As a qualified teacher and professional artist, I have enjoyed teaching students watercolours in flowers and landscapes for 30 years now and feel very lucky and privileged to have been able to do something for the majority of my working life that I have enjoyed so much. Meeting and working with groups of people from all walks of life has been a very enriching experience that never fails to make me realise how lucky I am.
I am a member of the Society of Botanical Artists also the Society of Floral painters and exhibit with them in the yearly exhibitions and other venue throught the year. I have won various awards including the Founder Presidents Honour for the SBA and the Chairmans Trophy for the SFP.
I also have published seven books with Search Press and recorded 2 DVD's, available in seven languages. I have been contacted from all over the world by people who have enjoyed using them to further their painting skills, so writing them has been a very rewarding experience. Many of my paintings are published as cards worldwide, and can be found in many of the shops also as fine art prints.
Founder President's Honour 1999 Society of Botanical Artists
St Cuthberts Mill Award 2002 Society of Botanical Artists
Chairmans Trophy, Society of Floral Painters 2002 and 2011
Award for Excellence, Society of Floral Painters 1998
Award for Excellence, Society of Floral Painters 2003