I’m fascinated by the structural qualities of leaves. The veins convey the lifeblood to the leaf and often echo the physical structure of the tree – trunk, branches, twigs – in miniature. These fractal-like qualities inspired me to paint trees on dried leaves, which were collected last autumn. Some were pressed, while others were left to dry in their natural shape.
I have some paintings to show at a forthcoming open art exhibition in Holland Park. It’s a mixture of trees, and cemetery sculptures in watercolour. Everyone welcome!