Here is a glimpse of some of my contacts and other web sites I use:
Exhibitions and galleries:
www.cambridgegallery.co.uk to see available current artwork on vellum
www.botanische-kunst.de to see a range of contemporary botanical artwork in various media, including irises in watercolour
www.jacksonsart.co.uk for competitively prices artists’ supplies
www.1buy1pencils.co.uk for prismacolor pencils – the full range
www.greatart.co.uk for a huge range of art and craft materials
www.robinsonframes.co.uk for archive quality mounting and framing and helping out on rush jobs – thank you boys!
www.framewarehouse.co.uk for a wide selection of self assembly frames - this helps to manage the costs of framing your work
www.photoartgb.com for scanning and print services; Gary and Bob are super responsive and do a great job often to really tight deadlines, thank you guys!
www.platformdesigns.co.uk to see the design work of Rosy Naylor, who is just brilliant at representing the work of artists via bespoke web sites.
Places of interest and inspiration:
www.jonathancooper.co.uk as one of the last remaining galleries which shows botanical artwork and where you can see the work of my dear friend and mentor Helga Crouch and another highly respected artist and friend Rosie Sanders
www.botanic.cam.ac.uk for the inspiring and educational botanic garden in Cambridge
www.christinewalkden.com for a refreshingly down to earth garden horticulturalist and broadcaster. I worked with Christine in the making of the recent short film 'Painting Nature' presented on BBC1 in May 2014. She was absolutely delightful and really made the whole experience so enjoyable and relaxed.
www.fieldbreaks.co.uk for great workshops in the Peak District
www.martinjallen.com for exquisite detail and inspiring subjects; his exhibition ‘seeing potential’ was breathtaking.
www.rosiesanders.com an artist and illustrator working and living in Devon, a master of breathtaking watercolours.
www.wildlybotanical.co.uk is the website of Helga Crouch.
www.soc-botanical-artists.org for the website of the national organisation for botanical art in Britain