This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century, to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their Georgian mansion, Gracehill House in County Antrim.
The trees remain a magnificent sight two centuries later and have become one of the most photographed ‘natural’ phenomena in Northern Ireland. They have become even more of a tourist attraction since their use as a filming location in HBO’s epic series Game of Thrones, representing the King’s Road.
My original acrylic painting shows the avenue at the cusp of night-time, with a glow of moonlight defining the strong branch formations.
A varnished stretched canvas piece ready to hang.