I drew this picture from a photo I took during a day teaching vegetation classification to a group of people who were about to start working on the Native Woodland Survey of Scotland, a Scotland-wide survey organised by the Forestry Commission and carried out by a big group of surveyors over several years. It was a major survey, and I feel privileged to have been part of it. Back to the picture, I love it how this temperate rainforest environment can combine the wildness of extensive rocky, mossy woodland with the more intimate or even tame feel of a stream so small that you can step over it.
Details: Coloured pencil; 2011; 42 cm x 25 cm. Framed original £400; unframed print £50.
Included in the gallery Trees 1