After more than eighteen years of living in Florence and thirty plus years working in the fashion industry, I created This Tuscan Life blog,  magazine and then added a splash of watercolour to become a full-time artist and illustrator. 
I offer private and group watercolour workshops in Florence and beyond.

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Acquerelli in Florence 

I learnt how to paint with watercolour when I first came to Florence in 1993.  So much has happened since that first experience and now, thirty years later I am back painting in this city that I have called home for close to twenty years.

I love painting florals, landscapes and portraits as well as any special memories you would like to capture in an original watercolur painting 

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in this yearly planner inspired by the Tuscan olive harvest.

Experience Watercolour in Tuscany.

If you're looking for a unique experience while visiting Tuscany, why not consider a watercolour workshop.  I can come to your villa or provide a wonderful location in the heart of the Oltrarno neighbourhood of Forence.


The Best Tuscan Recipes for Spring!

Celebrate the rebirth after a cold winter with these traditional, delicious and easy-to-make recipes.  Includes a Tuscan Easter menu!

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Pasta & Baccelli

Enjoy the first Taste of Spring with this lovely fresh pasta dish that celebrates the delicate flavours of Baccelli mixed with Basil & Spring Onions.

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Let's be insta-friends

Follow me as I navigate life in Florence with two small boys. We'll drink loads of coffee (plus a bit of red wine) take lovely walks around this city and paint a few watercolours as well.