Picture Profile: 0019 Toad Lily (Tricyrtis formosana)

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.

0019 Toad Lily (Tricyrtis formosana)

0019 Toad Lily (Tricyrtis formosana)

Botanical Illustration. Life size water colour and pen and ink on Bristol parchment. Framed size 11″ x 15″. Completed March 2005

Donated to Mid Anglia Junior Committee for Cam Sight fund raiser December 2015

Artist Code 0019.


A three-day art course at the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens threw up these little beauties next to some old pots in front of one of the greenhouses. The design was originally meant to be a pen and ink study, but the delicate purple beauty of the flowers, and autumnal yellow green leaves prompted the capture of a colour version.