Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
Metallic: Glossy finish and metallic appearance to create images with exceptional visual interest and depth
Two years ago I started work to fill my garden with beautiful flowers, and poppies were top of my list! This beauty flowered for the first time this summer and almost left me breathless – I hope I captured at least a fraction of the effect in this painting.
Watercolours on Fabriano Artistico extra white CP paper, 15″ × 11″
I have a passion for watercolours and love to play with colour, exploring the effect of combining pigment and water on the paper. Challenging the traditional view that watercolours are pale and washy, I love vibrant colour used in exciting combinations. I am especially drawn to flowers, their three dimensional forms presenting endless challenges.
I won the SAA Amateur Artist of the Year 2012 for my painting “Cosmic Poppies”.