An abstract collection inspired by the trunk and bark of the Lemon Scented Gumtree. This gumtree is an impressive eucalyptus tree native to Australia with a very smooth pale pink trunk. ⁠As the tree grows it sheds old layers from its trunk and branches creating an array of pink and sienna shades. ⁠

I like how the brightly coloured new bark underneath fades and changes hue over time.⁠ In these paintings I experimented with various techniques creating textures to capture this process.