This work started as drawings for Christmas cards (see my shop) but now I sell each of the trees as Giclée prints (see my shop). I wanted to create cards for everyone, regardless of their beliefs. In winter the trees are naked and stand like beautiful giant sculptures and we can see the winter constellations on crisp cold nights. Winter in the Northern hemisphere can be harsh but also inspiring and magical. There are seven drawings and each tree has been assigned a northern hemisphere winter constellation. They hang like festoons or Christmas lights on the branches of the trees. Holly and Ursa Minor with Polaris sparkling at the top. Ash and Gemini with the two bright stars, Pollux and Castor. Hawthorn and Ursa Major/The Plough. Oak and Taurus, with the red giant star of Aldebaran sparkling at the centre of the tree. Scots Pine and the Winter Circle asterism. Willow and Canis Major, with the brighest star in our sky, Sirius, as the largest festoon on the tree. Spruce and Orion the Hunter, a twinkling festive looking tree. This is a special edition pack of 7 A5 size cards, that come with recycled brown envelopes. These are cards to celebrate the Winter Solstice, mid-winter, the star the Magi followed in the Christmas story, or to send seasons greetings with a nod to the beauty of winter.
You can also purchase an unframed signed editioned Giclée print in my shop. They measure 246.3mm x 167.6 and printed on Hahnemüle Photorag paper.