I am an artist/illustrator based in Cambridgeshire, England. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t draw. Unlike many artists I don’t seem to have a set style or even a preferred media, which I guess has its drawbacks. I have always liked using watercolours but I also utilise various drawing apps to create images and often I produce pictures using both techniques.
I enjoy print making and have tried etching, monoprints as well relief printing.
Plants and flowers are the main subjects of my work, which tends to be figurative rather than abstract.
This artwork was produced for the fascinating Plamatsu exhibition (https://www.botanic.cam.ac.uk/whats-on/our-future-is-nature-inspired-plamatsu-exhibition/ ) currently on at the University of Cambridge Botanic Garden. The exhibition is about how plant surface properties are the inspiration for the innovation and production of novel materials which could potentially change our lives in a positive way. This illustration is a digital collâge of electron microscope images of plant surfaces overlayed with a montage of the plants studied. The actual artwork is 1.9 metres by 1.7metres and is used as main illustration at the entrance to the exhibition.