Granny’s Trees


Anyone who travels regularly to Cornwall from England along the A30 will recognise this group of birch trees which sit high on a hill on leaving Devon to enter the Duchy.  In 2010 the National Association of Flower Arrangers invited the Devon and Cornwall area to do an exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show – an invitation which is extended to just one area of the United Kingdom every  year. Their exhibit (which measured 20′ x 20′ and was one of the largest in the main pavilion) was entitled ‘When we garden from a dream’. This clump of birch trees were the inspiration behind the exhibit. They symbolise ‘nearly home’ to every Cornish person but also at certain times when the light is shining through the trees they appear almost magical.

In the fields surrounding  Granny’s Trees I have painted sheep that are frequently seen ruminating on the hillside. The birch trees stand out sharply against the white light of the horizon which reaches out to the pale blue sky above.  Small trees are dotted on the distant hills whilst in the foreground they are interspersed with rounded bushes. These trees are a favourite sight to my Mother, hence the name – Granny’s Trees.

This high quality giclee print is mounted and will fit a standard readymade frame.

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Artist: Shirley Netherton

Product Reference No: A-8181

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Dimensions 35.7 x 25.5 cm
(Width x Depth x Height)

Shirley Netherton

I am a Cornish artist who has spent many years developing my unique style of painting with acrylics so that today my work is instantly recognisable. I feel lucky that the hobbies which I enjoy in my free time contribute towards my intense enthusiasm for painting. The photographs I take whilst walking and kayaking become the reference material for my work. I am so fortunate to live in such a beautiful county, surrounded by the sea with so many inland waterways - truly inspirational.

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