I am a botanical artist and illustrator and my work is a meld of the fascination that I feel for my plants, their structure and life cycle. I specialise in capturing detail with a contemporary design ethos. In my previous life I was a graphic and web designer.
I currently exhibit with the Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh. I also show with the VAS and SSA Opens, at various botanical art societies and I am a graduate of the Diploma in Botanical Illustration from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, I have an RHS gold medal, a BISCOT gold medal.
Botanical illustration, watercolour, dry brush, Japanese ink paste, measured drawing, pen and ink, Arisaema
Rory McEwan, polymath extraordinaire! He created the most brilliant botanical illustrations, with such gorgeous attention to detail and amazing composition.
I can pinpoint information in a spreadsheet quite fast :)
Graphic and web design
How to paint
To just start drawing, it doesn't matter what it looks like initially, it'll evolve... and you can always throw it away and start again.