This hand carved Hellebore rubber stamp could be your very own in my first blog giveaway……all you need to do is tell me your favourite piece work I’ve done and why, by leaving a comment in this post (The link ‘Leave a reply’ is at the bottom of the post).

The closing date is 9pm GMT on Wednesday 2nd March, so be quick!

The winner will be chosen by a random number generator and I will post the name (not the details!) of the winner at 10am Thursday 3rd March.

Bon chance!


Lotus Seed Pod – Part I

The curious Lotus Flower Seed Pod.

This will be another watercolour and ink painting.

Illustration Friday :: Layers

The gleaming mirror-like layers of the orange-spotted tiger clearwing pupa in Colombia provide camouflage by reflecting the light and colours of the surrounding rainforest. After rainfall, they seem to disappear among the glistening wet leaves.

A Butterfly & A Toadstool – Part II

Watercolour and Acrylic Ink on Daler Rowney Rough Aquarelle 140 lb.

I was in two minds about the detail on the butterfly. I knew if I used black ink, it would make the butterfly look harder and more prominent, whereas white highlights and softens. I think the black would have been too strong in this case.

A Butterfly & A Toadstool – Part I

I started a new painting last night. I’m experimenting again. The next bit will be to add some ink detail.

Hellebore – After.


My completed Hellebore.

Watercolour and acrylic inks on Daler Rowney Aquarelle Rough 140lb