For a long time I have had an interest in botanical illustration and in 2016 I took the opportunity to start learning the skills by taking the Certificate course in Botanical Ilustration at RBGE. I loved this course and learning the new skills so I progressed on to the Diploma in Botanical Illustration which I completed with distinction in 2019. The course has shown me the details that are around us in nature and how I can convey these in my art. I am particularly interested in showing dissections in my work. As I look to develop my skills I am exploring drawing and painting different plants. I am drawn to interesting flowers and seed pods. I am now beginning to broaden my subject matter to include birds, butterflies, bees and ladybirds. I hope this will add another side to my work.