New Directions

Floreat Exhibition with Jarnie Godwin

With the closing of one door comes the opening of another.

Earlier this year I was lucky enough to be invited to take part in a fabulous exhibition. Floreat! was held at the Timothy Langston Gallery in Pimlico during the week of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022. Not only was it lovely to see the famous garden show back on form, and back in place at its usual spring outing, but having a botanical art show at the same time seemed the perfect antidote in our troubled times.

Three of my paintings were ready and willing to be put on display, including two from my RHS exhibition series. With the time frame of organising and getting the paintings to the gallery being very tight, it was quite the achievement. It was hugely enjoyable to get to finally share stories and experiences with my fellow exhibiting artists, and to get our work in public view again was very exciting. And, of course to have a great opening night.

The momentum of exhibiting work is just the motivation needed to get new projects underway. The rose painting in particular was an important work for me. Even the name I gave her while I was painting became more than the work itself.’ She who dwells in shadow’ became a place where I saw myself and my work also hiding. Out in the world, but at the same time hidden from it. It’s time to embrace new projects, opportunities and directions. More news of these coming soon…

In the meantime, here are my paintings from the hugely successful Floreat! exhibition

She who dwells in shadow – Private Collection
Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’ – RHS Silver-Gilt Series
Echinacea ‘Green Jewel’ – RHS Silver-Gilt Series