What I do
I am a botanical artist and painter. When I paint plants I try to become them. There is a great deal of observation involved even before my brushes touch the paper.
I trained in botany before committing myself fully to painting so that I would understand the processes of plants more comprehensively. Equipped with this scientific knowledge, I am now testing new approaches to my artwork to push the capacity for botanical art to bring greater awareness of plants and our interaction with them. I hope to inspire people to think beyond their experience whilst enriching our current perceptions of botanical illustration, its applications and how it sits within the larger scope of the visual arts.
Proposals to exhibit my work and all reproduction and commission enquiries can be made using the form at the end of this page.