Through the Trees to the River contains 28 watercolour maps that were made between 1 April and 6 June 2020 during the first COVID lockdown. The process of observing and recording the colours in the distant view of the river Deben brought solace and constancy at a difficult time.

The publication is commissioned by The Landscape Research Group, a Research Group of the British Art Network (BAN). BAN is a Subject Specialist Network supported by Tate and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, with additional public funding provided by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Hayley Field images: Colchester and Ipswich Museums Service: Ipswich Borough Council Collection
Colourmap photography: Douglas Atfield
Design: Caravan Studio