I have always had a love of art especially the fine detail which led me to chose a career in cartography. At this time my hobby was miniature painting on ivorine and I had some success, exhibiting at the Mall galleries with the RMS.
Broadening my skills led to work as an illustrator and I have enjoyed, over many years, producing sketchbook memories of travels and events. I have accepted commissions to produce many architectural illustrations. Today I work as a designer for two monthly aviation magazines.
After visiting Kew Herbarium and seeing a demonstration of Botanical Art I was interested in learning more and enrolled and completed the Society of Botanical Artists Distance Learning Diploma Course. I have since had my work accepted in the annual London exhibition for several years.
As a member of Hampton Court Palace Florilegium Society I now look forward to participating in the many workshops held throughout the year and enjoy recording plants from the gardens, to submit to the archive.
On May 18th 2018 I was privileged to be one of the 40 artists chosen to represent England and Wales in the Botanical Art Worldwide Exhibition. Twenty Five countries took part in this exhibition which showcased the native plants of each country. All the exhibitions opened on the 18th May and a digital screening highlighted all the entries from around the world.
Association of British Botanical Artists (ABBA) was set up to to enable artists living in England and Wales to take part in this exhibition.
I was pleased that my design for a logo was chosen to represent the new society.