This is the first in a series of 'God's Own County' illustrations.
For this first interpretation of 'God's Own County', I concentrated on some iconic areas in and around the Harrogate area (a private request now released for general sale). This was illustrated to complement the existing Harrogate print and works well displayed with the Harrogate print or displayed individually.
Representing Harrogate is the entrance to Valley Gardens, the Sun Pavillion and Betty's on Parliament Street/Montpellier Hill. The areas of Knaresborough represented are the Viaduct, the Nidd, the Manor House with chequered paintwork, the Memorial Cross and Knaresborough Castle. Harlow Carr gardens are featured too, the pillars from the Harrogate Royal Spa Concert Rooms, the stone lions and Betty's. A section from Fountains Abbey is also included and above that is a typical Yorkshire pub (The Queen's Head at Kettlesing), surrounded by dry stone walling and Swaledale sheep. The 320 million year-old Brimham Rocks are nestled on the hill surrounded by heather and in front of the 'Golf Balls' (visible from any higher ground around the Harrogate area!). Simon's Seat and the White Horse of Kilburn are positioned on the hills in the background.
I have hand-drawn the illustration using pen and ink before being digitally enhanced with my chosen colour scheme and added patterns inspired by the local areas of Harrogate. The prints are limited edition and signed.
Print Only 'God's Own County'
The artwork has been printed in the UK onto quality textured card that has a matte finish. It is packaged into a clear artwork bag for protection and supported by a thick white backing board.
I am proud to support British manufacturing and this illustrated print has been proudly designed in Yorkshire and printed in the UK.