"I have been painting and drawing trees for over 30 years as they have always fascinated me. I have tried to use my portrait painter’s scrutiny to make powerful portraits of them, trying to convey each tree’s individuality and spirit.
The tree drawings I made last year have culminated in large 3 metre contemporary paintings, that are about nature meeting the city, the urban jungle. I populate these paintings with multi cultural figures to convey London’s diversity, street style and on a more important level, our ever-increasing fragile relationship with nature as a society today. I am trying to make a new kind of paintings for he 21st century", Nahem Shoa
I spent over 4 months in 2018 drawing trees from life in London Parks and Heaths culminating in around 50 drawings. I was trying to find new kinds of marks to convey form, space, leaves, bark and movement, without using conventional tone. I think the best of these drawings are very powerful and original.