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Tunnel of Trees

The Tunnel of Elms has beautified the northern approach to St. Helena since they were planted in the 1880s by the Beringer family. The Beringer Winery has owned both sides of Hwy 29 for over 130 years. In 1967 the trees began to suffer from Dutch Elm disease and St. Helenans were alarmed when advised they should be removed. Since that time the health of the Tunnel of Elms has been of great community concern and many remedies tried. 

Monoprint, 24″ x 22″, plus included frame

In a 2012 tree planting ceremony Congressman Mike Thompson planted one of a large group of replacement trees. The Tunnel of Elms has been a symbol of St. Helena for over 100 years.

Tunnel of Trees

Oil om canvas, 40″ x 30″, unframed

Nancy Willis

Nancy Willis lives and works in the Napa Valley and holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. As a painter/ printmaker she works with themes of intimacy and social connection by creating series such as The BED, RSVP, the CHANDELIER and TERRAIN. Her recent curatorial project NOURISH at the Napa Valley Museum brought together over 25 artists, 9 chefs and a live stream from the kitchen of a three Michelin starred restaurant in France. Willis created Path of an Artist tours, leading artists to France and Sundance for annual painting workshops and teaches locally at the Culinary Institute of America and the Napa Valley College. Her work was most recently seen at the StARTup Art Fair in LA and Chicago.