I am a freelance artist/illustrator inspired by the astonishing variety of plants and animals found in the sea and freshwaters. A lifelong love of drawing and painting flowers and plants, and a fascination with closely observed detail often missed by the casual glance, has provided me with the endless challenge of capturing the form, pattern, texture and colour combinations of the natural world.
I draw from life into sketchbooks and then develop these drawings into watercolour paintings. I believe that drawing informs and challenges the artist and I use this belief extensively to underpin my work with school groups as the Resident Artist at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, Devon.
Please see my website for examples of drawings and paintings of flowers, plants and sea creatures, and for further explanation of my working practices.