Last Thursday I spent a lovely day filming with Ellie Harrison and the BBC One Countryfile team. We looked at the inspiration behind my natural history artwork, visiting the wildflowers at Howardian Nature Reserve and the scientific collections behind the scenes at the National Museum Cardiff. Then we went back to my garden studio where Ellie and I had a go at making a celandine flower from beeswax. It was so interesting to meet such a professional team and see all the work that goes into the creation of a television programme. Tune in to see the whole Countryfile feature on BBC One, Sunday 2nd June at 7pm.
I’m pleased to announce that my artwork is now on sale at the stunning Michelin recommended, Paris House Restaurant in Bedfordshire. I had the pleasure of delivering my work in person and meeting the owner and executive chef, Phil Fanning, who told me about the incredible history of the Tudor style building, which was originally constructed for the Paris International Exhibition in 1878. The 9th Duke of Bedford, who fell in love with Paris House, had it dismantled and shipped back to the Woburn estate, where it now sits in 22 acres of deer parkland. The restaurant has recently been refurbished and features an art wall that showcases a seasonal edit of food related art by some exceptional makers. The restaurant team chose my wax fungi dioramas and bee etchings for their display and we have further plans to create bespoke artwork based upon leaves collected in the park grounds.