I love the twist that sweet chestnut develops as it grows: an elegant russet swirl of a tree, here set off beautifully by the cool lines of its silver birch partner. This is a picture that couldn’t not be made: colour and form and movement were all there – all I had to do was balance it. I spent several weeks thinking about it and several more awaiting the delivery of two new colours of ink. I think it was worth the wait.
Indian ink on kaolin-coated board,
12″ x 16″
(black wooden tray frame)