Inspired by the poppies in my garden, a loose and washy watercolour full of vibrant colours and great textures!

Watercolours, wet in wet on 140lb Fabriano Artistico extra white hot pressed paper, the original work measures 15″ × 11″


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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”.

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