What's the Story? - The last Jurassic Coast painting (for now!) the historic village of Abbotsbury, this is the landscape of Thomas Hardy with St Catherine's Chapel in splendid isolation high on the hilltop overlooking Chesil Beach and the Isle of Portland. The barrel-vaulted 14th century chapel was built by the monks of the nearby Abbotsbury Abbey as a place of pilgrimage and retreat. Richard waited a long time to get the perfect shot of the chapel, which is often shrouded in mist, finally one day on our way home from West Bay on the coast road the light was right and he had his camera to hand, finally getting the picture he had been after.
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. Your A4 or A3 print will arrive cello wrapped with a recycled cardboard backing ready for framing. The 50cm x 70cm print will arrive rolled in a large cardboard tube. Richard signs all prints.
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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 for all prints. 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 or Royal Mail so you will be able to track your order and we will know they have been delivered safely!
What's the Story? - This is one of the final paintings for the Jurassic Coast collection. Not many people attempt the arduous walk from either Lulworth Cove or Tyneham to Mupe Bay and Flowers Barrow and we have to confess we didn't make it! Instead Richards inspiration was a photograph by Mark...
What's the story?Richard has a love for these aircraft which were based in Poole during and after the Second World War. After completing the painting we were going through Richard's late Father's belongings and came across a postcard he had sent his then sweetheart, who later became his wife, from...
What's the Story? Richard and his family were fans of West Bay long before the TV series Broadchurch made it famous. The distinctive cliffs with their bands of soft and hard rock, some with a reddish hue make an outstanding landmark and a wonderful subject matter for a painting. Prints and...
What's the story? - This spot overlooking Durdle Door is without a doubt one of the all time favourites for the Watkin family. We have visited this particular stretch of the Jurassic coastline many times in the past 30 years and our daughter was proposed to not far from this spot. Trying to...
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 -
A4 Prints - 21cm x 29.7cm will fit 'off the shelf' A4 frames
A3 Prints - 29.7cm x 42cm will fit 'off the shelf' A3 frames, but check frame measurement first
50cm x 70cm Prints - which includes a small white border, will fit 'off the shelf' 50cm x 70cm frames
A6 Postcards - 148mm x 105mm will fit off the shelf frames if required
Calendars - These are A4 when folded, so easy to pop in the post as a pressie. Double A4 when opened and hanging