East Perthshire author Dr Ralph Skea has published his second book analysing the paintings and drawings of Vincent Van Gogh.
While his first book – Vincent’s Gardens, published in 2011 – was devoted to the artist’s depictions of gardens and parks, Dr Skea’s new companion volume, Vincent’s Trees, focuses on the Dutch maestro’s profound identification with trees of many different species, growing in rural and urban settings.
Dr Skea, a lecturer at the University of Dundee for 30 years before he retired in 2008, lives near Coupar Angus.
He has a long held interest in 19th century painting and his own artistic efforts have been exhibited widely in Scotland since 1973.
Vincent’s Trees was published earlier this month by Thames and Hudson.