Throughout 2022 I am working on an ambitious project travelling the length and breadth of the United Kingdom to draw 20 ancient trees chosen by the The Queen’s Green Canopy to mark the occasion of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
My entire career has centred around the British landscape, its diversity and richness as well as its fragility and vital importance. I have studied and drawn trees all my life. This collection of drawings represents a hugely ambitious and unique body of work and will function both as a powerful artistic statement and as a record of some of the most precious and extraordinary trees in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Every drawing is being created in situ and in my studio and each represents my intensely personal response to the 20 individual trees.