2021 Spotlight on Alex Boon, Umborne Studios

Have you ever considered trying nature journaling? I’m Alex Boon, a nature artist and writer taking part in Devon Open Studios this year. I’m one of the few nature journaling educators currently active in the UK so if you’re interested in getting closer to nature and improving your creative skills at the same time, consider coming to visit us at Venue 50. 

I’ll be sharing my journals, teaching nature journaling workshops and will have a range of work for sale. I was first inspired by The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden as a teenager, and have been keeping my own nature diary since moving to Devon in 2016. 

All my work draws from local flora and fauna and the seasons, particularly my Lapine Botanica rabbit drawings, which are inspired by the floral names of the rabbits in Richard Adams’ Watership Down. I walk regularly on the paths and wild spaces of Devon, and all that experience richly roots itself into the work I produce. 

This year, I’m sharing a venue with two other superb nature-inspired artists, Hesta Singlewood and Anna Brewster. We are in a scenic spot by the river in Colyton, right next to a great café and a short walk from the famous tramway.  All three of us are presenting our work as a part of Devon Open Studios for the very first time and we are looking forward to welcoming visitors to our lovely corner of East Devon.

Details of the nature journaling workshop and demo dates are available at https://www.annabrewster.com/workshops