About

My dad used to take me out walking as a child and he always carried nature books in his rucksack so that we could spot butterflies, mushrooms and flowers as we went. Drawing has always been a big part of my life and in 2018, a career switch allowed me to follow both passions and become a professional artist, creating vibrant pastel and charcoal drawings.  Foraging and walking trips in the Somerset countryside with my dog Cracker inspire my artwork

My ambition is to create vibrant artwork for people’s homes that encourages them to interact further with the natural world. My work has been called inspiring, energising and healing. Current drawings for sale include a Forager's Alphabet series and a Landscapes and a Nature series. They can be purchased as original drawings or as prints. Commissions are welcomed and recent drawings have included people's gardens, favourite landscapes and specific Forager's Alphabet letters
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Detail of a pastel commission ready for Christmas that combines a landscape - a house and garden - with Forager's Alphabet letters entwined in the apple blossom. An 'L' shown here. Loved doing this. Will be revealed in all its glory on my page after Christmas...
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Detail of a pastel commission ready for Christmas that combines a landscape - a house and garden - with Forager's Alphabet letters entwined in the apple blossom. An 'L' shown here. Loved doing this. Will be revealed in all its glory on my page after Christmas... . . . #artinforaging #foragersalphabet #pastelpencilsketch #pastels #pastellove #pastelpencils #softpastels #colourpalettes #commissionart #artrequest #artcommissions #commissionswelcomed #inspiredbynature #inspiredbypetals #natureonthepage #maketimeforart #carveoutimeforart #naturalart #slowliving_create #creativeeveryday #botanicalart #botanicalillustration #pasteldrawing #arttrade #birdsbutterfliesandblooms #originalart #originalartwork #thisweekoninstagram #numonday #numondaycom

A Forager's Alphabet 'T' for trooping funnel. I found a huge circle of them this morning by Blagdon Lake. Brought one home and drew it in pastels. A very interesting smell in my studio! An edible mushroom, remove the fibrous stalk and use in soups and risottos. Be careful, there are poisonous funnels around. These ones, however, are massive and grow in fairy circles for id
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A Forager's Alphabet 'T' for trooping funnel. I found a huge circle of them this morning by Blagdon Lake. Brought one home and drew it in pastels. A very interesting smell in my studio! An edible mushroom, remove the fibrous stalk and use in soups and risottos. Be careful, there are poisonous funnels around. These ones, however, are massive and grow in fairy circles for id . . . #foragersalphabet #artinforaging #pastels #pasteldrawings #troopingfunnel #ediblewildfood #wildfood #wildfoodlove #foragersalphabet #mushrooms #fungi #fungi_fan_club #mycophoria #mushroomguerilla #forestfinds #forestfloor #naturefinds #mushroomseason2019 #youfungus #mushroomspotting #mushroomphotography #fantasticfungi #fungifantastic #fungifreaks #thisweekoninstagram #blagdonlake #somerset #somersetartist #numonday #numondaycom

So inspired by the colour of the autumn leaves today. Have been talking to other creative friends about their favourite colours and reds and oranges seem popular. Maybe maple leaves? What are your favourites?
Original pastel and charcoal drawings and prints for sale in my nuMONDAY shop in my profile. Go and have a browse!
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So inspired by the colour of the autumn leaves today. Have been talking to other creative friends about their favourite colours and reds and oranges seem popular. Maybe maple leaves? What are your favourites? Original pastel and charcoal drawings and prints for sale in my nuMONDAY shop in my profile. Go and have a browse! . . . #autumnal #autumnvibes🍁 #leaves #inspiredbynature #imadethis #handmade #madebyhand #makersmovement #natureinspiredart #createeveryday #creativelivehappylife #somersetday #mendipatterns #numonday #numondaycom

Good morning! Gorgeous sunrise this morning...
Two out of seven commissions for Christmas customers complete. Onward and upward!
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Good morning! Gorgeous sunrise this morning... Two out of seven commissions for Christmas customers complete. Onward and upward! . . . #sunrise #blagdon #blagdonlake #northsomerset #somersetartist #mendipartist #artcommissions #originalart #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram

Christmas cards are go! The image is a detail from my pastel and charcoal drawing of Blagdon Lake in North Somerset. What do you think? Available at the St John the Baptist Christmas Fair in Churchill on Sunday 1 December or message me. The original and prints are available in my nuMONDAY shop in my profile
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Christmas cards are go! The image is a detail from my pastel and charcoal drawing of Blagdon Lake in North Somerset. What do you think? Available at the St John the Baptist Christmas Fair in Churchill on Sunday 1 December or message me. The original and prints are available in my nuMONDAY shop in my profile . . . #christmasfair #christmascard #christmas #snow #lake #blagdonlake #blagdon #loveblagdon #northsomerset #somerset #originalart #originaldrawing #original #greetingscard #pastelart #pastellist #pasteldrawing #pastellist #pastelsandcharcoals #pastelartist #somersetartist #mendiphillsaonb #mendipartist #numondaycom

Fantastic morning learning how to design, plan and make lanterns for the next Blagdon Lantern Parade from the wonderful Dee Moxon at In Bristol Studio. The giant lantern that leads the parade is on its way!
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Fantastic morning learning how to design, plan and make lanterns for the next Blagdon Lantern Parade from the wonderful Dee Moxon at In Bristol Studio. The giant lantern that leads the parade is on its way! . . . #blagdonlanternparade #blagdonlanternparade2020 #blagdon #northsomerset #inbristolstudio

Bit of a different snowy day today from my drawing created last winter! Similar view though. Unexpected snow is always a pleasure to me - even if I did have one eye on my 'impassable with snow' hill!
My original pastel and charcoal drawing will be available as a Christmas card, blank inside, from tomorrow. You can buy the cards at my next shopping event at St John the Baptist Church Christmas Fair in Churchill on Sunday 1 December or buy the original and prints from my nuMONDAY shop in my profile
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Bit of a different snowy day today from my drawing created last winter! Similar view though. Unexpected snow is always a pleasure to me - even if I did have one eye on my 'impassable with snow' hill! My original pastel and charcoal drawing will be available as a Christmas card, blank inside, from tomorrow. You can buy the cards at my next shopping event at St John the Baptist Church Christmas Fair in Churchill on Sunday 1 December or buy the original and prints from my nuMONDAY shop in my profile . . . #snow #blagdon #northsomerset #mendiphills #mendiphillsaonb #christmascard #christmasfair #original #print #originalart #originaldrawing #pastel #charcoal #pastelsandcharcoals #pastelart #pasteldrawing #pastellist #pastelartist #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #artfinder #interiordesign #artinforaging #winterlandscape #landscapes #numondaycom

Latest commission has gone to a happy home. Sennen Cove in Cornwall, the location of a first family holiday for a 50th birthday. Frame beautifully handmade by Folly Framing. There's still time to order a commission for Christmas. Message me if you would like a present for a special person
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Latest commission has gone to a happy home. Sennen Cove in Cornwall, the location of a first family holiday for a 50th birthday. Frame beautifully handmade by Folly Framing. There's still time to order a commission for Christmas. Message me if you would like a present for a special person . . . #commissions #artcommissions #art #originalart #originaldrawing #pastelart #pasteldrawing #pastellist #pastels #pastelsandcharcoals #charcoal #charcoaldrawing #somersetartist #pastelartist #landscapes #sennencove #cornwall #birthdaypresent #gift #christmasgift #nature #harbour #seascape #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram

Hard to spot the mushrooms in the leaves in Sandford Wood at present but this one was taking shelter
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Hard to spot the mushrooms in the leaves in Sandford Wood at present but this one was taking shelter . . . #fungus #fungi #fungi_fan_club #mushrooms #mushroom #shrooms #mycology #fungilove #fungiphotography #fantasticfungi #mushroomlove #mycologyclub #mushroomsociety #mushroomspotting #mushrooms_of_our_world #mushrooms_of_instagram #allthemushroomhashtags #naturelovers #nature #sandfordwood #northsomerset

The 'Happy' online auction is now closed... thanks to everyone who placed a bid and raised money for the Mendip Hills Fund. Thanks to Kristen, Jim and Sarah @mendiphillsaonb for setting up the auction and publicising it. £270 raised!
If you didn't win, there's plenty of Forager's Alphabet originals, prints and greetings cards available in my shop www.numonday.com/shop/art-in-foraging - see my bio. Or you can commission one for yourself or your loved one by messaging me here
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The 'Happy' online auction is now closed... thanks to everyone who placed a bid and raised money for the Mendip Hills Fund. Thanks to Kristen, Jim and Sarah @mendiphillsaonb for setting up the auction and publicising it. £270 raised! If you didn't win, there's plenty of Forager's Alphabet originals, prints and greetings cards available in my shop www.numonday.com/shop/art-in-foraging - see my bio. Or you can commission one for yourself or your loved one by messaging me here . . . #artinforaging #foragersalphabet #onlineart #onlineauction #mendiphillsfund #mendiphillsaonb #mendipartist #somersetartist #somerset #art #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #botanicalart #numondaycom