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I'm putting the finishing touches on my ferns and looking forward to the big RHS botanical art show this July. Opening on the evening of the 10th July and running until the 12th, the show has an amazing line up of some of the world's best botanical artists. I will be showing six paintings of Dryopteris ferns with an RHS award of garden merit, which I have been working on for a very long time! Can't wait to see everyone there. For more information click here.
Running alongside the show will be an exhibition in the Lindley Library of recent acquisitions including my Geranium 'Patricia'.
Sydney Exhibition at Kew
My painting of Calathea zebrina was part of the Florilegium: Sydney's Painted Garden Exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney in 2016 and features in the accompanying book. The exhibition will be coming to the Shirley Sherwood gallery at Kew Gardens in London from April until September 2018.
Royal College of Physicians book and exhibition
'The Illustrated College Herbal: Plants from the Pharmacopoea Londinensis of 1618' will be published in May, with an exhibition of the original artworks from 20th-30th August at the Royal College of Physicians. My illustration of Laurus nobilis will be included in the book and exhibition. Further details of the book launch and exhibition can be found here.
Courses for 2018: Botanical Painting Courses at the Eden Project
Dates to be confirmed.
Our 3 to 5 day courses are set in the fantastic setting of the Mediterranean Biome at the Eden Project in Cornwall. The courses aim to give a thorough introduction to the techniques used in botanical art, from accurate drawing and tonal shading to using watercolour techniques to produce a lifelike image. An introduction to botany for artists is included in some courses. For further details or to book visit the Eden Project website or call bookings on 01726 811972.
I will also be running a one-day course on understanding and painting ferns for the Eden Project Florilegium Society on 3rd November. For further details of the Florilegium Society see here.
I am a botanical artist working in Cornwall, where I am a Fellow of the Eden Project Florilegium Society and teach botanical painting and drawing courses at the Eden Project. I paint both to record species and celebrate plants. My work ranges from botanical documentation for archives and florilegia to artistic studies of plants exploring our relationship to them.