I specialise in botanical work, and was one of contributors to the Mitchell Beazley Pocket Guide of Trees. To gain a place in a Royal Horticultural Society exhibition, four pieces of sample work must be submitted which are of Silver Medal standard. In 2011, my work was considered to be of a high enough standard, and so I am currently working on paintings to go in the February 2015 exhibition.
I produce line artwork used in flyers, posters, magazines and books, and I contribute to a website, parishpump.co.uk, that provides articles and illustrations for people across the world who produce church magazines (including England, Scotland and Ireland, the UK, Kentucky, Tenerife, Brazil, the Outer Hebrides, Ypres, Rome, Bern, Bangkok, Ankara, Kowloon, Gibraltar, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Borneo and China).
I have recently finished the cover artwork for the new edition of Northumbria Community’s Celtic Daily Prayer – The journey begins, and its companion volume Farther up and farther in, which will be published by HarperCollins in September 2015. I completed the section divider artwork for the two volumes last year. Already available is the ‘spin-off’, the Jesse Tree Series of readings for Advent, which was produced as an activity pack last year. It is available from the Northumbria Community website (http://www.northumbriacommunity.org/product/jesse-tree-pack/). The Northumbria Community online shop also sells some of my greetings card designs.
I also enjoy painting winter landscapes of trees against the sky.
I sell most of my work in exhibitions, but am also available for commissions.