Many of the photographic sketches in this section were created in the Botanical Gardens in Sheffield. I have known and visited the garden all my life, it has a micro climate and the whole garden is very accessible. There is an extraordinary range of plants, trees, grasses and shrubs from all over the world, kept in excellent condition by (FOBS) a local group of volunteers. At certain times of the year (Spring/Autumn) I will visit the garden two or three times a week, as it is important for me to be in tune with the garden particularly when it is changing fast. Serendipity also plays its part and you can never be sure how different sketches will work together, experimentation is the key and sometimes it creates happy accidents. The overall content, texture, colour and lighting in all the original sketches profoundly affect the final artworks.