Artist's Palette

Natural History

I have always had a special interest in natural history – plants, animals and their landscapes – both artistically and scientifically. I grew up in Oxford where I took an Honours degree in Natural Science (Zoology). It was not very useful in terms of earning a living, but the knowledge has been a continuing source of fascination and insight into the non-human world and a source of inspiration for my painting.

I later spent some years in the Solomon Islands. At that time it really was paradise: Exquisitely beautiful with unspoiled rainforested mountains; magnificent coral reefs; fascinating bird life; traditional villages; friendly (and apparently happy)

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