About

My dad used to take me out walking as a child and he always carried nature books in his rucksack so that we could spot butterflies, mushrooms and flowers as we went. Drawing has always been a big part of my life and in 2018, a career switch allowed me to follow both passions and become a professional artist, creating vibrant pastel and charcoal drawings.  Foraging and walking trips in the Somerset countryside with my dog Cracker inspire my artwork

My ambition is to create vibrant artwork for people’s homes that encourages them to interact further with the natural world. My work has been called inspiring, energising and healing. Current drawings for sale include a Forager's Alphabet series and a Landscapes and a Nature series. They can be purchased as original drawings or as prints. Commissions are welcomed and recent drawings have included people's gardens, favourite landscapes and specific Forager's Alphabet letters
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Some spring flowers to cheer up your day...
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#wildflowers #daisy #dandelion #blossom #celandine #happyflowers #flowers #springflowers #spring #feelgoodflowers #blagdon #northsomerset

Some spring flowers to cheer up your day... . . . #wildflowers #daisy #dandelion #blossom #celandine #happyflowers #flowers #springflowers #spring #feelgoodflowers #blagdon #northsomerset

Flashback to finding my first ever morel this time last year, so exciting! My latest pastel and charcoal commission was for a March birthday. It is inspired by morel hunting in Prague and will hopefully bring lots of wonderful memories flooding back to the person who has received it...
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#commissionart #commission
#artinforaging #birthdaygift #morels #mushrooms #shrooms #fungi #fungi_fan_club #fungus #fungifantastic #fungilove #fungiphotography #marchmushroommadness #nature #naturelovers #pastels #pasteldrawing #pastelsandcharcoals #pastellist #pastelartist #somersetartist #mendipartist #blagdon #northsomerset

Flashback to finding my first ever morel this time last year, so exciting! My latest pastel and charcoal commission was for a March birthday. It is inspired by morel hunting in Prague and will hopefully bring lots of wonderful memories flooding back to the person who has received it... . . . #commissionart #commission #artinforaging #birthdaygift #morels #mushrooms #shrooms #fungi #fungi_fan_club #fungus #fungifantastic #fungilove #fungiphotography #marchmushroommadness #nature #naturelovers #pastels #pasteldrawing #pastelsandcharcoals #pastellist #pastelartist #somersetartist #mendipartist #blagdon #northsomerset

Head clearing walk today through Sandford Wood... the wild garlic helped!
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#feather #wildgarlic #ramsons #wildleeks #lichen #sweetviolet #wildflowers #naturefinds #nature #natureinspiration #crackerandreasdog #sandfordwood #somerset

Head clearing walk today through Sandford Wood... the wild garlic helped! . . . #feather #wildgarlic #ramsons #wildleeks #lichen #sweetviolet #wildflowers #naturefinds #nature #natureinspiration #crackerandreasdog #sandfordwood #somerset

Blagdon Lantern Parade 'Leap into Spring' 2020! The hare was worth all the hard graft and wine! Love this pic @rukakat
Well done Lovelies! 😘😍❤️
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#blagdonlanternparade #blagdonlanternparade2020 #leapintospring #newinnblagdon

Blagdon Lantern Parade 'Leap into Spring' 2020! The hare was worth all the hard graft and wine! Love this pic @rukakat Well done Lovelies! 😘😍❤️ . . . #blagdonlanternparade #blagdonlanternparade2020 #leapintospring #newinnblagdon

Some welcome sun on the snowdrops. Bitterly cold though... I'll take that over all this rain
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#snowdrops #sunlight #lightrelief #charterhouse #blackmoorreserve #somerset

Some welcome sun on the snowdrops. Bitterly cold though... I'll take that over all this rain . . . #snowdrops #sunlight #lightrelief #charterhouse #blackmoorreserve #somerset

Pussy willow catkins are emerging. Lovely to see spring coming...
'Traditionally, willows were used to relieve pain associated with a headache and toothache. The painkiller Aspirin is derived from salicin, a compound found in the bark of all Salix species. In medieval times, in many parts of Europe, the bark was chewed to release the salicin for pain relief' from @woodlandtrust
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#pussywillow #willow #salix #catkins #painrelief #willow #wildmedicine #trees #treesofinstagram #charterhouse #blackmoorreserve #somerset

Pussy willow catkins are emerging. Lovely to see spring coming... 'Traditionally, willows were used to relieve pain associated with a headache and toothache. The painkiller Aspirin is derived from salicin, a compound found in the bark of all Salix species. In medieval times, in many parts of Europe, the bark was chewed to release the salicin for pain relief' from @woodlandtrust . . . #pussywillow #willow #salix #catkins #painrelief #willow #wildmedicine #trees #treesofinstagram #charterhouse #blackmoorreserve #somerset

Four from my walk today... eyelash fungi, scarlet elf cap, wood blewit and bleeding oak crust. Always wonderful descriptive names that inspire...
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#commoneyelashfungi #scarletelfcup #woodblewit #bleedingoakcrust #fungus #fungi #fungi_fan_club #mushrooms #mushroom #shrooms #mycology #fungilove #fungiphotography #fantasticfungi #mushroomlove #mycologyclub #mushroomsociety #mushroomspotting #mushrooms_of_our_world #mushrooms_of_instagram #allthemushroomhashtags #naturelovers #nature #blagdonlake #northsomerset #natureinspiration

Four from my walk today... eyelash fungi, scarlet elf cap, wood blewit and bleeding oak crust. Always wonderful descriptive names that inspire... . . . #commoneyelashfungi #scarletelfcup #woodblewit #bleedingoakcrust #fungus #fungi #fungi_fan_club #mushrooms #mushroom #shrooms #mycology #fungilove #fungiphotography #fantasticfungi #mushroomlove #mycologyclub #mushroomsociety #mushroomspotting #mushrooms_of_our_world #mushrooms_of_instagram #allthemushroomhashtags #naturelovers #nature #blagdonlake #northsomerset #natureinspiration

Jelly ear fungi gathering momentum on hazel branches with wild garlic beyond. Jelly ear is great to oven dry and then rehydrate for stews, risottos and pasta dishes
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#jellyearfungus #wildgarlic #ramsons #wildfood #wildfoodlove #fungus #fungi #fungi_fan_club #mushrooms #mushroom #shrooms #mycology #fungilove #fungiphotography #fantasticfungi #mushroomlove #mycologyclub #mushroomsociety #mushroomspotting #mushrooms_of_our_world #mushrooms_of_instagram #allthemushroomhashtags #naturelovers #nature #blagdon #northsomerset

Jelly ear fungi gathering momentum on hazel branches with wild garlic beyond. Jelly ear is great to oven dry and then rehydrate for stews, risottos and pasta dishes . . . #jellyearfungus #wildgarlic #ramsons #wildfood #wildfoodlove #fungus #fungi #fungi_fan_club #mushrooms #mushroom #shrooms #mycology #fungilove #fungiphotography #fantasticfungi #mushroomlove #mycologyclub #mushroomsociety #mushroomspotting #mushrooms_of_our_world #mushrooms_of_instagram #allthemushroomhashtags #naturelovers #nature #blagdon #northsomerset

Wild honeysuckle leaves emerging on a wintry day in the Mendip Hills... For my lovely friend Bec Griffith to cheer her up
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#honeysuckle #wildhoneysuckle #springiscoming #charterhouse #blackmoorreserve #somerset #natureinspiration

Wild honeysuckle leaves emerging on a wintry day in the Mendip Hills... For my lovely friend Bec Griffith to cheer her up . . . #honeysuckle #wildhoneysuckle #springiscoming #charterhouse #blackmoorreserve #somerset #natureinspiration

Survival. Scarlet elf cup hiding from the hailstones. No new artwork at present as struggling through concussion after a fall. Starting to climb out of it. Hopefully some nice photos for you though as I start to walk in nature again. The best healer. Watch this space...
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#concussion #headinjury #pain #naturelovers #naturefinds #natureinspiredart #natureheals #scarletelfcup #mushrooms_of_instagram #mushroom #shroom #fungus #fungilove #fungi #fungi_fan_club #fungiphotography #wildfood #wildfoodlove #hailstones #crazyweather #blagdon #northsomerset #somerset

Survival. Scarlet elf cup hiding from the hailstones. No new artwork at present as struggling through concussion after a fall. Starting to climb out of it. Hopefully some nice photos for you though as I start to walk in nature again. The best healer. Watch this space... . . . #concussion #headinjury #pain #naturelovers #naturefinds #natureinspiredart #natureheals #scarletelfcup #mushrooms_of_instagram #mushroom #shroom #fungus #fungilove #fungi #fungi_fan_club #fungiphotography #wildfood #wildfoodlove #hailstones #crazyweather #blagdon #northsomerset #somerset