Welcome to my collection of Botanical Art & Illustration
I completed a Natural History Illustration course in the 90's & have continued to paint consistently since then, exhibiting & selling illustrations.
I live & work in a beautiful rural part of the Algarve, Portugal. My time is shared between painting, teaching art & Pilates, & homing stray cats & dogs. Whilst walking my furry friends I'm inspired by & work with the beauty & decay of the seasonal nature around me.
In recent years I've focused mostly on detailed Botanical studies in watercolour, a sensitive medium that I find ideal for delicate, descriptive studies. These paintings can take many hours of work, slowly building depth of colour & detail.
I've exhibited with The Society of Botanical Artists & was awarded a Fellow membership with them in 2019. I'm also a member of the Algarve Society of Artists.
Many thanks for visiting my site.
Exhibitions & Awards:
2021- Awarded a RHS Gold Medal for my exhibit "Seasonal Changes of the Pomegranate"
2021-The RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show at the Saatchi Gallery
2021- "Abril Traz Novas Cores" "April Brings New Colours" Escola de Artes de Lagoa
2021-"Purely Botanical? II" The Association of British Botanical Artists
2020-"Purely Botanical" with The Association of British Botanical Artists
2020- Awarded "The Great Art Award" at the SWA exhibition.
2020-The Society of Women Artists 159th Annual Open Exhibition-online
2020- "Plantae" online exhibition with the Society of Botanical Artists
2019- I was selected by the RHS to exhibit with them.
2019-"Plantae" with the Society of Botanical Artists, Mall Galleries, London
2017- "Changing Seasons" with the Society of Botanical Artists, Westminster Central Halls, London