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. Each painting has a vintage aesthetic and evoke a sense of nostalgia. Signed fine art prints available in A4, A3 and A2 sizes.
What's the Story?- The historic village of Abbotsbury, 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.
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 and wrapped in cellobags that can be put in your recycling bin. A2 prints will be sent wrapped in acid free tissue paper and rolled in a cardboard tube.
Paper - All our fine art prints are printed at home on 315gsm 100% acid free textured cotton paper. We use a 12 colour injet printer with pigment based inks which create vibrant colours of superior archival quality and a print life of more than 85 years.
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