Inspiration

My work is inspired by real life flora as well watercolours, Chinese ink paintings, and modern food photography. I aim for creating artwork that sits somewhere between dreams and reality.

Salmon Star Oriental Lily  Private Commission

Salmon Star Oriental Lily

Private Commission

Blue Rose  Made for “Botanical Impossibilities” collaborative project with Anna Chedid

Blue Rose

Made for “Botanical Impossibilities” collaborative project with Anna Chedid

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 or papier-mâché 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

In addition to the colour of the crepe itself, I often colour or add detail using Copic (Japanese alcohol inks) and Caran D’ache Neocolor I wax pastels. Occasionally I may use beeswax or acrylic mediums to give the surface a lovely sheen.