Gardens, places of Paradise….

I find it easiest to work in quiet places where the hum of humanity has become faint.

Places of Paradise for me are the ‘thin’ places on this Earth where I find deep sustenance and joy. They include Shetland, Orkney, Iona, Mull, all mountains, and especially Italy where I love to spend time in the National Parks. I also love my garden, where I grow Italian vegetables and a range of flowers.

 

  • Drawing on Shetland
    Drawing on Shetland
  • East Voe
    East Voe
  • Walking from the tombolo
    Walking from the tombolo
  • Alpinechough flying away
    Alpinechough flying away
  • Last day in mountains
    Last day in mountains
  • bleak morning
    bleak morning
  • approaching Rifugio Bolzano
    approaching Rifugio Bolzano
  • In the mountains
    In the mountains
  • Going up
    Going up
  • Leaving Rifugio Tiersealpl
    Leaving Rifugio Tiersealpl
  • meeting
    meeting
  • Kate in Italy walking near Castelluccio
    Kate in Italy walking near Castelluccio
  • Kate in Italy 2014 Castelluccio
    Kate in Italy 2014 Castelluccio
  •  Kate, Monte Moricone 2013
    Kate, Monte Moricone 2013
  • Drawing flowers, Sibillini National Park
    Drawing flowers, Sibillini National Park
  • A flower to draw
    A flower to draw
  • Sheep on the north Beach, Iona
    Sheep on the north Beach, Iona
  • Last morning walk to beach November 6th.
    Last morning walk to beach November 6th.
  • Still afternoon Iona
    Still afternoon Iona
  • North Beach Iona
    North Beach Iona
  • Kate drawing in Italy
    Kate drawing in Italy
  • camellia daisy
    camellia daisy
  • Peony daisy
    Peony daisy
  • cyclamen head
    cyclamen head
  • daisy poppy
    daisy poppy
  • narcissus seeds
    narcissus seeds
  • Sparrow in his Garden
    Sparrow in his Garden
  • Bee with Poppy
    Bee with Poppy
  • Aquilegia, Flo's flowers
    Aquilegia, Flo's flowers
  • germinating Beans
    germinating Beans
  • Peony seedhead
    Peony seedhead
  • Borage Sky
    Borage Sky
  • Cornflower Bud
    Cornflower Bud
  • Sparrows
    Sparrows
  • Installation View, lower gallery, Newlyn Art Gallery
    Installation View, lower gallery, Newlyn Art Gallery
  • Mist, Castelluccio
    Mist, Castelluccio
  • Narcissi Piano Grande May 14
    Narcissi Piano Grande May 14
  • On Dartmoor with ponies and dogs, long walk!
    On Dartmoor with ponies and dogs, long walk!