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It was my pleasure to attend the opening of Under the Greenwood: Picturing British Trees – Present at the St. Barbe Museum in Lymington on Thursday evening. It’s a superb exhibition, and I recommend it highly.

The show includes 33 contemporary artists, each represented by a single work. The selection includes paintings, prints, drawings and watercolours.

It was especially good on Thursday to meet the show’s curators Steve Marshall and Tim Craven, and a number of the artists, including Michelle Dovey, Fiona McIntyre, Paul Winstanley, and Ffiona Lewis. Other artists in the show include George Shaw, Mick Moon, Lesley Slight, Hannah Maybank, Paul Morrison, and Clare Woods.

My essay Nature Describing Nature, which considers representations of trees in the work of contemporary artists (including many of those in the show) is included in the book/catalogue which accompanies the exhibition.

The show continues until 23 November.

More details can be found on the museum’s website:

http://www.stbarbe-museum.org.uk/menus/12th-october-23rd-november-under-the-greenwood-picturing-british-trees-present/

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