Artist designs new map for Daventry Country Park

Nina Cashmore, Alan Hills, park ranger Matty Jones and community projects officer Beth Brighton.

Nina Cashmore, Alan Hills, park ranger Matty Jones and community projects officer Beth Brighton.

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Daventry Country Park’s beauty and tranquility have been captured in a colourful new map for visitors.

Originally painted on canvas by local artist Nina Cashmore, the map will be transferred on to signs in the park’s visitor centre, which is being refurbished.

It will also be printed on boards for display at key locations around the park as well as being used on new visitor leaflets.

Nina said: “A lot of research went into creating the map. As it took me over a year to paint I saw the scenery change throughout the seasons and I’ve tried to capture this in the pictures.

“I’m very privileged to have the opportunity to see my work displayed in such a prominent public place and I’m grateful to have been asked to do it. It’s been hard work, but also a lot of fun.

“Hopefully the map will encourage people to explore the park, as well as helping them to locate various areas of interest and guiding them on their way. Above all else, I want it to be enjoyed!”

The map depicts the award-winning park through a variety of scenes, all designed and produced in the artist’s unique style.

Nina, who is famed locally for her colourful depiction of well-loved Daventry scenes, produced the map using photographs she took at the park.

Her friends and her daughter feature in two of the scenes, while the Park Rangers are also depicted in front of the popular Reservoir Café.

Daventry District Council’s community, culture and leisure portfolio holder councillor Alan Hills said: “This is a wonderful piece of art that does a fantastic job of conveying the many attractions of our beautiful country park.

“Nina has put a lot of hard work into producing it but the result is there for all to see and I’m sure visitors will get enjoyment out of it for years to come.”