Cat’s Back, First Snow



Fine art print on archival paper of a Welsh Marches landscape painting by Helen Arthur. From an edition limited to 50 prints in each size, available as 66cm or 44cm square.

If you climb the sharp ascent up Cat’s Back – an iconic ridge at the end of the Olchon Valley, Herefordshire – you get an incredible view over to the Welsh border. When light snowfall was followed by bright sunshine, it created a palette of soft blues and winter-yellow grass. This painting became very textured, as I layered up smudged charcoal beneath acrylic paint followed by soft pastels and some oil paint applied with a palette knife. I don’t believe a paint brush was used at all here.

  • limited edition print on archival quality paper
  • from a painting in acrylic, oil pastel and mixed media on wooden panel
  • unframed print, signed and editioned by Helen
  • contact Helen for a quotation to ship overseas