Retirement 13 years ago enabled me to combine my love of the countryside with a developing interest in photography which has now become a passion. I aim to portray the many moods of the landscape throughout the four seasons. Photographing flowers, especially wild flowers, has developed an interest in botany and guided me from flower portraits to the world of macro and close up photography. More recently I have started photographing butterflies too. In June 2016 I shared an exhibition, 'Wild About Flowers', with a fellow photographer, Christine Forsyth: www.chfphotography.com.There is a gallery showing my contribution to this exhibition. Maintaining my interest in flowers and botany I spent 2017 creating prints which emulate the work of the botanical artists of the 18th century. This project resulted in a panel of 15 prints with which I achieved my ARPS distinction in May 2018. In July 2018 I entered six of my botanical prints in the Portfolio category of the Royal Horticultural Society's Annual Photography competition and achieved an RHS Gold Medal. I am pleased to share my work with you through my website.