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Art prints & frames, handmade in England since 1982

Apple Blossom Fairies

Art print by Cicely Mary Barker #436804

About the artist

The English artist Cicely Mary Barker is best known for her enchanting and magical illustrations of flower fairies. Born in 1895, Cicely suffered from epilepsy as a child and although unable to attend school she was encouraged by her father (an established artist himself) to pursue her talent as a painter. She was enrolled at the Croydon Art Society when she was just 13, and by the age of 16 she had her first work published as a set of postcards.

Influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, Cicely believed in staying true to nature, and therein lies the charm of the flower fairies, which were illustrated with utmost botanical accuracy, as she wrote "I have drawn all the plants and flowers very carefully, from real ones; and everything that I have said about them is true as I could make it. But I have never seen a fairy; the fairies and all about them are just 'pretend'."

Cicely Mary Barker
Cicely Mary Barker


Alexa S. Verified

3 months ago

Beautiful print on very good quality paper. Came packaged very well and delivered promptly. We have framed it in a standard sized white frame and it looks beautiful on my daughter's bedroom wall.