Art with Ash Trees: Drawing by Jo Beal

As schools closed and the Ash Tree Stream exhibition was postponed (see more here), the participatory element of Ash Tree Stream temporarily moved online, with two free downloadable resources to get you all involved – Identifying Ash Trees and Making Art with Ash Trees.

We are asking people to identify an Ash Tree near where they live, and either share a photo with us (see here for photos taken by Maija Liepins on a walk near Andover), or to make some artwork inspired by the Ash Tree Stream project examples included in the second resource.

In his post we are very happy to share a drawing made by Artist Jo Beal, who grew up in the Andover area and now lives in Swindon. You can find out more about Jo’s artwork here – https://jobeal.net

‘This particular Ash Tree was a mature one on the edge of Clouts Wood, a WWT reserve on the edge of Wroughton. I’ve discovered I can walk there and back, which I am loving. It’s about 8 miles altogether and the woodland is beautiful. I’ll be heading there over the weekend I’m sure. The wood is in a steep bank and the ground is covered in bluebells and wild garlic which I think will have come in to flower over the last few days.’

If you have discovered an Ash Tree near where you live and would like to share a photo or artwork with us, we’d love to hear from you. Either email them to James, or post them on social media and tag your post with the #AshTreeStream hashtag.

Published by James Aldridge

Visual Artist and Consultant, working and playing with people and places. Based in Wiltshire, UK

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