This is an online diary of what's going on in and around my studio . . .
I live and work as a freelance illustrator, designer and printmaker in a small village in the south-west corner of Suffolk. My studio is within a garden enclosed in a high wall, built in 1793 of Suffolk red bricks, there is a small green door in the wall which leads to the vegetable garden – this is where I grow fruit, herbs and vegetables. I have a passion for growing anything unusual – like Purple Podded Peas.
I get inspiration for my work from exploring the landscape and places around me – the land and it's history, even the gentle rolling fields of Suffolk have a wild side. And sometimes there are adventures to faraway places too.
I love to read your comments, so don't be shy – say hello if you visit Purple Podded Peas.
Rena Gardiner, Artist and Print Maker.
51 minutes ago