I am absolutely passionate about anything to do with flowers! I fill my spare time with flowers from gardening, photography, botanical painting and floral design. My aim is to portray the beauty of a bloom in any art form whether it be with my paintbrush, my camera or my floral snips.
Flowers evoke wonderful memories to me. Big, blowsy hydrangeas and vivid blue agapanthus remind me of Summer holidays in Devon and Cornwall. Autumn brings fond memories of blackberry picking and country walks searching for crab apples, chestnuts and sloes.
I love creating natural looking arrangements with flowers, herbs and foliage from my own cutting garden. I studied Floral Design with The Sussex Flower School and am looking forward to sharing my creations with you.
I am a watercolour artist and create Bridal Bouquet Paintings as a wonderful keepsake. I am fascinated by colour and how different hues can be combined together. You may like to check out my colour inspired boards on Pinterest.
I love collecting anything vintage from vintage china, vases and urns to jewellery and fashion. I am absolutely passionate about finding out about the history behind these items. I treasure the battered old box of photographs and family memorabilia I inherited from my grandma including her wedding photos. I loved creating vintage inspired bridal bouquets with the Sussex Flower School and have re-created all the bouquets in my family archives!
I am also a passionate gardener and like to capture the essence of each season in the garden with my camera.
I hope you enjoy following Patsy Smiles-Flowers.