There is something about working from nature that is rewarding and reassuring. For me, it is not so much about 'photographing' a beautiful view, but more about spending some time with your subject. Trees, more than anything, have a character of their own. There's actually one tree that was unfotunate enough to have been struck twice by wind and lightning, that had an irresistible presence, even though it was severely damaged. I drew it twice.