What's the story? - We visited Durlston Country Park, Swanage on a cold March day just after the birth of our first grandchild. Having taken lots of shots Richard decided the view of the Great Globe with the top of the Castle in the background made the best composition. Constructed in Greenwich in 1887 and made from Portland stone, it's surface shows the continents, oceans and certain more specific areas of the world. Around the Globe is a set of stone plaques carved with quotations from English and Roman poets and the Bible, as well as facts about the natural world. We remember the days when you could walk right up to the globe which is now protected by a fence.
Prints and Posters
These are created from Richard's original painting, we print them ourselves using a method known as Giclėe, the paper is 100% cotton with a gentle texture. A4 and A3 prints will arrive cello wrapped with a recycled cardboard backing ready for framing. A2 prints will be send rolled in a cardboard tube. Richard signs all prints.
A4 Print - 210mm x 297mm
A3 Print - 297mm x 420mm
A2 Print - 420mm x 594mm
Original Painting - Own an original piece of art at a reasonable price. If you are interesting in the original painting Richard completed for this print click here for more details>
A4 Print (21 x 29.7cm) A3 Print (29.7 x 42cm)
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Giclée Printing - this involves squirting or spraying microscopic dots of pigment based-inks onto high quality art paper (not as messy as it sounds!). The print is colour corrected to attain the closest possible match to the original artwork and will keep its vibrant colours for many years to come.
Paper - we use a natural soft textured bright white matt 315gsm paper. The paper's bright white base and gentle texture delivers a quality print with a wide colour gamut, it's 100% acid free and accredited by the Fine Art Trade Guild as being of archival quality.
Free delivery on all prints - We send the prints via myHermes so you will be able to track your order and we will know they have been delivered safely!
Visit the Studio - If you live nearby we are happy for you to come and collect your print or look at the full collection. Richard is always happy to discuss his work and will take on board any suggestions for future paintings!
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