I trained in fashion and textile design at Harrow College of Art, a few years ago now! I dipped in and out of painting in watercolour over the years when time allowed as a successful, busy designer. I now have more time to paint and as I love plants and nature botanical painting is a good match. I enjoy the observation and detail in botanical art, and I also love to paint in a looser style for my still life work and textile designs.
I have exhibited with the SWSBA group at exhibitions and at the RHS where we achieved a group silver medal. I am a fellow of the Society of Botanical Artists and exhibit with them at the Mall Galleries.
I have a range of art cards and scarves on my website https://www.oakleyfinch.co.uk