News, Events & Projects
On the Drawing Board…
Exploring Circles and Spirals in Nature. Glimpse of a larger project, in progress…
Recent Science Illustrations
Two bees and a fruitfly, Graphite on illustration board: Illustrations produced for publication: Ihara, et al (2020), Cofactor-enabled functional expression of fruit fly, honeybee, and bumblebee nicotinic receptors reveals picomolar neonicotinoid actions, PNAS (Proceedings of the National Acadamy of Sciences)
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.
♦ Contributing artist to Mottisfont’s biennial, juried Open Exhibition.
♦ Contributing artist to King’s Sombourne annual art show.
♦ I was delighted to co-curate and contribute to the “Leaves of the Tree” exhibition, Winchester Cathedral. 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)
Recent Works in Progress
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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
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
♦ February, 2021: Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Winter Conference (online)
♦ November, 2020: SCBWI & Smithsonian Nonfiction Workshop (online)
♦ Sept, 2020: Geometry Summer School, The Quadrivium: The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London (online).
♦ August, 2020: Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) annual Conference: Creativity in the time of Covid. (online).
♦ November, 2019: SCBWI British Isles, annual Conference. Ongoing member/attendee
♦ August, 2018: GNSI annual conference, Washington DC. Ongoing member/attendee
♦ Winchester Cathedral, The Leaves of the Tree Exhibition, Co-curator and contributing artist, 2018
♦ Contributing artist, Mottisfont Open Exhibition (National Trust). A juried show featuring a selection of artists from around the country.
♦ Contributing artist: Kings Somborne annual Summer Art Show.
♦ 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).