‘Forest Pansy’ leaf
23 x 20.5 cm
Cercis Canadensis (Redbud) var ‘Forest Pansy’ has deep purple-red leaves through the year, which turn to gorgeous reds and oranges in autumn. This leaf is from the shrub at Hyde Hall. I painted this one at twice life size to get as much detail in as possible.
Anemone blanda – winter windflower
27 cm x 15 cm
These just turned up in my garden one spring, and I loved the brightness of the flowers.
This is one of the four pieces I submitted to the Royal Horticultural Society, and were considered to be of Silver Medal standard.
Corylus maxima purpurea – hazel – red filbert
29 cm x 38 cm
I had seen the glorious colour of the leaves in springtime, and then in the autumn, I was amazed by the pink of the casings surrounding the nuts, so I wanted to paint the hazel as one of my submissions. It then took a year, as I slowly added the next stage of growth to the picture.
This is one of the four pieces I submitted to the Royal Horticultural Society, and which were considered to be of Silver Medal standard.
Tomato ‘Lemon Tree’
24 x 32 cm
The seeds for these were in a pack of ‘heritage’ tomatoes, and I loved the intensity of the golden colour of the ripe fruit.
This is one of the four pieces submitted to the Royal Horticultural Society Picture Committee and considered to be Silver Medal standard.
13 x 15 cm
In a private collection
I liked the heart shape of this leaf, and the particularly vivid mosaic effect of the veins – a challenge to paint!
30 x 40 cm
These flowers had stunning burgundy stripes, and were a challenge to paint.