The Lone Tree Buttermere by James Bell
  • The Lone Tree Buttermere by James Bell
  • Buttermere Tree - Framed Oak
  • Buttermere Tree - Framed Black
  • Buttermere Tree, Lake District Print
  • Buttermere Tree, Buttermere Lake District
  • Buttermere Tree - Photographic Print
  • Buttermere Tree - Buttermere Photograph

Buttermere Tree


James Bell

'Buttermere' Tree shows a lone Birch tree on the northern shore of Buttermere Lake in the English Lake District. The quietness, stillness and scale of the scene is something to become immersed in. One of my most popular prints, 'Buttermere Tree' gets consistent 5 star reviews. Available to buy online as print only, framed, or on canvas.

  • Print only 45x30cm £40
  • Framed 45x30cm Print in Oak or Black £115
  • Print only 56x38cm £70
  • Framed 56x38cm Print in Oak or Black £170
  • Print only 75x50cm £135
  • Framed 75x50cm Print in Oak or Black £275
  • Stretched canvas print 180 x 120cm £495


The alternative image showing this print on stretched canvas.


A popular scene you may come across when browsing Lake District Pictures. It seems to represent an iconic view and a great challenge for the photographer. How do you compose the scene and are you lucky or persistent enough to get the weather on your side. Whatever approach is taken there is no denying this is a magnificent place and the view here is still as relaxing and inspiring to me as the day I took this picture. The quietness, stillness and scale of the scene is something to become immersed in. The late setting winter sun casts warming rays over Haystacks and onto the west side of Fleetwith Pike. The shore of Buttermere was frozen as was the grass in the foreground, this and the shadowed eastern slopes of High Stile offer an interesting contrast to the warming rays. The grass almost leading you into the scene and the tree standing graciously alone.

Picture Sizes

  • 45 x 30cm Print. External size once framed. - 65 x 50cm for the Oak Frame and 63 x 47cm for the Black Frame.
  • 56 x 38cm Print. External size once framed. - 76 x 57cm for the Oak frame and 73 x 55cm for the Black Frame.
  • 75 x 50cm Print. External size once framed. - 98 x 73cm for the Oak Frame and 95 x 70cm for the Black Frame.
  • 90 x 60cm Print. External size once framed. - 115 x 85cm for the Oak Frame and 112 x 82cm for the Black Frame.




Lovely print and frame.

Lovely print and frame. This is my favourite photo of Buttermere in the Lake District. The print was sent quickly and very carefully packaged. Thank you!



Excellent prompt service

Excellent prompt service



Buttermere Tree

Having admired James’ work in The Kirkstile inn in the Buttermere valley for several years. My partner and I finally took the plunge to purchase this beautiful print. I wish we had done it sooner!

This particular view has been one I have loved since I was a small child and having it in our home is simply wonderful. The tree in this image no longer has this stunning silhouette which makes me love this image all the more! It reminds me of several trips down to Buttermere to try and capture it ourselves (not as successfully as this of course!) Thank you James for your beautiful work that is so sensitive and true to the landscape.



Great prints

Great prints, really happy with them. Quick delivery. We would highly recommend!



Highly recommended

Not only is the framed photograph we bought gorgeous but the service was fantastic. Despite it being just after Christmas, so a backlog with framing services, James went over and above to make sure we received the print in time for my mum's birthday.



Great quality and value.

We were thrilled with our purchases of 3 framed photographs. We have bought from you in the past for a gift but this time 2 pictures were for ourselves and one again was a gift. The gift is still wrapped in Christmas paper awaiting delivery to our son as due to Covid we have not been able to deliver his present!

The 2 photos we got for ourselves have pride of place in our lounge. They are beautiful and tranquil lake shots and allow us dream of a time when we can return to the Lake District. Great quality and value.

They were extremely well packaged and so arrived very safely.

We hope your business continues to thrive in the current difficult situation.

Thank you and stay safe.



Absolutely love it

Ordering process was seamless and one of the best packaged items I have ever received.
I absolutely love the picture and the frame . It sits perfectly in my newly decorated bedroom.
I am doing my lounge up next year so there is a very good chance I will be back.
Next time I am in the Lakes I will pop into your gallery.
Thank you



Framed 45cm print - Such a beautiful photograph

What a beautiful photograph James, thank you so much.



Thank you so much for my photograph, I love it!

Thank you so much for my photograph, I love it!



Excellent quality & fast delivery

Our second purchase from James and as always excellent quality and communication. Package arrived wrapped beautifully and the quality of the prints are perfect. Thanks again!



Very pleased with our beautiful picture

Very pleased with our beautiful picture, excellent framing and prompt delivery.



56cm Black Framed Print

Thank you so much for the amazing print. I am thrilled. You really could be standing on the shore line. The whole process from ordering to delivery was excellent. The packaging on the print was so good. It arrived in perfect order.
I am looking forward to buying another one soon.



56cm print in a black frame

Just to say I have received my picture. It is absolutely amazing. I am thrilled. The service was excellent from ordering to delivery. It was packed very well, most impressed.
Many thanks.



120cm Canvas Print

Our stretched canvas photo of Buttermere arrived promptly and in perfect condition. It is now in pride of place in the dining room. It looks very classy and is a lovely reminder of one of our favourite places.



Delighted with my order

Ordered two framed prints (56x38cm) which arrived safely nine days later. Delighted with the quality of reproduction and general service. I have no reservation in recommending to others.



Excellent quality framing and the colour representation is accur

We've just taken delivery of 3 beautiful framed pictures. Excellent quality framing and the colour representation is accurately portrayed by the website. They arrived as required on the date requested. They will significantly improve the atmosphere in our home. Thanks.



45cm Framed Print

Hi James,

Excellent, efficient service and thrilled with my 2 pictures. Thank you!

Kind regards



75cm Print

Recently purchased one of James`s beautiful prints of Buttermere. It invokes a wonderful sense of tranquillity in the room. He seems to possess a unique ability for capturing the true essence of nature with it`s wonderful colours. Delivery was fast and the picture well packaged. Would highly recommend.

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Oak framed print

Received James's print this morning of Buttermere. It was delivered promptly, superbly packed and undamaged. The print is of excellent quality, beautiful colour and detail and has truly enhanced our living room. In a word - amazing, we love it. Also love the calendar. Thank you......



56cm Print in an Oak Frame

Dear James, Just to let you know that your Buttermere landscape has arrived safely today and now has pride of place above our mantelpiece. It’s awesome, so beautiful. Thank you for your prompt delivery. We now have a little of the Lake District in Cardiff!! Mind you, we are planning another trip next Sept/Oct. We will definitely visit your gallery….

Many thanks,



Black framed print

The print is lovely. Really pleased with it. It invokes a wonderful feeling of tranquillity, and reminds me of the many happy memories I have of times spent with my partner in the Lake District. My only gripe is I wish it was bigger! Unfortunately I was limited with wall space.

There are a few others that I love too, so I`m thinking of investing in another one when I can afford it. We often look at your work when on display in John Lewis Milton Keynes, and always comment on how well you capture the essence of nature.

Service was great. The picture arrived quickly and was very well packaged.

Many thanks and Kind Regards

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Buttermere Tree

'Buttermere' Tree shows a lone Birch tree on the northern shore of Buttermere Lake in the English Lake District. The quietness, stillness and scale of the scene is something to become immersed in. One of my most popular prints, 'Buttermere Tree' gets consistent 5 star reviews. Available to buy online as print only, framed, or on canvas.

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Professional Printing

All my loose and framed prints are hand printed using the very latest archival pigment inks and the finest quality professional media that gives my prints a quality look and feel that will last a lifetime. 

All the prints are signed on the front. A neat white border surrounds the printed image allowing easy mounting or framing. Please note loose prints are posted in a sturdy card tube wrapped in acid free tissue paper. Please take care when unpacking your loose print and be mindful of scratching the ink on the paper. 

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My prints can also be professionally printed onto Aluminium and Canvas. 

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All my framed prints are professionally mounted and framed by a certified Picture framer. Attention to details and personal care are used with the best materials to present my images the best possible way. 

I offer two frame designs, Solid Oak and Satin Black Hardwood, these materials compliment my collection best and fit in with most light or dark décor. 

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All my loose prints are shipped in a sturdy card postal tube. Framed prints and canvases are shipped wrapped in bubble wrap and carefully packed in a custom designed cardboard box. I aim to deliver within 2-7 days of receiving your order depending on the order contents and quantity, prints are usually printed and posted next day, larger framed/canvases can take 5-10 days. The price of delivery is added to your order at the checkout stage.

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Any items that arrive damaged may be returned for a 100% refund or replacement. If this occurs, please contact me immediately with the status of your goods, I will need to see a photo of the damaged item and the packaging. I will process the refund or replacement as soon as I receive the returned items. If the damage was the shipper's fault, I will reimburse you for the shipping too so please save a receipt and send it to me for a full refund of the order plus any shipping costs you incur. Please refuse delivery if the item appears damaged on arrival.

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