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Penguin Spring

These are my latest designs which will be available as greeting cards and limited edition prints in the next few days -a tapestry of Falkland Island creatures and images inspired by a riot of spring colour. 

 

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My new designs are packed full of storied patterns and intricate detail. These artworks gave me the opportunity to completely absorb myself in the creative process of illustrating stories within stories. I love the process of using detailed patterns, and fitting together the many different, but interconnected, elements of the designs. Limited edition prints will be available very soon.

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Endemic Stamps sheetlet

 

I have recently completed working on a new stamp series illustrating the endemic plants of the Falkland Islands.  It is such a fascinating part of the world with it windswept hills and storm thrashed coasts.  The plants have adapted to cope with these harsh conditions and it is a marvel how well they thrive in such a challenging environment.  One of my favourites is the bizarrely shaped Snakeplant (Nassauvia serpens). This unusual plant is a true survivor, growing in the inhospitable rocky habitat of stone runs - a jumble of boulders and slabs of rock that cascade down the mountains.  The Ladies Slipper (Calceolaria fothergillii), another favourite, is a stunning bright orange and yellow orchid. It is a rare delight to discover these bright little slippers bobbing in the wind amongst the low growing shrubs and grasses of the heathlands.

 

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