My green treescape version of Japanese woodcut artist Katsushika Hokusai’s most famous art work, The Great Wave off Kanagawa. I call it The Great Wave off Brightwell. From the top of Castle Hill, the Iron Age fort at the Wittenham Clumps , you can see Dorchester Abbey nestled among trees and houses near the River Thame. Heading… Read More
A new Green Gold subscriber reward has been released: a special, limited edition, botanical print of the Jeffrey Pine. Thanks to a collaboration with botanical artist Nicola Macartney, with links to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, we are able to offer 100 readers the chance to own a print of Nicola’s latest work, depicting the Jeffrey… Read More
It’s great to see an article about my current book project, Green Gold, featuring in the autumn issue of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s magazine The Botanics. Read More
Following visits to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) and Benmore Botanic Garden, botanical artist Nicola Macartney (collaborating in my GREEN GOLD book project) has started work painting sketches of western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) including foliage, cones and a section of bark. These elements will be included in the final painting which will feature in an… Read More
For my short story in Arboreal (Little Toller Books, 2016) I decided to write from the perspective of an old man looking back on the transformation of Dartmoor due to the withdrawal of farming subsidies and application of visionary environmental policies. I drew a couple of sketches that didn’t make it into the book. Read More
To mark the publication of The New Sylva, Bloomsbury Publishing have released a digital sampler of the book.
The book cover design of The New Sylva is revealed Read More
We’ve launched a Pinterest board for The New Sylva, so that many of the images of Sarah Simblet’s drawings for the book can be viewed from one place.
The authors met the publishing team at Bloomsbury yesterday, including editorial, design, marketing, publicity and sales. This was the first occasion that the authors had met the whole team. It was a milestone in the book’s development as it signified that from now on all of us will be working very closely to turn what… Read More