Enjoying a floral safari at Tate Britain with a great group of students. It is a privilege to work in an inspiring place and with generous and enthusiastic people. Walking into the Prints and Drawings Room to see works by Mattisse, Caulfield, Hockney and many others was astonishing. Thank-you Tate.
Three days on site at Bradford Park Avenue's former ground with artists, archeologists, sports historians and local fans. Pleased to be the botanical component of this fascinating football heritage project conceived by Neville Gabie.
A collection of butterflies for students to draw on my Summer Flowers and Pollinators course today
Map of "The Wild Bit" commissioned as a gift for John Hardcastle. it is an area of woodland and ponds he has looked after during his retirement planting many unusual species, in particular conifers.
Students working on pen and ink drawings of winter trees. The beauty and variety of the buds and twig forms provide great subjects for line and tone drawings.
The completed medieval alphabet created by Portway Junior School pupils. Congratulations to
The Master of the Fish-Tailed Winged Bull
The Master of the Snake-Tailed Dragon
The Master of the Hairy, Bat-Winged LionRat
The Master of the Claw-Footed Scorpion
The Master of the Three Nostrilled Bat
The Master of the Armour and Sword Dragon
AKA Amelia, Jake, Nancy, Liam, Shante and Liam
Applying the final washes to Mappa to delineate the different geographical zones. At the centre (orange) is the Priory Precinct. Surrounding this, in yellow, is the farmland adjacent to the Priory. Beyond that (tan) the wider estate lands across southern england. The outer ring shows the landmass of the British mainland distorted to fit within the circular convention of a medieval map.
Sketching at the Kew Herbarium for a healthcare commission in Chester. The subject is plants that provide active chemical ingredients in modern medicines. I like to draw from life and herbaceous plants are hard to find in April. Pressed specimens provide invaluable information about plant structure and have a beauty all of their own. Many thanks to the Herbarium staff who were so helpful.