'Tree'

A series of paintings of a single tree exhibited at the Glasshouse Gallery, Truro, Cornwall. 

November 1st - 30th 2006.

“These observational and contemplative paintings are of a particular tree in west Cornwall which I first visited over ten years ago. An oak tree formed by and yet resistant to the wind, the sun, the earth and the rain - it reflects the principles of the Axis Mundi or world tree, adapting and growing through aspiration with acceptance, fortitude and yielding, generosity and rigour, the balance between the heart’s desire and the circumstances needed for realization. In the gentle evening light, the wild night storm or a moment of stillness, it dances, merges or stands alone as a guardian presence in the autumn landscape.”