Monthly Archives: May 2016


    I read that Jupiter, the mighty God, not the planet! – is believed to have invented violets for his lover, Io, to protect her from his jealous wife. Io’s name is implicit in the flowers name; v’io’let. As an artist, I summoned the spirit of invention, to achieve […]

Making Violets in the sunshine


  After a spell away, visiting the fair Isle of Anglesey, I’m now back in my studio, gathering my senses. Before I left, I released three handsome male Orange tips from my butterfly nursery. Their exquisite chrysalis’ had rested there, out of harms way since late last Spring. I’d rescued […]

Flutter of light.