishing companies worldwide in the field of books, fine art prints, greeting cards and associated products.

Now I concentrate on painting, inspired by the beautiful countryside where I live in Shropshire. I paint in watercolour and gouache, on hot pressed paper or vellum.

I am a member of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers and exhibit annually with the Society at the Mall Galleries, London. I am also a member of the Society of Botanical Artists and exhibit annually with the Society at Westminster, London, and every two years at Palmengarten, Frankfurt, Germany.

I have exhibited miniature paintings for many years at Llewellyn Alexander Fine Paintings, London, winning the Llewellyn Alexander Masters Award for the most outstanding set of paintings of fruit in an exhibition of 800 paintings.

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation acquired my painting "Pomegranates" for their permanent collection in 2015, this will be exhibited at the 15th International Exhibition of Botanical Art at the Hunt Library, Carnegie Mellon University, USA in October 2016.

My painting "Honeysuckle" will be exhibited at the New York Design Center in November 2016 with the American Society of Botanical Artists at the 19th Annual International Exhibition of Botanical Art.

Exhibitions

  • 19th International Exhibition of Botanical Art, American Society of Botanical Artists, New York Design Center, New York, US, November 2016
  • The Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, October 2016
  • Norton Way Gallery Autumn show 2016, Norton Way Gallery, Letchworth Garden City
  • Palmengarten, Frankfurt, Germany (with the Society of Botanical Artists) - 'In pursuit of plants' - October 2016
  • 15th International Exhibition of Botanical Art, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Hunt Library, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, US, October 2016
  • Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers, Mall Galleries, London, 1999-2016
  • Annual Exhibition, Llewellyn Alexander Fine Paintings, London, 2000-2016
  • Shape, Pattern, Structure, Annual Open Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists, Central Hall Westminster, London, 2016
  • In Pursuit of Plants, Annual Open Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists, Central Hall Westminster, London, 2015
  • Botanical Garden, Annual Open Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists, Central Hall Westminster, London, 2014
  • Medicinal and Poisonous Plants, Society of Botanical Artists, Palmengarten, Frankfurt, 2014
  • 39th Annual International Miniature Art Exhibition, Miniature Art Society of Florida, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, Fla., 2014
  • The Language of Flowers, Annual Open Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists, Central Hall Westminster, London, 2013

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