Exhibitions & Writings
Scientists from disciplines as diverse as ornithology, entomology and pteridology etc, field naturalists and, of course ! orchid fanatics from around the world have generously shared their time and knowledge to help me ensure accuracy. Botanical Gardens, Natural History Museums and other scientific institutions worldwide including The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew and the Serres of the French Senat, at the Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris, amongst many others, have kindly allowed me access to their private collections. The Missouri Botanic Gardens and the Tsimbazaza Botanical Gardens, Antananarivo, Madagascar and the Instituto Ecologia, Xalapa, Mexico, amongst others, have offered invaluable help. Many private individuals, such as a, now retired, Director of the Rockefeller Foundation for the Arts, a member of the Royal Family of Thailand and Professor David Bellamy O.B.E. and Prof. Gren Lucas have given encouragement and support.
EXHIBITIONS HAVE INCLUDED :
Grosvenor Gallery, Belgravia Gallery x 2 , Royal Horticultural Society, Chelsea Gardener, Blunden Gallery, Linnean Society etc.
Orangerie, du Jardin du Luxumbourg and Orchid Expositions at Orchid Society of France etc.
American Horticultural Society, Washington D.C., National Orchid Show, Washington D.C.
Kirstenbosch Botanic Garden, Cape Town.
I created the only coloured illustration featured in the book “Lycastes & Anguloa, Des orchidées hors du commun” by Pierre Bertaux.
I have been interviewed on radio and for Country Life Magazine, Chicago Sun Times, Madame Figaro, Gala magazine, La Maison et la Jardin, & given a talk at The Huntingdon, California.
My own writing about gardens, travels & paintings has published internationally in magazines such as U.K. Country Life , S,Africa Country Life, The Garden, journal of the R.H.S, Practical Gardening Magazine & The Special Summer Issue of Chicago Tribune Magazine etc. The Vineyard Gazette featured an article by me in an Invitation Issue.