The Great British Riverbank - Save Our Rivers - Fine Art Print


The Great British Riverbank - Save Our Rivers - Fine Art Print
Size: 500mm x  700mm

Series: If you love nature…

Print: Full colour, UV resistant archival inks. Giclée digital print to quality paper.
Limited Edition: 125, signed.
Supplied unframed.
Created: 2024

Artist: Si Homfray

A celebration of British Rivers

A heartfelt work of art by Peak District artists Si Homfray based in Hathersage.

This work was half inspired by relentless viewing of the gorgeous gentle television programme ‘Gone Fishing’ featuring Paul Whitehouse, Bob Mortimer and Ted on BBC catch up. 

Equally inspired by the artist’s absolute love of British nature and in particular a spot down on the River Derwent in Hathersage opposite Harper Lees where he recently experienced a profound life moment.

Our rivers are in a bit of a state right now, so Si felt it was a timely piece of work to shout about the magnificent variety and wonder of everything riverbank. 

The work features - from top left to bottom right


A Swallow, Heron flying, Brown Trout, 
A Salmon Fly,
Sunset over River Aln Alnwick Castle,
 Fly fisherman,
 White-throated Dipper (yellow), 
Otter, Watervole, Monarch Butterflies and Mayflies.
The waterwheel in Borrowdale, in the Lake District, 
A Great Langdales skyline in the Lakes, 
Grey Heron, Kingfisher diving and Wildwater swimmers.

Featured in the central riverbank flora: 

are a number of Bees, 
Purple Loosestrife, Yellow Flag, Common Bullrush, Common Club Rush, 
Common Reed, Hemlock Water Dropwort, Meadowsweet, 
Grasses and Periwinkles.

Bottom half:

Swan and Cygnet, 
Oak Leaves,
 Flatford Mill Willys Cottage, the inspiration for the John Constable painting the Hay Wain, 
Lower Slaughter River Eye - Cotswolds, 
Frog, Mallard and Ducklings, Scottish Salmon
Ratty and Moley from The Wind in the Willows.

Quotations by:
The work is punctuated with relevant quotations by
 Paul Whitehouse, Steve Irwin, Charles Darwin, 
Jane Goodall, Joy Adamson, Mahatma Ghandi, William Shakespeare and Kenneth Grahame.

Disclaimer, into the process, spoken with a gentle ribbing: The Artist reserves the right to interpret colours and shape where he feels it might improve the look,feel and flow of the work.