In January and February 2016, Carol Archer was artist-in-residence at Mas Els Igols, an art residency located in the vineyards of the Penedes region near Barcelona in Spain. Artistic inspiration was provided by the stark forms of the pruned winter trees and vines, as well as by a tiny remnant pine forest that may be found close to the residency. The work took a variety of forms: large ink on rice paper drawings (100 x 66 cm), watercolour and/or ink studies on watercolour paper (21 x 15 cm) and folding books (170 x 28 cm). Carol’s Mas Els Igols residency culminated in an exhibition entitled Tree Studies which opened at Gallery Estudio Nomada on February 25.