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GALLERY 2 Treelines Helen Poyser
I was playing with watercolour comparing one with the other. Once I'd found the colours that pleased me most, I wanted to order them into groups that seemed natural. And then the forms and textures came, and I realised I'd been searching for trees.
Treelines and hedgerows were the boundaries of my early childhood in rural England, which became the compound walls and sharp black mountains when we moved to the Middle East. In both cases I anticipated exploring beyond them when I was old enough.
Though we were expatriates the few years we lived in the Gulf took up a sizeable chunk of my life, and I attached myself to those countries like they were all I knew.
When I was a teenager we moved to Sydney. I had an aversion to Australia straight away being barely able to make out the greater country through the city. I think these paintings are postcards from a time before I could have known Syd ney was on the otherside of the Treelines.