It was a pleasure to lead this botanical workshop for Herart recently, the focus - painting and drawing, lots of colour, working directly from botanical specimens.
Many of the participants hadn't had any experience in using acrylics, colour mixing or working observationally before.
The out of the ordinary plant specimens kindly donated by the Croxteth Walled Garden in Liverpool made all the difference - banana leaves from the hothouse included.
If you're interested in botanical subjects you'll find my newest book inspirational and useful. There are lots of page samples and links to the artists involved on my Instagram page