A tree of life: find out how the trees in my paintings are so much more than props for birds to sit on

On the wooded slope of a valley that sweeps away from my home and gallery in Thixendale, grows one of England’s rarest species: a magnificent old elm tree. This big, beautiful, tree is one of just a handful of living elms left in the country. At one time these grand trees dominated the English landscape. But more than 60 million were killed in an epidemic of Dutch Elm Disease that all but obliterated the species. … Continue reading A tree of life: find out how the trees in my paintings are so much more than props for birds to sit on