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Sometimes when you least expect it, good things happen.
Gaurav Verma | Dec 13, 2020
Keiko Tokunaga's second book
Keiko Tokunaga's second book, “Illustrated Flora of...
Keiko Tokunaga | Dec 12, 2020
Jozef Oak
This renowned Quercus robur caught the eye of an artist and...
Roderick Cameron | Dec 12, 2020

Plant Focus

Quercus skinneri
Quercus skinneri is a Central American oak, distinguished by the large size of its fruit.

Oak Artists

My Second Book

Keiko Tokunaga's second book

Keiko Tokunaga's second book, “Illustrated Flora of Fagaceae Trees of the World”, was published in November 2020.

Illustrated Oaks of the World

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David More shares some of his magnificent illustrations of oaks, part of a work-​​in-progress.

Harriet Blum's Live Oaks

Fiarchild Oak

The subject of the latest addition to our Oak Artist series is Harriet Blum, whose work straddles the media of photography and painting: her idiosyncratic technique involves infrared film photography and hand-coloring with transparent oils and pencils.

Oak in fog

If I wanted to make stronger, more meaningful images, I should pick something that I love and photograph it again and again: “Follow what your heart is drawn to,” he said, “and in time, your feelings will begin to show though in your work.”

Kyle Spradley's Photographs of the McBaine Bur Oak

The McBaine Bur Oak - © Kyle Spradley

Photographer Kyle Spradley has taken portraits of "The Big Tree" over the course of almost a decade, in every season and weather condition.

Beth Moon's Portraits of Oaks

The Queen Elizabeth Oak by Beth Moon

Continuing our series Oak Artists, we look at portraits of ancient English oaks by California-based photographer Beth Moon.

Andrea Jones: Capturing the Splendor of Oaks

Quercus lobata, San Marcos Pass Rd., Santa Barbara, California, USA.

Andrea Jones is one of the world's foremost garden photographers, whose pictures have appeared in many books, magazines and newspapers worldwide. She kindly agreed to an email interview which focused exclusively on her experience photographing oaks, adding another chapter to our series on oak artists.

Gustaf Emanuelsson: Oak Photographer

© Gustaf Emanuelsson

Latest in our series on Oak Artists is an interview with Swedish photographer Gustaf Emanuelsson, whose photos of the Oak of Kvill were featured in our reposting of Stefan Foconi’s article. Gustaf is working on a long term project documenting the giant trees of Sweden, most of which are oaks

Christine Battle: Botanical Illustrator

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IOS member Christine Battle has always had an interest in botanical art. Though she was only 14 when she was first smitten by a print of Albrecht Dürer’s watercolor Das große Rasenstück (Great Piece of Turf), it wasn’t till almost four decades later that she began painting plants, after receiving a birthday present of a two-day botanical art drawing course in 2006.

Why I Draw Oaks

Quercus acutissima Carruth.

Artist and IOS member Keiko Tokunaga explains how she came to choose oaks for her subject matter.

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