Tag Archives: allotment

Feb 2019

Spring Shows. February 2019.

I will be leading another botanical photography course at the Victoria and Albert Museum on 1st & 2nd March. After that, my work will be on show at The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London 0n 7-10 March. I’ll also be at Midcentury Modern in Dulwich, London on 10th March and on  11/12 and 18/19 May, my images will be part of a group show at the Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House. There will be plenty of new pictures on show which I have been retouching during the autumn and winter months including this one, Mixed Summer Plants 2, 2018.

 

New images 12.18

New images and last orders for Christmas. December 2018.

Here is one of the new images which has been on view in the last few weeks at various shows and exhibitions. It is part of a series of dahlia studies using eight different varieties of dahlias grown in the garden. This one is called Dahlias 3, but there will be more coming soon including landscape versions. It’s almost time for last orders for Christmas. I don’t think framed images are now possible but print only orders before 10th December can still be delivered in time for Christmas. 

Affordable Art Fair. March 2016.

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London. March 2016.

The Affordable Art Fair starts this week in Battersea, London SW11 9NJ and runs from 10th – 13th March. My work will be shown by Gas Gallery at stand C1 and will feature some of my new allotment plants images. While all this goes on, I will getting my hands dirty sowing hundreds of seeds in the potting shed and preparing to start shooting the tulips which are coming on at an alarming rate.

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Midcentury Modern. 22nd November 2015.

Once again, it’s time for Midcentury Modern, which is on this Sunday from 10am – 4pm at Dulwich College, London, SE21 7LD. As well as the usual range of plant studies, framed or unframed in various sizes, there will be a chance to see some of the new mixed plant studies. This one is Allotment Plants 1.

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Design Junction 9.15

Design Junction, London. September 2015.

Since springtime I’ve been working on more mixed plants studies, so I’m pleased that the first group of this work will be on view at the Design Junction show at Gas Gallery’s stand, 23rd-27th September in central London. Here is one of the series using plants from the allotment.

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Affordable Art Fair and Midcentury Modern. 3.15.

Affordable Art Fair and Midcentury Modern.

It’s been another busy weekend with two fairs at the same time (!) – The Affordable Art Fair in Battersea and Midcentury Modern in Dulwich. It’s always a great opportunity to meet the public to get feedback on the new work. There’s been a great response to my new plants studies, especially the mixed plant still life images. I now have to sort out the printing and framing orders, including some large framed orders of the image below, Mixed Plants 1, one of my studio compositions of various plants and flowers (including Philadelphus, Parthenocissus henryana, Humulus lupulus ‘Aureus’, and common blackberry flowers) which I grow in my garden or up at the allotment at Knight’s Hill.

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Borage. 5.7.13.

Borage at the allotment.

I’ve been harvesting Borage (Borago officinalis) today, otherwise known as starflower. I’ll be shooting them in the (dark!) studio but hopefully there will be some left over later to add to a glass of Pimms in the sunshine.

Chard/Frost 1.13

Frost, Knight’s Hill.

I’ve managed to get up to the allotments early on a few occasions this month to document some uncharacteristically severe frosts. Here the frost has built up on (someone else’s) chard.

Blackberry flowers. 29.6.12.

Blackberry flowers. Southampton.

Another humbling experience at the pristine allotment of my dad (81) in Southampton. Imagine a model/textbook wartime plot…

Primula 26.3.12

Primula Vulgaris. Knight’s Hill Allotments.

Primulas seem to be everywhere right now. Resisted strong urge to dig these ones up & rush them to the studio.

23.03.12 – Blue Shed

Allotment Shed. Knight’s Hill Allotments.

Went to collect scaffolding planks which were delivered to the allotments yesterday, but sadly all had been snaffled. This peeling shed caught my eye on the way back. Knight’s Hill has an extraordinary mixture of natural and artificial colour.

12.3.12 – Frogs

Frogwatch. Knight’s Hill.

Lots of frog activity in a neighbour’s pond this weekend.

9.3.12 – KH Shed

Knight’s Hill allotments.

Rather surreal-looking new shed with Canary Wharf visible in the background.

9.3.12 – KH Metal frames

Knight’s Hill allotments. Sunset.

One of our neighbours metal framework.

9.3.12 – KH Compost

Knight’s Hill allotments.

Compost heap with discarded dahlias.

9.3.12 – KH – greenhouse

Knight’s Hill Allotments.

Fantastic views from our plot. The background here is Docklands.