So Autumn begins once again and I have come to the last of my illustrations for every month of the year. One of the things that is typical of early Autumn is sunlight catching delicate spiders webs. I’m not a fan of finding spiders indoors but out in the garden they are rather lovely! The

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Illustration-a-month: August

Another month comes to a close and I’m back to drawing my favourite subject: gardens! And even though we’re tipping over into late Summer now, it’s all still bright colour and fragrance. Butterflies are as busy as ever and the Peacock variety contrast particularly well with a mauve Buddliea. Sunflowers tower over the hedges and

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  Nature really is hard at work and gardens are full of colour and growth this month. There are alot of intense colours to be seen in a typical British garden and I had been noticing alot of beautiful poppies everywhere I walked. They come in many gorgeous colours other than red, such as lilac

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well, yes it is and we are fast approaching the longest day of the year. I am a few days late with this month’s offering but I put that down to family visits and a toddler’s epic birthday party to organise (and recover from!) This scene is set on June 21st as a small group

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May Illustration

Just in time – I’m squeezing this in to the last hours of the 1st day of the month! May is upon us and it now feels like Summer is on our doorstep. The latest image shows a landscape of lush green grass and leaves. The towering Horse chestnut trees are in full swing. Buds

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April illustration

Just one day late but here is the new illustration for the new month. I think Magnolia trees are the most beautiful things and if you get close enough you get a hit of its subtle fragrance too – just gorgeous! So of course I had to include them in April’s image. In this illustration

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March illustration now up

The first day of March is so far looking great down here on the South East coast. Brilliant sunshine but a chill in the air and ominous dark clouds on the horizon – but so many buds about to burst open. The illustration I have this month is almost directly taken from my own back

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February

The next in the series of monthly illustrations is ready and can be found here in my shop. This illustration began with the hunt for a subject from nature, typical of the UK in February but not plant or animal this time. As it was recently National Star Gazing Week, I looked up what constellations

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Monthly Illustration – January

Happy New Year everyone! A little bit premature but I am about to shoot off for a few days and wanted to bring you a new image for January before the 1st. Although we’ve not yet had the predicted snow down here on the South Coast, when it does descend it’s always a welcome sight

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Monthly illustration: December

Well! this image per month lark is going to make the year fly by. Already we’ve nearly run out of 2013. Here is December’s offering from me. As before, I’ve been kept busy this month with commissions plus a little bit of DIY around the house (which I can’t resist) but there has been just

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