“Needle-painting” embroidery depicting a male Roe Deer.
Lapwing colour pencil drawing
A present for a friend. I used my favourite Karismacolor pencils which I’ve had since I did my Art & Design GCSE a very long time ago!
Small Copper butterfly embroidery
My third piece of “needle painting” embroidery, a Small Copper butterfly on a Helenium flower.
Red Kites papercut card
A commission for a Red Kite lover.
I was commissioned to create this piece, combining a linocut print of a pair of Oystercatchers with an old Ordnance Survey map.
Hawfinch linocut print
This Hawfinch linocut print contains nine different colours of ink. Using the “reduction” method I alternately cut away, then inked up and printed each colour of the design.
Blue Tit embroidery
I was inspired by Emillie Ferris’s “needle-painting” designs and bought her bumblebee PDF to try the technique for myself. After I’d had great fun completing that, I couldn’t resist trying to create my own design. This Blue Tit embroidery is the result. I learned a lot!
Elephant Hawk-moth linocut print cards
These handprinted cards were intended to be prints, but things went a bit wrong. I still loved the colours and they made lovely cards. Phew!
Oak Beauty moth
The Oak Beauty is one of my favourite moths, so I couldn’t resist making a simple three-colour reduction linocut print.
Tiny Peregrine cards
I ordered some blank “postcards”. It turns out they are business card-sized… so I made a tiny peregrine block to print on them. Think I’ll just about have enough room to scrawl “Thank you!” on the back and pop them in with orders…
Song Thrush linocut prints
Another in my series of linocut prints on old Ordnance Survey maps.
Autumn leaf original colour pencil drawing
I picked up this gorgeous sweetgum leaf in autumn and fell in love with its colours. Any excuse to get out my old Karismacolor pencils…
This Nightingale linocut is printed on an old Ordnance Survey map. I chose it carefully – Glapthorn Cow Pasture is where I heard my first ever Nightingale.
Daffodils are so cheerful. I thought they would make a lovely linocut print.
Barn Owl linocut print
I had a memorable encounter with our local Barn Owl as it floated over a field full of cow parsley. Naturally, I couldn’t help but make a print.
These delightful Banded Snails were slowly making their way across the garden path. I thought they looked like they were moving in for a kiss… what do you think?
Merveille du Jour moth
This was my first-ever multi-coloured reduction linocut print. I was over the moon when I finished them, and just as pleased when I managed to sell them all to discerning moth-lovers.
Ring Ouzel linocut print
For me, Ring Ouzels are magical birds that I don’t often see. They spend their winters in the mountains of the Atlas mountains, where they feast on juniper berries. They do pass through England’s lowlands in spring and autumn on their way to more hilly terrain.