Rhapsody of an Indian Bean Tree

Indian Bean Tree (Catalpa) It was whilst painting in the Tuscan village of Stazzema amidst the Apuane mountain range around eighteen months ago, that I first became acquainted with the fascinating Catalpa Tree, commonly known as the 'Indian Bean Tree'. So captivated was I by the stunning panoramic ...

Catalpa - Indian Bean tree

Rhapsody of a Himalayan Birch

Himalayan Birch (Jacqumontii) The idea behind this painting was generated around fourteen years ago whilst designing my new garden in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons, soon after migrating from the flat lands of East Anglia. Late, one winter's afternoon after dark, whilst passing through ...

Rhapsody of the Plane Tree

I first became aware of the wonders on the Plane Tree during the Advent Term of my time at theological College in Cambridge in the 1980's. I was involved in a somewhat tedious series of meetings in an upper room of a terraced house on Hills Road, which, as every Cambridge resident knows, is lined ...

Autumn 2016 Newsletter

AUTUMN 2016 NEWSLETTER I trust you had a good summer break with exciting new discoveries and hopefully some fulfilled dreams! I also hope you had a chance to take sketch book and paints outside and give painting en plein air a go! Whilst it can be frustrating and challenging with our unreliable ...