This small painting was made because I was entranced by the vibrant colour of these flowers and the way that the stems formed a pattern.
A local house has these wonderful gnarled trees, which twine together. They have ivy and lichen on the branches and trunk and in April are full of blossom.
This collagraph is a version of a painting which I made of a lesser spotted woodpecker.
This painting …4ft x 4ft has been carried out over two years. I had to wait for the season to come round again to complete the background and the bluebells.
Bere Forest , in Hampshire is a wonderful piece of ancient woodland and every year the bluebells are a delight to all the senses.
This mixed media print ( collagraph and lino cut ) is a way into making use of the many plant drawings made over the years.
This gouache painting is based on a shelf of sample flowers from a walled garden in Shropshire.
This lino cut is based on a painting which I made showing how a bud matures from tightly furled to fully resolved.
The painting is a lot softer than this graphic image.
In the Summer of 2018, the heat during the day was so great that in order to paint these lovely plants growing in my garden I had to get up at 5.00 a.m. and worked until 9.00 a.m after which the temperature was too much for painting.
Serendipity ensured that these plans grew so well together.
Every year I grow lilies in my garden. This year I grew some very large ones which reached over five feet tall, due to the 2018 hot Summer. As it was too hot to paint after 9.00 a.m, I had to get up at 5.00 a.m to be able to carry out this painting.
Planted in 2017 it has been a long wait to see the glorious results which complement the green of the shed .
These magnificent architectural plants grow by one of the tributaries of the River Test which runs through the glorious gardens of The Island, Greatbridge near Romsey, Hampshire
In the Autumn, the strong winds blow down twigs which are covered with these tendril covered lichens.
While watching the Rio Olympics, a crash against the window was the result of this lovely young thrush with glorious soft plumage and beautiful markings coming to a needless end.
This robin was one of the 2016 brood which did not make it.
These are the 2016 lilies in the garden, which link to those painted from previous years. The short window of opportunity between bud, blossom and the dropping of petals is about one week, so there was little room for contemplation, just painting.
This is a painting carried out over several weeks as the sticky bud developed into the final flower
During the winter, our delivery of logs for the fire developed these wonderful decorations.
Inspired by the paintings of Ambrosius Boschaert and other 17th c Dutch cabinet painters, I decided to make the most of the tulips in my garden and to combine them into a fantasy painting in the manner of the Dutch.
The cuckoo also imitates the flight and breast feathers of the Sparrowhawk, here shown.
This blue tit lasted out of the nest only a few hours. It failed to make to final flight to the nearby oak tree. Poor lovely bird, now buried under the plum tree.
This is a second painting of the lovely woodpecker with his beautiful plumage.
This lovely woodpecker flew into my studio. I am glad to report that a new one now comes to feed in the garden.
This is part of the series of four which deals with issues of antiquity; mares tails are ancient plant forms which date from the time of the dinosaurs.
By contrast, Arabella Lennox-Boyd , a silkscreen print, is a reflection of this garden designer’s use of geometry and formally organised planting.
The image, Carol Klein, is a lino cut in response to the theme of Energetic Women, the Catalyst theme for 2011, in which I had decided to concentrate upon the female gardener as playing an important role in current and past society.
This is a straight painting from plants in the garden in early spring
This painting is a straight observational work based on natural patterns
This is a further extension to the garden series of paintings from 2013 – 2015
This commissioned piece was produced for the wedding of Lucy Jessop and Aidan Joyce in 2012
My neighbour grew these magnificent thistles. Who could resist them?
This commissioned work was subsequent to the Three Thistles painting of the previous year
This painting is based on information about plants which have curative as well as damaging properties