The Arborealists were founded in 2013 by Tim Craven following the critically acclaimed exhibition, Under the Greenwood: Picturing the British Tree, staged at St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington, in the heart of the New Forest. The group is a loose association of 60 professional artists, some of international reputation, who share the rich and versatile subject of the tree. The aim of the group is to exhibit together and promote members’ work and their subject. There is no subscription and there are no rules. The principle dynamic of the group is diversity of art practice that encompasses a wide range of philosophy, media, style, scale and technique. The Arborealists have achieved a national profile and are based all over southern England including the Welsh borders, East Anglia and London and from every county from Kent to Cornwall, with outposts in Wales, Yorkshire, the Midlands, Ireland, France and Italy.