Following my Croft residency in Wester Ross in April I am creating a new body of work, for SSA Exhibition at Meffan Gallery, Forfar, 7 September – 2 November 2019.  This series of oil paintings is of the tools used for windblown trees….’Tools of Deforestation’.  I help chop and saw but don’t touch the chainsaw or axe, (except the baby one for kindling). Over the years I’ve visited this same small Scottish forest and become familiar with it and the tools. As you can see from the gloves it was a little chilly when I was drawing outside.