Tree Art

Drawing by Robert Van Pelt
Robert Van Pelt's book Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast is one of my favorite big tree books. The author has a unique passion for trees, and a talent for not only finding record-breakers, but also carefully measuring and accurately rendering them.

His painstaking depictions separate the champion trees from the forest, and each has its own unique and special character. I like the depiction of the tiny humans at the base of Van Pelt's drawings to give the trees a scale we can relate to. You can see how massive these ancient trees are.

The Freedom Tree, photo source

photo: Linda Hughes, Photons In The Forest

Linda has a knack for taking interesting abstract photos with our point and shoot digital camera. This one was taken in the Royal Roads forest in Colwood. She says it is an accurate depiction of the sense she feels while in the forest and around ancient trees.

 The Leaning Tree, Gregg Koep

This is a pen and ink drawing I did of a favourite local tree that has been leaning out over Sooke Harbour for a hundred years or more.

Leaning Tree and Hummingbird, Linda Hughes
This is the same tree, also in pen and ink.

Up The Sooke River, Gregg Koep

This pencil sketch depicts the forest covered Sooke Hills behind the Highway 14 bridge crossing the Sooke River.

Coastal Conifer, Gregg Koep

This two dimensional sculpture is made from: Garbanzo beans for the tree, and dried kidney bean pods for the ground.

Original work by Notnarayan


  1. Anonymous13/3/12

    I love the pictures!!!

  2. I have been excited for years by the amazing forests of BC and as an artist/art educator/educational administrator, I continue to involve the images of trees, stumps,driftwood and more in my art. Thanks for your site and your blog.


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