Fine art Giclée print created from original painting by Dorset artist Richard Watkin. Available in A4, A3 and A2 sizes. All prints are signed by Richard. FREE POSTAGE.
What's the story? - Dorset’s famous lost village, Tyneham on the Isle of Purbeck has an obvious attraction to an artist. In December 1943 225 residents left their homes as the village had been requisitioned as a military training area to prepare troops for D-day and the Battle of Normandy that followed. The villagers never returned and the derelict cottages, skeletal appearance, jagged roofless walls and sculptural forms of the trees, nestled in its valley so close to the sea make this a simply beautiful setting. So far this is the only wintry scene Richard has painted and depicts beautifully the way the village has remained frozen in time for the last 60 years.
Free Postage - We say to allow up to 7 working days for delivery but it is usually quicker. Smaller prints are sent in recycled board backed envelopes, A2 prints will be sent rolled in a cardboard tube.
What is Giclée Printing? - The word Giclée is derived from the French verb gicler meaning “to squirt or spray” and is used to describe a fine art digital printing process combining pigment based inks with high quality archival quality paper to achieve print of superior archival quality and a print life of more than 85 years. We use a 12 colour inkjet printer and print on 315gsm 100% acid free cotton paper. The smaller prints are wrapped in cello bags that can be put in your recycling bin and the A2 prints are wrapped in acid free tissue paper. Please note we are making a gradual change to fully compostable and biodegradable bags.
We have taken into consideration that you may not want to go to the expense of having your prints professionally framed (although they do look great when they are!) so have kept to standard sizes, these all include an approximate 5mm white border -
A4 Prints - (paper size) 21cm x 29.7cm will fit 'off the shelf' A4 frames
A3 Prints - (paper size) 29.7cm x 42cm will fit 'off the shelf' A3 frames, but check frame measurement first
A2 Prints - (paper size) 42cm x 59.4cm will fit 'off the shelf' A2 frames
A6 Postcards - (card size) 148mm x 105mm will fit off the shelf frames if required
Large Postcards - (card size) 127mm x 177mm (5" x 7") will fit off the shelf frames if required