In a little patch of ground outside my studio, where nothing ever seemed to grow, I planted a wildflower mix this year. It’s turned out to be our most beautiful bit of garden and they found their way into a painting.
Each original watercolour painting begins with a detailed pencil drawing. The drawing process involves real-life objects from our farm, the use of my own photo references of our resident wildlife, and many pattern and colour studies. The wallpaper patterns seen in many of my pieces are created from scratch… from doodle to design! As for the watercolour itself, all of the pieces are painted on a hot-pressed block using fine brushes, watercolour paint and pencils and, as yet, no magnifying glass.