Dragonfly wings

In my endeavour to create and produce more I’ve tried to paint and draw some dragonfly wings I guess the colours aren’t very realistic but they are fun :) I used inktense pencils by derwent for the rich translucent hues. My neighbour has a wildlife pond so I’m frequently visited by dragonflies, damselflies and the…

Graphic Plants..

After seeing the x-ray plant photos of Steven Meyers I was inspired to create a video edit that captured the same look and feel. I filmed plants in my garden using a macro lens then processed the clips with various computer generated effects to create the vivid graphic look of the video below. The clips were then…

The Spindleberry

I couldn’t resist posting this photo of the gorgeous pink and orange berries found on a Spindle Tree. They were discovered during a walk in Kent, growing on chalky soil in a hedgerow. Apparently the wood from the Spindle Tree is very hard, fine grained, and was used for making into wool spinning spindles and…

Humble Umbels…

I really love the form of the plants in the Umbelliferae family, I’m entranced by the upward sweeping negative curvature of the flowers (inflorescence), which resembles the inverted circles found in hyperbolic geometry. They are found in the British Isles as the native plants Wild Carrot (also known as Queen Anne’s Lace), Cow Parsley, Hogweed  and many…