When I wore a younger man's clothes, drawing and woodworking were of interest to me. As is the case with most of us, life has a tendency to get in the way of aesthetic pursuits, school, military, work, just to name a few. Over the years I have attended scores of art/craft shows and dreamt of being one of those exhibitors. 

Now the time of ‘have to do’ has passed and the time of ‘want to do’ is has arrived. My lifelong interest in nature and art has converged. In 2012 I started collecting natural and organic material and pressing and preserving these leaves, flowers and seeds. 
My interest in horticulture started in the early 80’s. I am a master gardener, garden writer, lecturer, consultant and now nature artist. Sounds like I have a disease, but a good one to have. My current interests are still in wood as illustrated of my bark pieces, but, leaves, seeds and flowers are primary. 

Why waste this beautiful part of nature, better to preserve it. The challenge is to arrange these in a way that is pleasing and artistic. I hope to display the natural transitions in the stages of plant leaves, plus landscape themes and organic concepts that people will find interesting. 

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