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Monotone 2020

Monotone 2020 – a year working on botanical illustrations for my VAS 2019 Open Eye Gallery Award Exhibition during lockdown!

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The Pittenweem Arts Festival… August 2019

I had a great second year at the festival, partially because I knew what I was letting myself in for this time, and partially because I made friends last year and I was really pleased to be spending 10 days with my gals and guys (Fergus!) in venue 64! Awesome to be...

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Christmas cards

I have designed Christmas cards for many years to give to friends and family with the notion that one day I might sell them, finally I am doing it! If you are interested please visit my Etsy shop.

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Scottish Plant Lore – an Illustrated Flora

Greg Kenicer’s book on Scottish Plant Lore – an Illustrated Flora, launched at the Edinburgh Book Festival on the 16th August, is now available to buy in all good book stores and would make a lovely xmas gift for those in love with Scottish flora or botanical...

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The Pittenweem Arts Festival… August 2018

I got a generous review from Katherine Tyrrell of  the Botanical Art and Artists website on my show at the Pittenweem Arts Festival. "The occasion of a first solo exhibition for a botanical artist is very special - and I like to try and highlight those who are trying...

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Educational… March 2018

This month has been very educational! Last night I attended a talk organised by the Friends of the RSA at ECA, Let’s Talk About … establishing a career in the Visual Arts – challenges and rewards. This involved a 5 strong panel of emerging and established artists in...

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Getting back to work… January 2018

I wondered about adding a post now and then which isn't exactly news but lists a few of the botanical art thingys that I have been thinking about... I've been painting again after my post diploma r&r requirement. I am finishing up on my diploma pieces, which is...

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What’s on the cards for 2018?

A belated Happy New Year to everyone! I have two exhibitions lined up for 2018 so far. The first is the very exciting worldwide Day of Botanical Art, aiming to raise the profile of botanical art, artists, institutions and organisations around the world. The second, I...

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Worldwide Day of Botanical Art 2018

April & May 2018 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Further details in location and times to come... A worldwide Day of Botanical Art will be held on May 18, 2018 Botanical Art Worldwide is an international collaboration of botanical artists, organisations, and...

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Interview for Botanic Stories @RBGE

During the recent ESBA show, Roger Hyam of the RBGE, interviewed me for his Blog & Podcast Botanic Stories, about botanical illustration. The interview is about 12 mins, and if you want to hear my dulcet tones (I challenge Henry Higgens to place me!) then you can...

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