My career as a Botanical Artist started in 2006 at West Dean College on a long weekend course with Susanna Stuart-Smith. Before that I had enrolled on many evening classes and workshops, trying all mediums; oils, pastel, charcoal and finally watercolour.
I am grateful for the excellent tutors over the years, who have taught me so much: Mariella Baldwin, Anne-Marie Evans, Jenny Jowett, Rosie Sanders, Marnie Ward and many others. Present tutors; Fiona Strickland & Robert McNeill.
Botanical Art has enabled me to combine my love of watercolour, painting, flowers and colour. I try to capture the beauty, character and essence of each plant.
2007 – Distance Learning Diploma Course with The Society of Botanical Artists (SBA) completed in 2009, passing with distinction 2009 – I moved to the island of Madeira and enjoyed the stunning variety of vibrant, exotic plants. 2014 – I was awarded Full Membership by The SBA . 2019 – I became a Member of The American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) 2020 – I moved to the beautiful island of Terceira in The Azores.
As well as showing my work in local galleries, I have exhibited nearly every year at The SBA London Exhibition from 2009 until 2019.
2011 – Reid’s Hotel, private viewing by invitation. 2012 – Palmengarten Botanical Exhibition. Frankfurt.
2014 – Palmengarten Botanical Exhibition. Frankfurt
2014 – Auction Charity Event at The English Church. Funchal
2016 – Exhibition at Museu da Electricidade “Casa Da Luz” Funchal. Madeira.
2017 – Intuitive Painting teaching two days for Margaret Walsh Best Artist Group
2018 – Palmengarten Botanical Exhibition. Frankfurt.
2018 – Pestana Village Garden Resort. Charity event for orphanage.
2018 – Caravel Gallery. Funchal. Madeira.
2019 – Awarded a “Certificate of Botanical Merit” in The SBA exhibition, London. By judge Lucy T. Smith of Kew Gardens. London.
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