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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Yellow flag iris out along the rivers, tributaries and lakes at the moment... so elegant. To be drawn soon
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#yellowflagiris #marshflowers #wildflowers #congesburyyeo #somerset

Yellow flag iris out along the rivers, tributaries and lakes at the moment... so elegant. To be drawn soon . . . #yellowflagiris #marshflowers #wildflowers #congesburyyeo #somerset

Pastel drawing of cowslips and dandelions down by the lake...
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#cowslips #dandelions #wildflowers #blagdonlake #northsomerset #artinforaging #pastels #pastelartist #mendipartist

Pastel drawing of cowslips and dandelions down by the lake... . . . #cowslips #dandelions #wildflowers #blagdonlake #northsomerset #artinforaging #pastels #pastelartist #mendipartist

My 'Forager's Alphabet' greetings cards are available to buy so that you can write to the people you love and tell them you miss them... They are £3 each and I'll give you a free card for each 5 that you buy. Your choice of extra card. Postage and packing £2.50 for multi buy in the UK. Most letters are available. Blank inside. Ideas for what you can do with each foraged item on the back. Have a look at the range on my website, link in my profile. Message me with your order and I'll put them in the post to you

#artinforaging #foragersalphabet #greetingscards #blankcards #lockdownnotes #missyou #missingfamily #missingfriends #naturelovers #naturegifts

My 'Forager's Alphabet' greetings cards are available to buy so that you can write to the people you love and tell them you miss them... They are £3 each and I'll give you a free card for each 5 that you buy. Your choice of extra card. Postage and packing £2.50 for multi buy in the UK. Most letters are available. Blank inside. Ideas for what you can do with each foraged item on the back. Have a look at the range on my website, link in my profile. Message me with your order and I'll put them in the post to you #artinforaging #foragersalphabet #greetingscards #blankcards #lockdownnotes #missyou #missingfamily #missingfriends #naturelovers #naturegifts

Have been hoping to spot one of these. The stinking iris, Iris foetidissima, or the roast-beef plant. Normally used to seeing their gorgeous red berry pods at the other end of the year, but the flowers are short lived. So beautiful, given its name!
naturespot.org.uk says 'It is known as "stinking" because some people find the smell of its leaves unpleasant when crushed or bruised, an odour that has been described as beefy.'
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#stinkingiris #roastbeefplant #irisfoetidissima #wildflowers #nature #naturelovers #naturefinds #blagdonlake #northsomerset

Have been hoping to spot one of these. The stinking iris, Iris foetidissima, or the roast-beef plant. Normally used to seeing their gorgeous red berry pods at the other end of the year, but the flowers are short lived. So beautiful, given its name! naturespot.org.uk says 'It is known as "stinking" because some people find the smell of its leaves unpleasant when crushed or bruised, an odour that has been described as beefy.' . . . #stinkingiris #roastbeefplant #irisfoetidissima #wildflowers #nature #naturelovers #naturefinds #blagdonlake #northsomerset

Quick sketch from today's walk down by the lake. Gorgeous weather. Limited pastel colours in my box but worked fine...
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#artinforaging #sketch #pastellist #pastels #sennellierpastels #nature #pastelartist #pasteldrawing #blagdonlake #northsomerset #longwalks #artist #mendipartist  #artistsofinstagram #artistsoninstagram #sketchoftheday

Quick sketch from today's walk down by the lake. Gorgeous weather. Limited pastel colours in my box but worked fine... . . . #artinforaging #sketch #pastellist #pastels #sennellierpastels #nature #pastelartist #pasteldrawing #blagdonlake #northsomerset #longwalks #artist #mendipartist #artistsofinstagram #artistsoninstagram #sketchoftheday

Pastel and charcoal drawing that encapsulates all my recent walks through beautiful swathes of bluebells, wild garlic and ferns...
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#artinforaging #springinthewood #bluebells #wildgarlic #ramsons #ferns #spring #nature #natureheals #pastelsandcharcoals #pastelartist #mendipartist #mendiphillsaonb #art #pasteldrawing #artistsofinstagram #artistsoninstagram

Pastel and charcoal drawing that encapsulates all my recent walks through beautiful swathes of bluebells, wild garlic and ferns... . . . #artinforaging #springinthewood #bluebells #wildgarlic #ramsons #ferns #spring #nature #natureheals #pastelsandcharcoals #pastelartist #mendipartist #mendiphillsaonb #art #pasteldrawing #artistsofinstagram #artistsoninstagram

'Togetherness'. Pastel and charcoal on black Frisk paper. Entry for @mockingbird_press open competition
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#mockingbirdpressart
#artinforaging #ferns #fernsopening #pastels #pastelsandcharcoals #pastelart #pastellist #pastelartist #mendipartist #mendiphillsaonb #northsomerset

'Togetherness'. Pastel and charcoal on black Frisk paper. Entry for @mockingbird_press open competition . . . #mockingbirdpressart #artinforaging #ferns #fernsopening #pastels #pastelsandcharcoals #pastelart #pastellist #pastelartist #mendipartist #mendiphillsaonb #northsomerset

Wild garlic is such a wonderful edible and brings different elements to the party during its lifecycle. You can eat the young leaves and put them in any savoury dish for an instant hit of flavour and colour. Or turn them into a pesto or oil. The flower heads and buds can be pickled or dipped in batter and fried. The seeds are wonderful too and are very much like mini capers. Again these can be pickled or tempuraed (if that's a word!). Go and grab some before it disappears...
My pastel wild garlic 'G' is available as an original, print or greetings card in my shop. Link in my profile
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#wildgarlic #ramsons #wildedible #nature #ediblewildfood #foragersalphabet #artinforaging

Wild garlic is such a wonderful edible and brings different elements to the party during its lifecycle. You can eat the young leaves and put them in any savoury dish for an instant hit of flavour and colour. Or turn them into a pesto or oil. The flower heads and buds can be pickled or dipped in batter and fried. The seeds are wonderful too and are very much like mini capers. Again these can be pickled or tempuraed (if that's a word!). Go and grab some before it disappears... My pastel wild garlic 'G' is available as an original, print or greetings card in my shop. Link in my profile . . . #wildgarlic #ramsons #wildedible #nature #ediblewildfood #foragersalphabet #artinforaging

Loving the greens!
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#green #greeninspiration #spring #textures #patterns #wildgarlic #ramsons #ivy #ferns #grass #darklane #blagdon #northsomerset

Loving the greens! . . . #green #greeninspiration #spring #textures #patterns #wildgarlic #ramsons #ivy #ferns #grass #darklane #blagdon #northsomerset

The heady aroma of bluebells and wild garlic...
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#bluebells #wildgarlic #ramsons #wildflowers #blagdon #northsomerset #crackerandreasdog

The heady aroma of bluebells and wild garlic... . . . #bluebells #wildgarlic #ramsons #wildflowers #blagdon #northsomerset #crackerandreasdog