Trees by Victoria Crowe notecard wallet (10 cards)
Smartly presented notecard wallet containing 10 square notecards with white envelopes five each of two designs featuring Victoria Crowe's artwork, Blue Snow and Fiery Trees (detail), 2011 and Large Tree Group (detail), 1975.
Over the last 35 years Victoria Crowe, one of Scotland’s leading painters, has established herself as a painter whose work is instantly recognisable. While the full range of her painting covers landscape, still life’s, portraits, self-portraits and interiors, much of her work defies such precise categorisation.
She has painted some spectacular landscapes of which Blue Snow and Fiery Trees is one of the most stunning. The trees catch the rays of the sun in their upper branches, with a light that seems alive. Already in shadow as the sun sets, their lower trunks are black and the snow beyond is blue in the approaching dusk.
This celebrated painting; Large Tree Group is set near Victoria Crowe’s home in the village of Kittleyknowe, Scottish Borders. Crowe frequently painted her neighbour and friend, the shepherd Jenny Armstrong visible as a small dark figure set against the snow. Armstrong had worked all her life in the Borders and Crowe documented her changing relationship with the land over a period of fifteen years. In 2014, ‘Large Tree Group’ was reproduced as a tapestry by Dovecot Studios.