Helman Tor


Four major areas of the hard, igneous rock, granite, form the backbone of Cornwall. Granite tors can be found throughout these areas and Helman Tor forms one of the most impressive. The tor is situated on the northern edge of the central Cornwall granite mass within a triangle formed by Lostwithiel, Bodmin and St. Austell. You will need a good map to find it (car park at SW063615) . At the summit you will get the most wonderful panoramic view of Cornwall from coast to coast aided by an excellent landmark-finder, which allows you to identify places of interest throughout the county. Make the effort to visit Helman Tor if you can – you will not be disappointed! And just as a bonus, below the tour is Breney Common Nature Reserve.

Shirley has captured the wildness of the landscape, the huge boulders, piled higgledy- piggledy upon each other, looking man-made but actually an entirely natural feature of the landscape. The wind -swept, stunted tree, shaped by the prevailing south westerly winds, figures in the foreground – a common sight in exposed areas of the county. At the time this painting was completed, below the tor was a field of sunshine-yellow rape next to some glorious purple heather. These strong colours contrast sharply with the subdued colours of the moor and rocks.

This high quality giclee print is mounted (mount size 50.8 x 40.6cm) and will fit a standard readymade 20″ x 16″ frame.

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Artist: Shirley Netherton

Product Reference No: A-3499

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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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