Sunday, 21 September 2014

Another demonstrating day at The Savill Garden

Friday the 19th September saw Gill and I back at The Savill Garden for our third demonstration day.

Progression on our demonstration pieces is coming along quite nicely, Gill is working on some beautiful autumn berries...

...and my piece is of two Echinacea blooms...
I'm hoping to be putting the finishing touches to this piece at our fourth and final demonstration day on the 28th September...although there is still a lot of work to do.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Demonstrating at The Savill Garden

Sunday 31st August saw Gill and I demonstrating our techniques in the Pod at The Savill Garden.

Gill worked on an initial sketch of a Pansy from the gardens which will eventually become a botanical watercolour, and then went on to develop a pen and ink piece. My large canvas was in the very early stages of becoming two Echinacea blooms...the central disk florets are going to be a bit of a challenge.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

'Oil and Water' at The Savill Garden

'Oil and Water' is now set-up and ready to go. With the help of good friend Isabel Carmona ( and Gill's husband Vic, we managed to finish setting up yesterday evening...a very big thank you to them and to Brian and the staff at Savill who have been amazingly helpful.

During the month of September visitors can also enjoy the annual 'Sculpture in the Garden' event which starts on Monday 1st.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

'Oil and Water' Exhibition at The Savill Garden

During the month of September I will be holding an exhibition at The Savill garden with fellow artist and friend Gill Jelley.

Gill's work is botanical in style - the detail she manages to capture is amazing - and is produced in watercolour on hot pressed paper. You can see more of her work on her lovely website...

My work will be a mixture of oil painting and printmaking...have a look at my website for more details...

The exhibition will be open daily from 10am to 6pm, more info at: