I work mainly in layers of transparent watercolour paints and occasionally in pen and ink on smooth white heavy weight paper. I studied for three years with the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh gaining a Diploma with Distinction in Botanical Illustration. I paint plants and natural history subjects.
I try to produce contemporary realistic paintings combining botanical accuracy with an artistically pleasing composition and am particularly interested in creating a painting contrasting an accurate, natural, three-dimensional image within an uncluttered background allowing nothing to distract from the subject I am trying to capture.
All paintings are life size or larger