Throughout July it has been hard to deny the beauty of nature. We have had a glorious summer in Snowdonia filled with sunshine and warmth, not to mention lots of insects flying around and making the most out of the flowering plants. For these sketchbook pages I took inspiration from another artist as well as my own photography. The waterlily comes from a walk in Treborth Botanic Gardens (Bangor, North Wales), whereas the insect drawings are influenced by the meticulously detailed investigations of Joe MacGown. With these stunning images as starters, I was able to play with a variety of patterns and shapes in order to create my compositions.