"This series of drawings is a celebration of natures delights. Completed in a single uninterrupted sitting, freshly collected branches are strung up in the studio to allow for acute observation. I work with an intense concentration, allowing for a complete connection with my subject. There is an urgency to inform, with deliberate mark making and no room for reworking.
I have used graphite and charcoal pencil to complete these drawings, with the occasional use of watercolour paint, giving a nod to botanical illustration. Within my compositions, I'm interested in exploring the shape of leaves, the play of intersecting and overlapping leaves and branches, and the negative spaces between them." Gwen Robson