Asplenium nidus - bird's nest fern
Dryopteris affinis - golden male fern
Platycerium sp. – stags horn

Phlebodium aureum - golden polypody
Asplenium antiquum 'Victoria' - Japanese bird´s-nest fern
Dryopteris sieboldii - Siebold's wood fern

The paintings above are the sum of five years work due for entry in the 2014 BISCOT competition. The requirements for entry are submission of a minimum of six paintings on a botanical theme, All are watercolour on Fabriano. The inspiration for this set of paintings for BISCOT is a verdant colour palette and the fascinating shapes and diversity to be found in the fern family. My love of ferns goes back to childhood walks and play both in Scotland and Nigeria, discovering ferns secreted away in water runnels, hidden up trees, unfurling and eking out life in unusual and out of bounds nooks, unbound by regular garden cultivation.

Up coming Exhibitions:

10th - 18th September 2016. End of Year and Graduate Diploma Show at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, in the Fletcher building (follow the ramp to the right of the hot houses)

Prints and Cards

I have limited edition prints of the top line "Asplenium nidus - bird's nest fern", "Dryopteris affinis - golden male fern"and "Platycerium sp. – stags horn" as well as first on the left "Phlebodium aureum - golden polypody" for sale, and cards of the Dryopteris affinis, please get in touch if you would like to order any.

More prints and cards are available, take a look...

If you are interested in commissioning a painting or drawing please contact me.


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