Essence of the Soul II, 100x80cm, deep canvas
Trees... breath life and soul into the earth. I never tire of staring and examining them, the way their branches weave through time, the stories they reflect of the elements they withstand. For me, painting a tree is the perfect representation of mood. They can be energised and full of life, or bending over from the weight of the branches and the forces of nature. This tree is weaving its way through time, it is gnarled and at an angle, but it has a deep strength and tenacity for life and it strives to continue with its growth against the elements.