Thursday, December 16, 2010


A nice little friend to brighten up the chilly day. Find out more about this little beauty here.

Parnell Corder
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird, 2010
Watercolor on Paper
22" x 22"

Friday, October 8, 2010

The American Dahlia Society

I'm not a member but I thought it to be a good title.

All works are watercolor on paper. 15"x 15" working on a whole bunch of these for an upcoming project.

You can check out more The American Dahlia Society here.

Monday, September 6, 2010


An end of summer Orchid diversion. I present the lovely and complicated Pineapple or, Ananas comosus .

Watercolor on paper.
30" x 22"

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Oncidium Sharry Baby

Flower Detail

Painting Detail

Here is a fabulous new work. The fragrance on this one is outstanding. A sweet little number.

Oncidium Sharry Baby
Watercolor on paper
22"x 30"

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

D-Vine Bloom

Watercolor on paper
22" x 22"

Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday in July

A small bloom for the warm weather

Friday, June 4, 2010


One of my favorite flowers in the seed pod form. Im not sure if Im totally in love with this drawing.... I think it got a bit muddy and flat. I did not really understand the complicated ball structure at the initial drawing,layout stage. This requires a bit more investigation of the textures and transparencies. Back to the drawing board!

Details Are:
Scabiosa Seed Pod
Colour Pencil on Paper
13" x 11"

A flowering Scabiosa in a dark chocolate-burgundy color. Its beautiful in White and a lovely lavender as well.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Yellow Vanda Bloom
Watercolour on Paper
11" x 11

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Watercolour on paper
11" x 11"

Monday, February 1, 2010

Patterns and Abstractions of Nature A Fine Art Mixed Media Exhibition

I am pleased to announce my participation in the following exhibition:

Filoli Center
Patterns and Abstractions of Nature
A Fine Art Mixed Media Exhibition
Patterns and Abstractions of Nature is an exhibit of original fine art drawings, paintings and photographs. The installation illuminates the force and structural beauty of nature in all its glory seen through the works of America's most prominent botanical illustrators and contemporary artists working in the genre.

Exhibition Dates:
Tuesday, February 9 through Sunday, April 11

Meet the Artists
Saturday, March 27, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
On this special day visitors can meet the artists, learn what inspires them and discover how they create their artwork. Admission is free with paid admission to Filoli. Reservations are not necessary.

Filoli Center
Located 30 miles south of San Francisco, Filoli is a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century.

Filoli Center
86 CaƱada Road
Woodside, California 94062
Phone: (650) 364-8300
Fax: (650) 366-7836

announcement design: conn brattain

The Exhibition and I got a very nice mention over at Artplantae as well Check it out! Thanks!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Fredclarkeara After Dark 'Gothic Prom'‏

Fredclarkeara After Dark 'Gothic Prom'‏

I was first introduced to this beauty by Mr Allen Black over at The Orchid Source Allen had posted a photo of his blooming specimen in a discussion forum and I fell in love. Allen was kind enough to send me some high res pictures so I could create the painting. Check out more of Allen's orchid Photography at: Allen Black Photography

Below is an excerpt from an article over at fellow blogger: Ecelectic Epihytes and Electrophoretic Epigrams
Fredclarkeara is an artificial genus, a hybrid encompassing the natural genera Catasetum, Mormodes and Clowesia. Many species in the Catasetinae group have very dark flowers, but none match the jet-black, inky blossoms of Fredclarkeara After Dark, a grex created by the skillful hybridization of Mormodia Painted Desert and Catasetum Donna Wise. Four selected cultivars of the majestic F. After Dark have received First Class Certificates, the highest award bestowed by the American Orchid Society.

Painting Details:
Fredclarkeara After Dark 'Gothic Prom'‏
Watercolor on paper, 2010
30" x 22"