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.
Botanical Illustration. Artist Code: 0010. Completed July 2005. Original SOLD. Oil on stretched canvas. Framed (with glass) size 26” x 20” [Prints available].
SOLD to Private collector, July 2012.
Chatting with neighbours over the garden fence is still a friendly pass-time in Comberton. I was pottering in my little wild garden and my neighbour called over the fence: “Look at this, what do you think?” I was aghast. The brilliance of this orchid matched the pride with which he was showing it to me. I just had to paint it.