Out and about the hedgerows in Kells I gather plant material and photographs, loving particularly the nettles, Blackthorn and Gorse, which I learn to treat carefully!!  I then create paintings and drawings, from which all my designs are developed

 

How do you pick nettles?

How do you pick nettles?

Carefully!

Carefully!

The vivid colour of the Gorse beckons

The vivid colour of the Gorse beckons

The delicate Blackthorn flower has fierce thorns!

The delicate Blackthorn flower has fierce thorns!

Gorse and fern. Digital print on Irish linen. Detail

Gorse and fern. Digital print on Irish linen. Detail

Photograph taken on the Rockfield Road, Kells

Photograph taken on the Rockfield Road, Kells

I generate many drawings and paintings to work from

I generate many drawings and paintings to work from

Ferns and leaves. Digital & Screen prints. Detail

Ferns and leaves. Digital & Screen prints. Detail

Sycamore, Beech, Buddleia, Ash

Sycamore, Beech, Buddleia, Ash

In the screen print studio the leaf drawings are printed onto fabric

In the screen print studio the leaf drawings are printed onto fabric

Drying the print

Drying the print

Prints come in many colourways. Detail on Irish linen

Prints come in many colourways. Detail on Irish linen