Florilegeum: my garden

A gathering of flowers’ observed and remembered,  expressions of joy and excitement.  I am exhibiting original prints including collagraphs, drypoints,  monotypes and woodcuts on the theme of the garden

I love exploring the shapes, forms, colours and textures of the garden and want to convey my joy though the images I create.  I have a passionate curiosity about its own life – it is nature planned but wilful in following its own way.

The garden is an ever-changing sanctuary of colour, light and growth.  A place to sit and think.    A charm of goldfinches fly in and perch on the teazels and  siskins sit on the branches of the pear tree.  The garden has an absorbing, calming and re-centering effect and I would like my art to do the same.  The rose arch is not only a beautiful sight but also can be a metaphor for transformation and change.

Printmaking mirrors gardening in some ways. There is the exciting reveal of a new print on the press and the opening of a flower.   Also, the skilled control of a printmaking technique combined with a certain element that can be described as a ‘happy accident’. This can be compared to the careful planting of seeds or plants in the garden only to discover that an unidentified, intriguing seedling is also growing.

Drypoint with carborundum and chine colle
Drypoint with carborundum and chine colle


Friday 13 May| 6-9pm


14 May | 12-4pm


Tel: 07977 789590 to arrange a viewing

The event is part of ArtsFest Wolverhampton.