News, News 2016

Instagram and interview

What a miserable, cold and rainy Sunday for Mr Flora's Patch's birthday! We thought we would stay at home, doing some gardening and relaxing, avoiding the Bank holiday traffic and general busy-ness of the week-end, but our outdoors chill out plans are rather ruined... Two bits of news today: I started an Instagram account. Considering… Continue reading Instagram and interview

News, News 2016, Painting

Hampshire Artists Open Studios 2016

This year I am taking part in HAOS away from my studio! I have been invited to join a group called ArtSeen. For many reasons, it made more sense to exhibit with a group this year so I accepted their kind invitation. The event will take place in Lockerley, a pretty village not far from… Continue reading Hampshire Artists Open Studios 2016

Art Questions, News, News 2016, Painting

What DID happen to the Fabriano Artistico paper?

On the 12th of July there was an intriguing meeting at the top of a spiral staircase, at the R.K. Burt (paper suppliers) warehouse in London: a handful of botanical artists, the boss Mr Burt himself, as well as Giuseppe and Chiara, marketing directors from the Fabriano mill. The aim of the meeting was for… Continue reading What DID happen to the Fabriano Artistico paper?

Art Tutorials, News, News 2016, Painting, YouTube Channel

My first YouTube video

I have posted my first home-made video on my brand new YouTube channel, Flora's Patch. It's the first of a four-part demonstration of a sunflower painting. The demonstration will also be published in Artists & Illustrators magazine in the summer, as a "masterclass". (That's what they call it, a bit more dramatic than "demonstration"...) This… Continue reading My first YouTube video