Picture Profile: 0004 Carnation (Dianthus)

AMATEUR ARTWORK: 2002 to 2005

Please note that all paintings listed by Artist Codes 0000 to 0020 were painted prior to my turning professional. I started to number them in this way not in any particular order, then realized that if I was to be a professional, I needed to have a proper coding practice. So I decided after these 21 pictures that I would have four-digit Artist Codes, the first two digits representing the year, and the second two digits the order in which I either painted or sketched the artworks (not necessarily completing them at the time), i.e. “1023” was painted in 2010 and was number 23 of 23 paintings started during that year.

0004 Carnation (Dianthus)

Botanical Illustration. Artist Code: 0004. Completed November 2002. Original SOLD. Water colour. Framed size 16” x 22”.

SOLD at my Cambridge Open Studios Exhibition July 2015.

Sometimes called, “The Flower of Love”, someone bought me a bunch of beautiful carnations and I was enraptured by the colour and lines of the plant, and the waving and curling of the slim-line leaves, so just had to paint it!


Fancy petals, many whorls
A gift of love, desire unfurls
A message from the gods with love
Carnation splendour from above
Of many colours perfect blend
A couple’s quarrels for to end