Affectionately named ‘Trusty the Surrey Hills Cow’ by Chairman of the Surrey Hills Trust Fund, Neil Maltby, this cow was designed to help raise awareness and understanding of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Trusty was designed and painted by local artist Ali Clarke, who took her inspiration from the established Surrey Hills trademark and the rolling hills. The trademark represents the undulating Surrey Hills landscape and was inspired by the work of Walter Bailey, the sculptor commissioned for the boundary markers and artworks across the AONB. The fluid shapes transferred well onto the undulating form of the cow.
Trusty was painted alongside real cows on a farm in the heart of the Surrey Hills and the money she raises will go to the Surrey Hills Trust Fund. Established in partnership with the Community Foundation for Surrey, to conserve and protect the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and leave a legacy for generations to come, the fund supports local community projects and enterprise schemes that benefit and enhance the Surrey Hills landscape.
Auctioned at Sandown Park
on 20th October 2016
Raising money for:
Surrey Hills Trust Fund