Friday, May 18, 2018

I colori di Conci- Conci's colours: BotanicalArtsWorldwide

I colori di Conci- Conci's colours: BotanicalArtsWorldwide: Oggi , nel mondo, se celebra l'arte botanica, una disciplina rigorosa, che segue ancora canoni antichi, meticolosamente rispettati dai ...

Saturday, May 12, 2018


I'm just back from a visit to my daughter and her family in England and I was so lucky to have beautiful weather for the first few days.  We spent most of our time in the garden and admiring the plum tree, covered in white blossom, here sketched in water soluble pen and coloured pencils.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Azaleas - Lin Frye

Journal - Azaleas all abloom in Southport, NC ...

Lin Frye, North Carolina

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Texas wildflowers

The first explosion of native wildflowers has begun, the first I found up close being the blanket flowers growing on a street corner in Somerville, Texas. Yesterday I stopped to get a closer look at the bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush, and tickseed blooming near highway 36 and FM 1948. Washington county will soon be covered in glorious color — this year, the peak bloom time is expected on Easter weekend, though they will continue through next month. And summer varieties will soon follow . . .

Saturday, February 24, 2018


One of my granddaughters is studying geology at Cardiff university and when she showed me some photos she had taken of rock samples seen through a microscope I was amazed at the colours and designs.  I persuaded her to email them to me so I could make some drawings and consequently a piece of textile art.
This is the first in a series mounted on a scrap from my grandmother's velvet shawl which must be at least 100 years old.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Sketching at the American natural history museum-The bighorn sheep

Ok it is not precisely a sketch in the wild but it's still a Sketch of a wild subject :)
Gouache on moleskine sketchbook