Meanderings through Art and Gardens

I am an artist/illustrator based in Cambridgeshire, England, though I started life in India. 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 these days I am experimenting with coll├óge and also utilise various drawing apps to create images and often I produce pictures using both techniques.

I enjoy print making and have tried etching, mono prints as well relief printing and stone lithography.

Plants and flowers are the main subjects of my work, which tends to be figurative rather than abstract. And I love gardening, designing gardens and growing plants. I see gardening as just another form of three dimensional art; structure, composition, colour and texture are all things that have to be taken into account when creating a garden in the same way as with a painting or print.

I am very fortunate to have a large garden to experiment in, and many of the plants I grow there end up being used as subjects of my artwork. The garden is fairly wild, and home to all sorts of creatures, some more welcome than others.

The image below, “Hogweed and Teasels” is my most recent artwork, another giclee print, limited edition of 50. The fields around here in August, just after the harvest has finished were my inspiration for this print.

Hogweed and Teasels Limited edition giclee print.
Hogweed and Teasels