Last of the Summer, Helford - a limited edition giclee print by Lin Williams
A giclee print from an original pastel painting. This print shows a tranquil scene looking up the mouth of the Helford river in Cornwall. The bright colours, and the light on the landscape give a real feeling of the warmth of late summer to the picture.
The Helford River is a delightful unspoilt estuary stretching from the outer edge of Falmouth Bay up to the old port of Gweek.
In the broad lower reaches open fields run down to a rocky shore dotted with little beaches. On the north bank the beautiful valley gardens of Glendurgan and Trebah lead down to Durgan village and Polwigwidden Cove; famous for its part in the D-day embarkation.
Where the river narrows, Helford on the south shore and Helford Passage on the north are still linked by a pedestrian ferry that has been in operation since the Middle Ages. This part of the river is now largely given over to yacht moorings, with a handful of active fishing boats.
Around the corner in Port Navas, where hugh granite blocks were once loaded for shipment to London, the Duchy Oyster Farm is now thriving again. Further up river, past the oyster beds and beyond Frenchman’s Creek to the south and Polwheveral to the north, ancient oak woods line the banks creating a truly timeless atmosphere.
This print from an original pastel painting is presented in a cream mount ready for framing, the image size is 40 x 30 cm. Each print is signed and titled by the artist.
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The print is priced at £35.00, plus £5.00 UK postage and packing.
In 2005 Lin Williams took early retirement and returned to Cornwall to concentrate on painting seriously. Starting with exhibiting with local art societies she found success, which spurred her to enter Cornwall Open Studios in 2007. From there she grew a body of work for solo exhibitions and also to put forward to galleries. This self-taught artist experimented with watercolours, oils and acrylics. Six years ago Lin tried pastels and immediately realised that this was her preferred media. Her desire to paint is fuelled by catching the very essence of atmosphere and mood. She thrives on seeing the changing light, seasons and colours. "I never tire of walking my favourite haunts looking and watching for that special moment that will draw my eye," she says. "To find new territories is a great excitement – there is nothing like discovering a huge sky throwing light onto slices of a new panorama, to make me reach for my pastels." Lin plans to continue painting her beloved Cornwall while also painting further afield.