A2 :: 16.5 x 23.4" // Limited Edition :: 50
A1 :: 23.4 x 33.1" // Limited Edition :: 25
A0 :: 33.1 x 46.8" // Limited Edition :: 10
In a more wistful time, coils of rope and clumsy stacks of lobster pots sat caked in the ghostly, salt-cracked sheen of Neptune’s kiss. A flock of seagulls squabbled overhead like teenagers, nervous with hunger and hormones. Multi-coloured houses toothed the surrounding hills, their bold yet playful paints concealed the rugged, weather-proof walls. A mother and a young girl skipped down to the sun-bleached quayside from their pastel blue house to explore the town. The cobbled streets, not yet masked in tarmac, carried the buoyant, saline scent of the early morning fish market. The girl would squeal with equal delight and disgust as a chuckling fisherman scooped his shimmering catch over the gunwale, his ruddy cheeks peeking merrily over his tufty beard. She would cherish these weekly adventures, with the warmth of the sun, the scent of the sea and her mother’s gently guiding hand; a perpetual summer in her memory.
Fine Art reproductions are made by taking 4-6 photographs of my originals and stitching them together. This way there’s more information to create a crisp print at the same size as the original painting. Then they’re printed and colour matched, a process called proofing which can take several frustrating hours before the first usable copies finally roll out ‘hot off the press’ using lightfast inks on archival 310g Hahnemühle paper, which is not actually paper, it’s ripped up cotton rags. Hahnemühle is the brand of paper - an excellent paper mill that started in 1584 Germany.
AN INTERESTING FACT: During the Second World War, the company created paper for the SS-Reichssicherheitshauptamt's efforts to produce counterfeit British banknotes as part of Operation Bernhard.
Each Limited Edition print is embossed, hand signed and numbered by me the artist. Remember paper prints that are framed will see it's lifetime double that of one left in it's tube under your bed.