Born in Kenya in 1963, the painter Fiona McIntyre was first introduced to trees by her Scottish grandfather who worked for the Argyll and Bute Forestry Commission. Educated at Edinburgh College of Art, Grafikskolan Forum Malmo and M.A. at Winchester School of Art studios in Barcelona. Her studio is in the Cotswolds in the middle of beautiful countryside surrounded by woodlands. She is a founder member of the contemporary group of artists called Arborealists.