News, Events & Projects

Recent Projects…

Two bees and a fruitfly, Graphite on illustration board:  Produced for a molecular neurobiologist at the University College, London as part of a larger study looking a bumblebee, fruitfly and honeybee biology.

Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris

Common fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)

European Honeybee (Apis mallifera)

♦ Contributing artist to King’s Sombourne annual art show, October 5 & 6, 2019. 
 ♦ Contributing artist to Mottisfont’s biennial, juried Open Exhibition with “Rainbow Trout”.

 ♦ I was delighted to co-curate and contribute to the “Leaves of the Tree” exhibition, Winchester Cathedral, April-June, 2018.  A diverse exhibition of botanical art and calligraphy by Winchester Cathedral Scribes and invited artists highlighting many of the beloved plants growing around the Cathedral, as well as botanical imagery inspired by the Bible. Related events and workshops were also offered.

 ♦ My works, below: “Magnolia Leaf on Gold Leaf”, “Unity of the Spirit”, “Aquilegia with Shakespeare”

“The Leaves of the Tree shall be for the healing of nations”- Revelation 2:22
watercolour, gold leaf, gold gouache (sold)

“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of Peace” – Ephesians 11:3
watercolour, gold leaf, walnut ink (sold)

“I am that flower, that mint, that columbine” – William Shakespeare
watercolour, gold gouache

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Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

The distinctive Kingfisher is notable for its iridescent markings and preference for riparian habitats, making it a treasured sight along river banks and streams. Kingfisher project page

Seaweeds and Limpets of Britain: Produced for a marine ecologist at the University of Southampton for his work studying the biology of these species and the ecology of the marine intertidal zone.

Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

The rainbow trout is a species from the salmon family and is well known as a sport fish- popular for it’s beautiful colors and mild flavor. It has been introduced in every continent except Antarctica but is native to Pacific tributaries in Asia and North America. Rainbow Trout project page

Mountain Zebra (Equus zebra)

This rugged, threatened species from Southern Africa is the largest of the zebra family.

Announcements

♦ You can now find my cards (including holiday cards) at Kingsgate Books and Prints in Winchester in addition to their ongoing wide selection of my signed reproductions. Have a browse in a gallery full of fascinating historical images, within the delightful Kingsgate Arch area of Winchester (behind the Cathedral).

Recent Events

♦ Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, British Isles, Conference, 2019
♦ Kings Somborne Summer Art Show, 17 June, 2019
The Leaves of the Tree, Winchester Cathedral, 12 April- 24 June, 2018. Participating artist and co-curator

♦ Participating artist, Mottisfont Open Exhibition (National Trust). A juried show featuring a selection of artists from around the country.
♦ Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, British Isles, Conference, 2018
♦ Guild of Natural Science Illustrations Conference, July, 2018