Study of Sicilian oranges ~ watercolour (2014) 

Study of Sicilian oranges ~ watercolour (2014) 

Study of Italian tomatoes ~ watercolour (2014) 

Study of Italian tomatoes ~ watercolour (2014) 

The moth in progress (Imbrasia cytherea)

The moth in progress (Imbrasia cytherea)

Feeling nostalgic, I spent a lot of yesterday looking through old classwork and illustrations… these little dogs were for a hypothetical SPCA website (for which my ‘research’ included spending time with these pups, taking reference pictures!)

"The justification of art is the internal combustion it ignites in the hearts of men and not its shallow, externalized, public manifestations. The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenaline but is, rather, the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity."

Glenn Gould

Self Portrait ~ Oil on panel, 2012
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This painting was part of my application to the Florence Academy of Art, which I am pleased to say I will be attending as a student from October the 1st, 2012!

Self Portrait ~ Oil on panel, 2012

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Protea laurifolia ~ Charcoal & graphite

Protea laurifolia ~ Charcoal & graphite

Study of quinces on a branch ~ Oil on Board (2012)
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(detail)

Study of quinces on a branch ~ Oil on Board (2012)

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Olea europaea ’Leccino’ ~ Watercolour

Olea europaea ’Leccino’ ~ Watercolour


Aloe ciliaris ~ Watercolour
Found this in my dad’s garden, now it lives with me!

Aloe ciliaris ~ Watercolour

Found this in my dad’s garden, now it lives with me!

Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) ~ Watercolour
Kinda happy with this, though I want to do many more while these are still flowering.

Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) ~ Watercolour

Kinda happy with this, though I want to do many more while these are still flowering.