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I hand tint my black & white portraits, using self-made organic flower pigments and watercolours,  a delicate and time-consuming process. For this, I extract pigments from wild organic flowers, which, along with time and historical context, add richness and depth to each work. The flowers are foraged by myself and my daughter throughout Europe: in The Netherlands, France, Scotland, and England — they also include flowers from Queen Victoria's private gardens in Balmoral. 


The flowers which are used to create paints encode thoughtful messages. The inspiration for this practice came from my 19th Century book The Victorian Language of Flowers. 

(preview below)

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