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R.H.S. Gold Medal Holder
Botanical accuracy in my paintings is something I am constantly striving to achieve, but equally important in my judgement is a strong element of good design which also depicts the habits of the plants. Formal botanical studies have their place in text books, but I prefer to produce pictures which are pleasing when framed and hung on the wall whilst still maintaining accuracy of botanical details. Much of my work is commissioned, but as I always work from live plants it is often necessary to wait for them to be in season. Watercolour and gouache are my usual media, with pencil work and pen and ink included where appropriate.