'Only when the last tree has died . . . . '

An image from The Etching Series - the Wistow Trees Collection.

Images in The Etching Series form part of my ongoing 'painting by camera' concept, which I first described here in December 2011 -

        'Painting by camera' is my term for many of the images that I create,
        combining my vision of an image, playing with light and using the camera
        as both the canvas and the brushes, where the final image is created in camera
        as much as possible.' 

The Etching Series develops the concept further by adding manipulation in order to combine the initial capture with the concept I had on the day, of clean, sharply detailed monochrome forms.

The rich heritage and symbolism of trees is an integral part of timeless cultures and mythologies. I also support the need for rural and environmental protection as essential to the human spirit. I leave this post with the quotation below.

'Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise that we cannot eat money,'  (Cree Native American proverb).


Ellerington Fine Art - New Jewel in Clarendon Park

This Saturday 15th September sees the opening of a new gallery in Clarendon Park, Ellerington Fine Art, run by Louise Ellerington. This is just what Clarendon Park needs. With the finishing touches being put to the inside, the gallery already looks stunning from the outside.

To celebrate the event, this new gallery will exhibit works by a number of selected artists, following the theme of Beauty and Ruin. The final selection of one piece per artist was made by Scott Bridgwood. Both fine art paintings and fine art photography are included, displaying a range of interpretations from a number of established and emerging artists and fine art photographers.

My selected piece is a little different in style to my previous work and it will be interesting to see the reaction.

EXHIBITION & NEW GALLERY OPENING DAY:  Saturday 15 September 2012
                                                                        -  from 10.30am to all day
Visitors are welcome to drop by at any point in the day to view the superb collection of work on show.

Exhibition:  Beauty and Ruin
Dates:  Saturday 15 September - Saturday 13 October

Ellerington Fine Art
190 Clarendon Park Road
Leicester LE2 3AF

OPEN        Tuesday - Saturday  10.30 am - 1pm  and 2pm - 5.30pm
CLOSED   Sunday, Monday and Tuesday