As a keen gardener and walker I am interested in all things that grow - either by my own hand in my garden, or wild in the countryside. I may choose to paint individual specimens presented formally, or an amalgamation of natural subjects grouped informally with an emphasis on design. I use watercolour, occasional acrylic as a base on coloured paper, or pencil. Sometimes containers are represented and occasionally I incorporate still life objects to create a composition. My emphasis is on detail and botanical accuracy, but without sacrificing the natural flow and beauty of growth.