The Herbal Year, Folklore, History & Remedies,  an informal history of medicinal plants was published on April 23rd 2024. Illustrated with Christina’s detailed watercolours, it covers many well-known plants and the sometimes surprising ways people since earliest times have used them for health and well-being. Available in all good bookshops!


Following their successful 2022 show Christina and Jo are working towards another Opposite Ends exhibition in 2024, at the Hillier Gardens near Romsey, 19 – 27 June. Watch this space!

Autumn Hedgerow 280 x 195mm

PLANTAE ’23, an exhibition by the Society of Botanical Artists took place in the Mall Gallery, London, 16-20 May 2023. Two works by Christina were selected for display, and Autumn Hedgerow (above) was awarded a Certificate of Botanical Merit.

Christina is taking part in a new project to document in drawings and paintings the flora of the New Forest National Park in Hampshire, UK. This is not a formal florilegium and painters may work in their usual style to portray the plants – especially those that are endangered by climate change. If you would like to be part of this ongoing project and would like further information please contact Christina

An exciting exhibition at the Hillier Gardens near Romsey, Hampshire, in September 2022, featured watercolours by Christina and multi-media abstracts by Jo Elswood. Both of us base our work on the natural world but express it from opposite ends of the artistic spectrum. Some paintings are still available, contact Christina or Jo

An online selling exhibition of lichen paintings from gold medal RHS displays in the 1980s to the present day. It features specimens from all over the world, ranging from tiny fragments to major works. Click on Love Lichens in the main menu to view the paintings.

On 21st September 2020 Christina’s book The Whole Story, painting more than just the flowers was officially published. See Shop>Books for details. It can be ordered from the publisher or (signed copies) directly from Christina – email her now!

The Whole Story Exhibition ran on this website from 25th September – 31st October 2020. It has been replaced by new pages: PAINTINGS FOR SALE, CHRISTMAS SHOP and NEW YEAR SALE. The selection will change every once in a while, so do keep visiting the page.

Christina has now retired from teaching COURSES AND CLASSES, but has put together some notes and botanical painting projects that can be emailed to you. These are not courses, but two series of 8 topics each. You can sign up for the whole of series A or series B, or choose individual topics that interest you. There will be the opportunity for feedback, also by email or Zoom. Click on the images below for details. If you are interested, please contact Christina for more information.