I have been working on a very special commission, a set of 20 original watercolour and pen paintings of a beautiful garden in Devon.
The paintings are finished the book is designed and we are working on the final stages of binding, text and cover.
This book is a celebration of a beautiful garden. Lovingly designed and created by the owners Kay and Gary Vanstone. Hidden away in the depths of Devon I stumbled upon this magical place attending a charity jazz evening. The event included a walk around this spectacular garden, I was entranced and inspired, I immediately wanted to paint the garden and went back the following day to do exactly just that!
I paid my money and quietly tucked myself away in a corner with an a spectacular view and sketched and painted away. Curious as to what I was doing Kay came over and spoke to me. So began the start of a wonderful relationship with her, the most gentle, generous, inspiring, and talented lady one would wish to meet.
We started talking about a book idea, a celebration of all the years of her work. To paint the garden through the seasons, I’d visit each month to sketch and paint the changes. What’s fab project!