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I'm a nature obsessed artist who lives in an little house in a little vilage in the Highlands of Scotland.I wander around a lot in the wilds and spend time just looking at things like birds and moths and trees and rocks. The rest of the time I'm drawing or painting, making odd things out of old stuff and drinking giant cups of peppermint tea. Imogen Greene is my pen name. I like the way it sounds and it just kind of suits what I do.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Moth Collector

I painted this willow herb hawk-moth today.
I want to do a whole series of moths,
I think they'd look great in a collection of individual frames.
I've got lots of ideas for subjects to paint,
now I just need to keep the momentum up and get on with it.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

March Hares

I seem to be getting obsessed by hares.
 I find them really interesting to draw.
 I think it's something to do with the proportions and angles,
 much sharper than cuddly bunnies,
 and they have such expressive faces.
This one went into my etsy shop last night.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011


I just made this treasury of lots of lovely things. 
I've been walking in the woods this afternoon enjoying the sunshine,
while trying not to step on the hundreds of toads that are on the move.

Monday, 21 March 2011

More ETSY sales!

I am really pleased because my two newest pieces on ETSY have sold!
The wren was posted to Seattle this morning,
and the golden hare should arrive at his destination tomorrow.
I love the idea of little pieces of my work trotting off to the other side of the globe. 

Friday, 18 March 2011

Networking and a new piece for ETSY

I've spent the last couple of days working with a fellow artist on ideas for ETSY and other web based art.
It's been fun and it still feels like we got some work done.
It really helps to talk through things with someone who's brain is wired up in a vaguely similar way.
Not that we're odd or anything.

This is my latest little piece of work.
I'll be posting it on Imogens Attic tonight along with something else that I'm hoping to finish this afternoon.
And I've now had two sales which is very encouraging.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

New work on Etsy

Saw my first frog spawn of the season last weekend and spent yesterday doing this.
I used pen, watercolour and pencil.
 It's in my etsy shop now.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Chaffinch No2

I've just finished working on this watercolour of a chaffinch.
I watched it and around 20 others while I had a cup of tea and some delicious cake at Jack Drake's.
It's a lovely tea shop with a viewing room onto a wild bird feeding area at Inshriach Gardens.
Tea  is served in old fashioned china cups and saucers-just the way I like it.

I had my first sale from my etsy shop last week.
The golden hare arived safely in Seattle a couple of days ago.
I'd love to go and see the real thing on Rathlin Island, Ireland