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Hay Festival Mug Design

Hay Festival approached me early in the year, to see if I could come up with a design for the Hay Festival 2022 commemorative mug.  I knew it was a big ask – a landscape full of local flowers and animals with Hay bluff behind, and plenty of references to the festival.  I also knew […] Read more

Butterflies of Bentham Sand dunes

Several butterflies are included in the recent landscape illustration completed for South Devon Area of Natural Beauty.  This blog will discuss each species, and links to my earlier blog on the wildlife and plants of Bentham bay sand dunes. Clouded Yellow The Clouded Yellow, Colias croceus, travels to Britain every year from southern Europe and Africa.  […] Read more
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Save our Butterflies: Gardening for butterflies (2 of 2)

This is a Guest blog by DIY Garden.  Illustrations by Lizzie Harper. How Butterflies help in the Garden Butterflies and moths are not only beautiful garden viditors, they are vital pollinators. Whereas bees get covered in pollen, butterflies take a smaller amount on their slender legs.  They travel greater distances than bees, flitting around like nomads instead of […] Read more
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Natural History Illustration: Butterflies gallery

Before they disappear for another year, I thought it might be worth putting up a collection of my illustrations of some of the more common British butterfly species. These have mostly been commissioned privately, or by the Wildlife Trusts. For a really good guide to the commoner British butterfly species, you should get The Butterflies of Britian […] Read more

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