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  • Sept 2021 - My new online modules with Aberystwyth LLL will be: 'Botanical Illustration 1', 
    'Drawing Seedheads in Graphite',

    'Drawing for Well-being',
    'Watercolour for Everyone,
    Click here to enrol or for more information and a materials list contact me on ckbotanica@gmail.com  

  • July 2021 - A new module, 'Illustrating Dragonflies' begins on the 31st. 

  • April 2021 - New online modules with Aberystwyth LLL:
    'Drawing for Well-being'

    'Illustrating Insects',
    'Mosses, Liverworts & Lichens', 

    'The Kitchen Garden​ - back to basics, for Beginners in Botanical Watercolour'. 
    The modules are assessed, with feedback given throughout and they are extremely good value at £45, due to the Universities funded assessment system.

  • Feb - 2021 - New online modules starting in February:

        'The Kitchen Garden​ - for Beginners in Botanical Watercolour',

        'Illustrating Feathers' and 'Watercolour for Everyone'

  • Oct - 2020 - Starting a program of various courses around Ceredigion, Powys and Pembrokeshire, as a tutor with Aberystwyth Lifelong Learning, which is celebrating their 100th birthday this year! The modules I will teach will now be via distance learning due to Covid; including 'Illustrating feathers', and 'Drawing seed-heads in graphite'


  • 3 - 8 May 2020 - SBA residential course at Plas Tan Y Bwlch in Snowdonia - with Simon Williams & Claire Ward -  'Botanical sketchbooking' - Learn how to make a botanical sketchbook study page and work it up to a final painting. Sketching, drawing, painting & colour fundamentals presentations and demonstrations.
    Unfortunately this course has been postponed due to the Coronavirus situation.

  • Oct - 2019 - Started on the 'Waxcaps of Wales' conservation project by Plantlife

  • Aug - 2019 - Commission of Strawberry and rhubarb paintings for Liberté Yoghurts in Canada

  • May 2019 - Workshop on ‘Botanical sketchbooking’ for the Irish Society of Botanical Artists at Dublin Botanical Gardens; we covered every aspect of ‘sketch-booking nature’ including how to make your own sketch-books from scratch.​

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Strawberry & Rhubarb
Strawberry & Rhubarb
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Strawberry Yoghurt
Strawberry Yoghurt
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