Majestic old trees of Kew

Kew Gardens is home to some majestic old trees, some of which are several thousand years old! This mighty oak reminded me of something out of a fairytale. As I sat sketching, I was almost expecting it to come to life and unfurl its beautiful twisted trunk.   


By Sasala Wickramasinghe

Urban sketching and watercolour is my hobby. I'm a biochemist by training and work for the NHS full time as a healthcare scientist. Most of my free time, outside my day job is devoted to art and urban sketching. I am a self confessed nerd when it comes to watercolour and art materials in general. I approach them with the same curiosity and passion as I do for biochemistry - because after all, colour is science! I travel to sketch and sketch to travel. I'm an active member of Urban Sketchers London - part of a global sketching community which I only discovered in 2017.

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