I got a call today from a lady asking if I sell my drawings. What do you mean? I asked. “Your drawings are gorgeous & those of us who can’t draw would love them framed on our walls!” . “Oh!” I said – “no I don’t; I illustrate my client’s schemes as part of my design process & actually they often do often frame them but apart from that I’ve never thought about it”. “Well you should!” she said.
It’s funny as I’ve had a couple of people message me via Instagram asking if I sell my drawings & I ignored them thinking they had misunderstood what I do. Silly me!
I have always loved to draw. I trained at Loughborough College of Art many years ago & gained a degree in textile design. Although I changed careers, drawing is part of what I still do. It comes naturally to me & I think it makes what I do more bespoke & individual to my clients. It’s a perfect way to communicate what I am proposing & gives clients the confidence to proceed as they can see clearly how their new garden or courtyard will look.
Well thank you Jocelyn for the compliment!
These two above are of a new Georgian style house near Bristol. My favourite architectural style. I designed a classical garden of topiary & grand sweeps to suit.
A new contemporary courtyard garden in Old Amersham
This one is my plan drawing for a walled garden near Henley with knot garden, kitchen garden, French fountain & formal parterre
Everything I produce is drawn by hand using Rotring pens & coloured using pantone pens. Sometimes my drawings are very formal & often they are very sketchy. This selection here gives you a small idea of what I produce.
I have actually drawn & illustrated hundreds of gardens & courtyards so if you would like to buy a drawing or commission me then do get in touch – I’d be delighted!
All for now. Til next time!