Bi-Colour Anemone de Caen

Bi-Colour Anemone de Caen

 Apple Blossom

Apple Blossom

Materials

I firmly believe that high quality materials deliver more delightful art. I use a variety of Italian and German crepe and doublette papers ranging in weight from 60g to 180g to give texture and colourful variety to my work. Usually my work contains a wire structure underneath so that the flowers, fruit and vegetables can be gently posed like dolls. Sometimes I will also take advantage of spun cotton forms for fruits and vegetables.

For longevity and sustainability, I currently do not use any foam or floral tape in my work.

 Into the Garden

Into the Garden

 Tulips

Tulips

Colour

I colour using many methods. Sometimes I custom dye my papers for a more natural look. Other times I spray or directly draw using archival quality Copic inks from Japan that add additional dimension. Other times I may use beeswax or acrylic mediums to give the surface a lovely sheen.