Chastelton close cut

The Chasteleton oak has been standing for 1,000 years

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on paper, framed in FSC wood

44cm x 29cm artwork, 53cm x 39cm framed

£1295 from  John Davies Gallery , Moreton-in-Marsh

Morning with the ancient

This oak in Chastelton is 1,000 years old. Up to 2,300 species of birds to bats, fungi to mammals are dependant in some way on oak trees

Ink, charcoal and watercolour on paper framed in FSC wood

Image: 68cm x 50cm, frame: 87cm x 69cm

£1950 from  John Davies Gallery  Moreton-in-Marsh

Hidden ancient

Tucked away in the hedges next to Lord's Piece near Petworth, Sussex stand this lovely 350-year-old oak tree

Ink and watercolour on board, framed in FSC ash

Artwork: 30cm x 19cm

Framed: 39cm x 28cm

£750 from Kevis House Gallery   Petworth

Lord's Piece heatwave

On the heath of Lord's Piece, Sussex during the heatwave of August 2020

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on paper, framed in FSC wood

44cm x 29cm artwork, 53cm x 39cm framed

£1295 from Kevis House Gallery Petworth

Oak in the water meadows

Chalk streams creating mist meander through the water meadows at Southrop in the Cotswolds. On an early morning walk, the sun burnt off the dampness revealing this lovely oak standing among the willows

Ink, charcoal and watercolour on paper framed in FSC wood

Image: 68cm x 50cm, frame: 87cm x 69cm

£1950 from  John Davies Gallery  Moreton-in-Marsh

Gathered in

I do love a barn. This old one stands near Adlestrop in the Cotswolds

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on board, framed in FSC wood

31cm x 20cm artwork 39cm x 28cm framed

£675 from  John Davies Gallery  Moreton-in-Marsh

Loom

Selected for exhibition at The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours exhibition at the Mall Galleries

There are 1,058 UK species associated with ash trees, ranging from beetles to birds, lichens to mammals. All will be affected when we lose up to 90% of the UKs 70m ash trees from dieback disease. Research is ongoing into replanting these trees with ash bred with tolerance to the infection

Ink and watercolour on paper, framed in FSC wood

Image: 70cm x 90cm

Frame: 90cm x 120m

£2450 from  John Davies Gallery  Moreton-in-Marsh

Edge of the wood

Getting lost in the woods near Blockley in the Cotswolds

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on board, framed in FSC wood

31cm x 20cm artwork, 39cm x 28cm framed

£675 from  John Davies Gallery  Moreton-in-Marsh

700 years in a field

2,300 species, from birds to beetles, fungi to lichens are dependent on oak trees. I measured this tree near Wardour Castle a couple of years ago and its trunk is 7 metres around. That means it is roughly 700 years old

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on board, framed in FSC wood

Image: 29 x 20cm

Frame: 39 x 28cm

£675 from  Sea Pictures Gallery

Start of the hill SOLD

Through the ash wood at the bottom of the hill

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on board, framed in FSC wood

Image: 29 x 20cm

Frame: 39 x 28cm

SOLD from  Sea Pictures Gallery

Dunwich lane

Along a lane near Dunwich beach. I loved visiting here, just to remind me of the Brian Eno Ambient 4: On Land track, Dunwich Beach, Autumn, 1960

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on paper, framed in FSC wood

44cm x 29cm artwork, 53cm x 39cm framed

£1250 from  Sea Pictures Gallery

Suffolk skies

Lucky to see a great sky while driving around the lanes of Suffolk 

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on board, framed in FSC wood

Image: 29 x 20cm

Frame: 39 x 28cm

£675 from Sea Pictures Gallery

Beech mist

Selected for the SGFA Draw20 exhibition at Mall Galleries

There are 1,058 UK species associated with ash trees, ranging from beetles to birds, lichens to mammals. All will be affected when we lose up to 90% of the UKs 70m ash trees from dieback disease. Research is ongoing into replanting these trees with ash bred with tolerance to the infection

Ink and watercolour on board, framed in waxed FSC ash

11in x 8in / 28cm x 20cm

£675 from Sea Pictures Gallery

Ground Cloud II

Selected for the SGFA Draw20 exhibition at Mall Galleries

Of the 2,300 species dependent in some way on oak trees, ranging from beetles to birds, lichens to mammals, 326 of them only live on oak trees. This is what makes every tree so important. Our once vast ancient woodlands now only cover 2% of the UK

Ink and watercolour on paper, framed in FSC wood

Image: 68cm x 50cm

Frame: 87cm x 69cm

£1950 from  Sea Pictures Gallery

Shining through

Walking in the beech woods near Cranham in the Cotswolds

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on board, framed in FSC wood

44cm x 29cm artwork 53cm x 39cm framed

£1295 from  John Davies Gallery  Moreton-in-Marsh

Winter lane

Oak trees silhouetted amongst the treeline on a Cotswold lane

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on paper, framed in FSC wood

44cm x 29cm artwork53cm x 39cm framed

£1295 from  John Davies Gallery  Moreton-in-Marsh

Frozen fields

Snow in the fields at Asmore, the highest village in Dorset

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on board, framed in FSC wood

44cm x 29cm artwork 53cm x 39cm framed

£1295 from  John Davies Gallery  Moreton-in-Marsh

Dover's Hill heatwave

Seeking the shade at the peak of summer at Dover's Hill on the edge of Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on board, framed in FSC wood

31cm x 20cm artwork, 39cm x 28cm framed

£675 from  John Davies Gallery  Moreton-in-Marsh

Lime shade

Memories of summer among the lovely stand of lime trees in parkland on the edge of Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on board, framed in FSC wood

31cm x 20cm artwork, 39cm x 28cm framed

£675 from  John Davies Gallery  Moreton-in-Marsh

Backlight

Selected for the SGFA Draw20 exhibition at Mall Galleries

There are 1,058 UK species associated with ash trees, ranging from beetles to birds, lichens to mammals. All will be affected when we lose up to 90% of the UKs 70m ash trees from dieback disease. Research is ongoing into replanting these trees with ash bred with tolerance to the infection

Ink and watercolour on board, framed in waxed FSC ash

Image: 29 x 20cm

Frame: 39 x 28cm

£675 from  John Davies Gallery  Moreton-in-Marsh

It's in the trees. It's coming

An old oak on a Cotswold lane

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on paper, framed in FSC wood

44cm x 29cm artwork53cm x 39cm framed

£1295 from  John Davies Gallery  Moreton-in-Marsh

Boundary sentinel

Oak trees spend 300 years growing, 300 years resting and 300 years gracefully declining. This younger, but declining tree has thankfully been left standing in the hedge line near Adlestrop in the Cotswolds

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on board, framed in FSC wood

31cm x 20cm artwork 39cm x 28cm framed

£675 from  John Davies Gallery  Moreton-in-Marsh

Dock drift

Selected for exhibition at The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours exhibition at the Mall Galleries

The stalks of dock plants stand up to a windblown snow drift near Ashmore, the highest village in Dorset

Ink, charcoal and watercolour on paper framed in FSC wood

Image: 68cm x 50cm

Frame: 87cm x 69cm

£1950 from  John Davies Gallery  Moreton-in-Marsh

Blenheim oak (1400)

2,300 species, from birds to beetles, fungi to lichens are dependent on oak trees. There are 326 species that live solely on oak. This tree started growing around 1400 and stands in the Blenheim Palace estate, the wood with the most ancient oaks in Europe

Ink, charcoal and watercolour on paper framed in FSC wood

5ft x 4ft 

£4,400 from John Davies Gallery Moreton-in-Marsh

Hedgeline giant

At the back of a tangled hedge near Lord's Piece, near Petworth, stands this lovely 350-year-old oak tree

Ink and watercolour on board, framed in FSC ash

Artwork: 30cm x 46cm

Framed: 39cm x 53cm

£1295 from Kevis House Gallery   Petworth

Receding light

I was lucky enough to be wandering in Petworth Park and catch this winter late afternoon sunset

Ink and watercolour on board, framed in FSC ash

Artwork: 30cm x 46cm

Framed: 39cm x 53cm

£1295 from Kevis House Gallery   Petworth

Upwaltham cornfields

This painting is from a lovely day spent around Petworth in the heatwave of August 2020. The Upwaltham church stands among cornfields on the South Downs

Ink and watercolour on board, framed in FSC ash

Artwork: 30cm x 19cm

Framed: 39cm x 28cm

£750 from Kevis House Gallery   Petworth

Park nocturne

In relentless rain I spent a few hours in Petworth Park, Sussex one day. It was a terrible day for sketching and the skies were so dark it made me wonder what the parklands would look like at night. Here's the result

Ink and watercolour on board, framed in FSC ash

Artwork: 30cm x 19cm

Framed: 39cm x 28cm

£750 from Kevis House Gallery   Petworth

Petworth still waters

The Lower Pond in Petworth Park designed by Capability Brown in the 1750s

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on paper, framed in FSC wood

Image: 68cm x 50cm

Frame: 87cm x 69cm

£1750 from Kevis House Gallery  Petworth

Wardour Castle oak (1318)

2,300 species, from birds to beetles, fungi to lichens are dependent on oak trees. This tree near Wardour Castle began growing around 1318

Ink, charcoal and watercolour on paper framed in FSC wood

Artwork: 76cm x 121cm 

Framed: 89cm x 134cm

£2,350

Barn Elms Copse

The Barn Elms Plane tree is the largest in London. Its trunk is 8.23m around and was planted  in 1680. It is over 35m tall.

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on paper, framed in FSC wood

11in x 8in / 28cm x 20cm 15in x 9in / 39cm x 29cm framed

£650 from  Bermondsey Project Space

8.4m to 1

After sketching the Barn Elms Plane tree I stayed at a hotel in London (serendipitously called the Treehouse in Marylebone). The restaurant is on the 15th floor with 360 degree views. Quite late in the evening, while looking over the London rooftops, I noticed one Plane tree silhouetted in the streetlights. From that particular view it was the only tree I could see. An amazing contrast to the other London tree I’d seen earlier in the day. There are incredibly 8.4m trees in the capital city

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on paper, framed in FSC wood

11in x 8in / 28cm x 20cm 15in x 9in / 39cm x 29cm framed

£650 from  Bermondsey Project Space

Embankment winter

There are incredibly 8.4m trees in London. Every plane tree in the city is pruned, but I liked the interweaving branches of this one silhouetted against the low winter sun in the gardens next to the Victoria Embankment

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on paper, framed in FSC wood

11in x 8in / 28cm x 20cm 15in x 9in / 39cm x 29cm framed

£650 from  Bermondsey Project Space

326: Gascoigne oak

Of the 2,300 species dependent in some way on oak trees, ranging from beetles to birds, lichens to mammals, 326 of them only live on oak trees. This is what makes every tree so important. Our once vast ancient woodlands now only cover 2% of the UK

Ink and watercolour on board, framed in waxed FSC wood

11in x 8in / 28cm x 20cm

£650 from  Bermondsey Project Space

High path

There is evidence that people lived on Hambledon Hill 5,000 years ago, 1,000 years before Stonehenge was built. The worlwide human population in 3,000BC was around 7m. In 1964 it was 3,250m, today there are 7,710m of us

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on paper, framed in FSC wood

30in x 41in / 77cm x 103cm

33in x 45in / 85cm x 115cm framed

£2,350 from the  Arts Stable

326: Hedgeline obscurity

Of the 2,300 species dependent in some way on oak trees, ranging from beetles to birds, lichens to mammals, 326 of them only live on oak trees. This is what makes every tree so important. Our once vast ancient woodlands now only cover 2% of the UK

Ink and watercolour on board, framed in waxed FSC wood

11in x 8in / 28cm x 20cm

£650 from  Kelly Ross Fine Art

Off the hill

There is evidence that people lived on Hambledon Hill 5,000 years ago, 1,000 years before Stonehenge was built. The worlwide human population in 3,000BC was around 7m. In 1964 it was 3,250m, today there are 7,710m of us

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on paper, framed in FSC wood

11in x 8in / 28cm x 20cm 15in x 9in / 39cm x 29cm framed

£650 from the  Arts Stable

Earthwork edge

There is evidence that people lived on Hambledon Hill 5,000 years ago, 1,000 years before Stonehenge was built. The worlwide human population in 3,000BC was around 7m. In 1964 it was 3,250m, today there are 7,710m of us

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on paper, framed in FSC wood

11in x 8in / 28cm x 20cm 15in x 9in / 39cm x 29cm framed

£650 from the  Arts Stable

1058: Pine Walk No5

There are 1,058 UK species associated with ash trees, ranging from beetles to birds, lichens to mammals. All will be affected when we lose up to 90% of the UKs 70m ash trees from dieback disease. Research is ongoing into replanting these trees with ash bred with tolerance to the infection

Ink and watercolour on board, framed in waxed FSC ash 

11in x 8in / 28cm x 20cm

£695

Low cloud on the hill

Low cloud often smudges the hills around here in north Dorset.

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on paper, framed in FSC wood

11in x 8in / 28cm x 20cm 15in x 9in / 39cm x 29cm framed

£695

Evening walk

This is the field behind my house. We get some great skyscapes and once in a while, somebody walking their dog

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on paper, framed in FSC wood

Artwork: 28cm x 20cm

Framed: 39cm x 29cm

£695

Oak dawn

Visiting the split oak tree in the bottom field on a misty morning

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on paper, framed in FSC wood

Artwork: 28cm x 20cm

Framed: 39cm x 29cm

£695

Beech shade

Beech trees in the Cotswolds during the August 2020 heatwave

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on paper, framed in FSC wood

44cm x 29cm artwork53cm x 39cm framed

£1295

The path

This painting is from a lovely walk in the back of Ashmore Woods, Dorset

Ink and watercolour on board, framed in FSC ash

11in x 8in / 28cm x 20cm15in x 9in / 39cm x 29cm framed

£750

Moonlit Donhead oak (1588)

This boundary tree near in Donhead began growing around 1588. 2,200 species, from birds to beetles, fungi to lichens are dependent on oak trees

Ink, charcoal and watercolour on paper framed in FSC wood

30in x  48in, 76cm x 121cm

£2,350

326: Sezincote (1370)

2,300 species, from birds to beetles, fungi to lichens are dependent on oak trees. This giant tree in the grounds of Sezincote House may have started growing around 1370

Ink, charcoal and watercolour on paper framed in FSC wood

5ft x 4ft

£3,850 from John Davies Gallery Moreton-in-Marsh

326: Moonlit Chastleton oak (1020)

2,300 species, from birds to beetles, fungi to lichens are dependent on oak trees. There are 326 species that live solely on oak. This tree in Chastleton may have started growing around 1020

Ink, charcoal and watercolour on paper framed in FSC wood

5ft x 4ft

£3,850

Bourton on the water oak No2

2,300 species, from birds to beetles, fungi to lichens are dependent on oak trees. This giant tree is 10m around

Ink, charcoal and watercolour on paper framed in FSC wood

Image: 68cm x 50cm

Frame: 87cm x 69cm

£1950 from  John Davies Gallery

High summer mist

Along the lane in Ashmore with a high summer drizzle cloaking the trees

On exhibition with The Arborealists at 'Being with trees' in Gibraltar 19 Jan -12 Mar 2021

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on paper, framed in FSC wood

Artwork: 44cm x 29cm

Framed: 53cm x 39cm

£995 from  The Arborealists Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery

West Melbury oak (1825)

2,200 species, from birds to beetles, fungi to lichens are dependent on oak trees. This acorn was sown around 1825

Ink, charcoal and watercolour on paper framed in FSC wood

88cm x 73cm

£1200 from  The Arborealists Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery

West Melbury oak (1856)

2,300 species, from birds to beetles, fungi to lichens are dependent on oak trees. This acorn was sown around 1856

Ink, charcoal and watercolour on paper framed in FSC wood: 

88cm x 73cm

£1950 from the  John Davies Gallery  Moreton-in-Marsh

West Melbury oak (1903)

Pre-selected for Pastel Society exhibition at Mall Galleries

Oak trees are a haven for thousands of species from birds to beetles, fungi to lichens. This one started growing around 1903

Unframed

88cm x 73cm

£450

Silton oak (1018)

This incredible tree at Silton, Dorset could be 1,000 years old. It's trunk is 9.75m around and is also known as Wyndham's Oak. It is a boundary oak marking the border between the Selwood and Gillingham forests. During a revolt in 1685 it was also used as a hanging tree.

Ink, charcoal and watercolour on paper framed in FSC wood: 

88cm x 73cm

£1200

1058: Wardour Castle No3

There are 1,058 UK species associated with ash trees, ranging from beetles to birds, lichens to mammals. All will be affected when we lose up to 90% of the UKs 70m ash trees from dieback disease. Research is ongoing into replanting these trees with ash bred with tolerance to the infection

Ink and watercolour on board, framed in waxed FSC ash 

11in x 8in / 28cm x 20cm

£675 from  John Davies Gallery

1058: Melbury Beacon summer

There are 1,058 UK species associated with ash trees, ranging from beetles to birds, lichens to mammals. All will be affected when we lose up to 90% of the UKs 70m ash trees from dieback disease. Research is ongoing into replanting these trees with ash bred with tolerance to the infection

Ink and watercolour on board, framed in waxed FSC ash 

11in x 8in / 28cm x 20cm

£650

1058: Melbury Beacon No6

There are 1,058 UK species associated with ash trees, ranging from beetles to birds, lichens to mammals. All will be affected when we lose up to 90% of the UKs 70m ash trees from dieback disease. Research is ongoing into replanting these trees with ash bred with tolerance to the infection

Watercolour on board, framed in FSC ash

11in x 8in / 39cm x 28cm

£675 from  John Davies Gallery