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Flowerpedia for your i-phone

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

If you love flowers then this is the application for your i-phone!

Flowerpedia has nearly 1500 super colour photos that can be used as backgrounds, emailed to friends or enjoyed. The app includes over 100 families of flowers with information on how to identify them.

It takes a while to download, but it’s worth it!

You can browse by floral rating, by random order, by floral family, and by genus. The background information on each variety is superb!

They say that there are gardening tips and medicinal updates to come soon. And once down loaded (which explains the  download time) you don’t need the internet.

Expect to pay £2.99  for the download.

Floral Pictures by Carolyn Towers Wood

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Agapanthas 47 x 57 cm oil and oil pastel, pale wood frame

From 2000 to 2002 Carolyn studied painting with the Open College of Arts and its tutor John Hicks. She also studied 20th century British artists and she says, “particular artists who were of interest to me!”

Her passion for learning and improving her techniques continues in the short courses and workshops with experienced artists she attends regularly.

Carolyn’s main areas of interest are colour, pattern and texture. She works with oils, acrylics and mixed media, usually on a surface which she has built up with collage and gels.

Her work has been exhibited in many shows throughout the south and south-west of England and in 2008 and 2009 she took part in the Hampshire and West Berkshire Open Studios scheme. In November 2009 an article appeared in “Picture Review” magazine promoting her work.

Carolyn’s paintings have been purchased by private collectors in the UK, France, Germany and the USA.

We are now delighted to offer a select group of Carolyn’s floral and landscape paintings through Gardenproud. They retail from £180, plus despatch.

Lilies with cherries 48 x 57cm oils and oil pastel, gold frame

To obtain a pdf of this selection of her paintings please contact us at: