Every spring my dad ventures out on the farm to cut a small branch of blossoms from one of the wild apple or pear trees. He'll leave them in a vase at our door! They are so beautiful, I can never resist the urge to include them in 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.