After completing a Natural History Illustration course in the ‘90s I have continued to paint consistently, exhibiting and selling my work in Europe and the UK. I also provide classes in botanical art in the Algarve, Portugal.
Photo: Toni Dade exhibiting at the RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show at the Saatchi Gallery.
BOTANICAL ART I’m inspired by the beauty and decay of nature around me. I work in watercolour, ideal for delicate, descriptive studies. These paintings can take many hours of work, slowly building depth of colour and detail. After exhibiting with The Society of Botanical Artists I was awarded a Fellow membership in 2019. I’m also a member of the Algarve Society of Artists.
PET PORTRAITS I specialise in detailed paintings of all animals, but work mainly with cats & dogs.
ILLUSTRATIONS Jewel like colours and a sense of fun pervades these artworks, they appeal to children and adults alike.
EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
2023 Painting "Dishevelled" selected for the 17th Hunt International Series Exhibition in fall 2024
2023 Ten The Association of Botanical Artists
2023 Awarded the St. Cuthberts Mill Prize (Society of Botanical Artists Annual Group Exhibition)
2023 Botânica em Aguarela Solo exhibition, Galeria Manuela Vale, Portugal
2022 Artlink Collective Vale D'el Rei, Lagoa
2022 Abril Traz Novas Cores (April Brings New Colours) Escola de Artes de Lagoa
2021 Awarded a RHS Gold Medal for 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 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
2019 Selected by the RHS to exhibit with them
2019-2023 Plantae group exhibition with the Society of Botanical Artists, Mall Galleries, London
2017 Changing Seasons with the Society of Botanical Artists, Westminster Central Halls, London