Tag Archives: garden

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.

 

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Artists’ Open House and V&A Botanical Photography Course. May 2018.

I’ll be busy for the next couple of weekends. The Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House begins this weekend where I will be showing lots of newly framed images in sizes A4 up to 30″x 40″. There will also be a selection of mounted and unframed work on sale. The address is 158 Overhill Road, London, SE22 0PS. 11am-6pm, 12 & 13 and 19 & 20 May. Prices from £70-£700. I’ll also be leading a two day botanical photography workshop at the Victoria & Albert Museum on 18th and 19th May. Sadly the course is now full but I’m looking forward to meeting the students and showing them some inspirational artwork in the V&A’s prints and drawings study room where they’ll be able to see botanical illustration, paintings and photographic prints before starting their own projects. (For this reason I won’t be there in person at the Open House on Sat 19th May).

Spring shows. February 2017.

Spring shows. February 2017.

I’m looking forward to adding another new tulip study to the collection at two forthcoming shows this spring. The Affordable Art Fair is at Battersea, London (9-12 March) and Midcentury Modern will be in Dulwich, London (19 March). The composition here, Mixed Tulips 2, was photographed last spring, and the current batches of tulips and other bulbs are just beginning to show signs of life for this year’s work.

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Sunday Times Style 5.15

Floral photography for the Sunday Times Style Magazine/Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Following a couple of great weekends selling pictures and talking plants, flowers and photography at the Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House, it’s now time for the 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. In this Sunday’s Sunday Times Style Magazine there’s a double page spread which I shot in collaboration with Flora Starkey, a floral designer who is currently working with garden designer Jo Thompson on the M&G garden retreat show garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

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Pullens 12.14

Pullens Yards Winter Open Studios.

This weekend, 5-7 December, Pullens Yards have their winter open studios and Christmas sale. Gas Gallery (13a Iliffe Yard) will have lots of my new prints on sale and you’ll find them above the Electric Elephant cafe.

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Great Dixter 9.14

British Gardens in Time: Great Dixter on BBC4.

Programme on the House and Gardens at Great Dixter and the work of the late, great Christopher Lloyd.

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Midcentury Modern

Midcentury Modern, March 16th 2014.

I’ll be showing my prints again at the excellent Midcentury Modern show on Sunday at Dulwich College, London SE21 7LD.

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Midcentury Modern.

Here’s a show I’ll be doing soon on Sunday 1st December. There will be lots of new framed and unframed prints. More details at http://modernshows.com/the-shows/dulwich-december-2013/

Summer rain 17.7.12

Summer Rain.

It’s not all bad this summer. Here’s a good example of how lush the garden is in mid-July. Rain on the leaves of Vitis ‘Brant’.

Philadelphus 7.12

Philadelphus (Mock Orange) Flowers.

Short-lived but richly fragrant flowers on this Philadelphus. I’ve been trying to shoot these in the studio but with limited results; they begin to wilt so quickly.

 

Bloomsbury 2.7.12

Bloomsbury Art Fair. 5-8 July, 2012.

At the Gas Gallery stand I’ll have work on show in various sizes. Framed and unframed prints will be for sale from 8″ x 10″ up to 30″ x 40″.

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…

Frames/Display 17.5.12

New Frames and Window Mounted Prints. Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House.

We’re open again this coming weekend (19th & 20th May) for the Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House. Here are a couple of snaps showing the new frames for the large 20″ x 24″ prints and a display of 10″ x 8″ prints in 12″ x 12″ window mounts.

 

 

 

 

 

Blossom 3.12

Blossom. Local trees.

Dozens of the ornamental cherry (Prunus) trees near my home are currently festooned with blossom.

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 Arum leaves

Garden. Arum leaves.

Arum italicum ‘Marmoratum’ (Lords and ladies). This provides lots of engaging leaf colour which is much needed at this early part of spring.

9.3.12 Daffodils

Daffodils. Peckham.

On my way to the studio, cycling through Peckham, I noticed the first daffodils… Pedants: note my bike in background is precisely this colour of yellow.

9.3.12 – Viburnum

Garden. Viburnum bodnantense ‘Dawn’.

Despite being rather roughly transplanted from front to back garden, this Viburnum has provided flowers throughout winter with sweet honeyed scent. Just starting to fade now.

9.3.12 RHS courses

RHS Courses guide.

They’ve used my image of an Echinops bannaticus (globe thistle) for this new booklet.

9.3.12 – Garden Griseum

Garden. Acer griseum.

Paper-bark maple.