I am so delighted that spring is finally here and super excited to be hosting my special Spring open studios during May and June. All details, dates and venues are below however if you are unable to visit I would be very happy to video chat with you and show you the beautiful collection of wildflowerscapes. These events can be super busy it would be great if you are able to make an appointment this ensures we can give you our absolute attention.
I often find that spring likes to tease us. March can be a deceptive month. Do you remember that weekend of blissful sun at the beginning of the month? We thought, spring is here! But then it rained non-stop for a week. And it was cold again. Now that the clocks have gone forward and the sun seems to have stayed for a while, I hope you’ll agree that spring is here!
Spring is a time for new colour and new beginnings. The magnolias remind us again of the glorious complexion Mother Nature has. Perhaps of all the seasons, spring is the one you can see most clearly, most plentifully, in my work, especially in the flowerscapes. There’s a marvellous generosity and richness to spring, which we observe in the brimming carpets of celandine, bluebell and daffodil. This time of year, you’ll find me wandering along the path next to the Dart or sitting in the stillness of Hembury Woods. I relish the frothy abundance of what these places offer, and they remind me that there’s still lots of room to be abundant with our hearts. To be open to each other and welcome in the light is so important right now, especially with all the chaos and violence that is unfolding across the world.
To embrace this new light of spring – that is where we can find peace and abiding. As winter moves into spring, I always notice how the light changes, not only in its length but also in its quality: it’s brighter and more clarified. Perhaps this is nature’s way of encouraging us to be outside more, to be with the beauty of the landscape. Brought up an Irish Catholic, I have over the years lost most of my religious leanings, but I still cherish the sacredness of this world. My devotion has moved to nature; that is where I think sanctity lies.