Artist Richard Watkin paints the evocative locations and landscapes of Dorset from the beaches and towns of Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch to the dramatic Jurassic Coastline and picturesque Purbeck villages. He paints with acrylics in a bold graphical style and his travel print collection evokes a sense of nostalgia, a time when the pace of life was slower and the sun was always shinning. Original paintings and signed fine art prints available.
Our fine art prints are printed by us in house on 315gsm textured 100% cotton matt fine art paper with pigment based inks. Each hand signed print shows the imperfect texture of the linen canvas, the brush strokes, the highlights and lowlights - after all nothing in life is perfect and we prefer things that way!
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Fine art print of the original painting of the Alum Chine RNLI lifeguard station. Part of the contemporary print collection by Dorset artist Richard Watkin. Inspired by the simplicity of the RNLI lifeguard station at Alum Chine beach, the exceptionally clean, sandy beach away from the hustle and bustle of central Bournemouth lends itself to the overall simplicity of the painting allowing the viewer to create their own narrative.find out more
What's the Story? - Hurst Castle is an artillery fort established by Henry VIII on the Hurst Spit in Hampshire. We have fond memories of taking the children to the castle when they were...
The first painting of a new more contemporary collection using a softer, muted colour palette along with Richards signature bold colours. What's the Story? - After a visit to Portland when the...
What's the Story? - The Grade II listed Blandford Bridge and the newer iron footbridge make for an interesting composition. Richard was drawn to the parallels between the old and new...
What's the Story? - We have fond memories of camping at Osmington Mills when our children were small, enjoying chips and a pint at the Smugglers Inn (us not the children!)....
What's the Story? - Richard was attracted to Branksome beach primarily due to the 1930s building, originally the UK’s first solarium. The quirky interior described as ‘England’s first indoor beach’ included sand, deckchairs and sun...
What's the Story? - The rather unusual square stone St Aldhelm’s Chapel, believed to have been built in the late 12th century, stands 354 feet above sea level on the wonderful...
What's the Story? - Wareham Quay is a frequent stopping off point for us on our way to Corfe Castle and beyond, and we've had many a drink or ice cream...
What's the Story? - For the second painting of the Sussex collection, Richard was drawn to The Stade Hastings, steeped in history with its combination of Europe's largest fleet of beach-launched fishing...
What's the Story? - Poundbury, near Dorchester, is a bit of a marmite town. As an artist Richard was attracted by the Georgian style architecture and decided to focus his painting...
Beautiful work turned into fantastic quality prints and merchandise. Richard's book is stunning! The depth of colour is unbelievable and the quality of the images is just amazing, you can even see the texture of the linen canvas. Not forgetting the fantastic customer service from Judi too.
Thank you so much.
Hi Richard, we had only seen screen shots of the pictures on your website at the time of our order, however, they look absolutely fantastic in real life! We were stunned when we opened up the rolls, very happy with all of the pictures, really good to see the detail & love the quality, variety and choice of colours. You've got a great talent! Excellent packaging and service, much appreciated.
Dear Richard Thank you for the Mudeford print that arrived today. My parents used to take my brother and I every year and we stayed in a beach hut. I took my own children this weekend to visit (all hugely unchanged!) and your picture is the perfect reminder of somewhere special.
Kind regards Ally
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