Looking forward to exhibiting with The Arborealists + Guests at Fyne Court from 24th September- 2nd October 2022
To highlight the work of the Queen’s Green Canopy Project, Members of The Arborealists plus special guest artists present a new exhibition themed on Regeneration, promoting tree planting, a vital strand of the environmental crisis recovery strategy. The exhibition features in this year’s Somerset Art Weeks event and the group once again revisit the historic and beautiful surroundings of the Music Hall at the National Trust’s Fyne Court property in the Quantocks.
On Sunday 25th September there is a special programme of short talks by ecologists, writers, artists and curators on the tree in art history, politics and folklore and current thinking around arboreal ecology. Invited speakers include George Peterken, Christiana Payne, Simon Trapnell and Sara Hudston. There is also the opportunity to visit Lachrymae, a tree themed sound and visual installation over the first weekend, curated in the grounds by Artmusic, and the opportunity to meet some of the artists taking part in the Regeneration exhibition. The exhibition will be closed to the public that day but open to attendees and tickets are now on sale.
Many thanks to the RI for featuring my paintings highlighting our fossil fuel nightmare. Read the post here
“My watercolours aim to highlight how oil companies are knowingly ruining the climate. The paintings show oilmen in suits setting fire to our forests. If these companies were committing arson there would be uproar and strenuous efforts made to stop them. But they are doing it more indirectly and subtly so that we hardly notice that it’s happening. But it really is. Our woodlands are burning up and so are we. The shocking thing about the oil industry’s actions is that it has known for years what the outcome of burning fossil fuels would be on the planet. Sadly, profits trump that knowledge.”