Just outside Truro on the banks of the River Fal, in Cornwall sits the inspiring National Trust’s Trelissick. Park in the N.T. car park, enter the delightful gardens, and walk down to the Fal. Awaiting you will be the King Harry Ferry, providing a link across the Fal to the Roseland peninsula. Step aboard the ferry as a foot passenger for a trip across and back. Standing on the top deck you get exciting views to north and south, passing close to imposing ships, laid up while awaiting trade conditions to improve.

One day Shirley walked south from the car park and, while descending a hill, caught a view over the trees towards the broad expanse of water known as Carrick Roads, where sea and river intermingle. On this bright day the trees in the foreground appeared very dark compared with the light sky reflected in the water and the painting was born. The curves of the land lead the eye from the trees in the foreground to the distant fields before finally reaching the far distant shore. The colours of the sky are echoed in the water – the blue creating a feeling of coolness although the day was warm.

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

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Artist: Shirley Netherton

Product Reference No: A-3522

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Dimensions 25.5 x 35.7 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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