In Jacqueline Wedlake Hatton’s paintings of trees, the beauty and resilience of nature is brought to our attention. She chooses as her subjects trees which have had to adapt to their surroundings and which are often misshapen because of this. These trees are presented to us as survivors of difficult circumstances, she says that in painting them she wishes to honour them as the sentient beings that she sees them as. Their ability to survive in adverse conditions is a collaboration between the tree and the environment that supports it, it is often a fragile balancing act. Her paintings' beguilingly traditional rendering serves to subtly invite us to re-examine our human situation in the order of things.
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