Before Robert instructed a commission of his lovely MG, he showed Richard a poem that he had written, all about living with an old car from yesteryear. Reading the poem brought back a long forgotten reminisce of a time when we bought our fuel in gallons and an attendant dispensed the fuel for you.
Today, of course self service is the norm just about everywhere. Indeed car manufacturers have put a sensor in the neck of the fuel pipe so that when the car's tank is full the fuel switches off automatically. The only sensor that old cars have is the driver's shoes. When they are splashed with petrol, that's when you know the tank is full.
With that in mind, it just seemed so fitting to depict the old MG in a setting that would have been the norm back when the car was new and you didn't have to worry about splashing petrol all over your new shoes. An attendant filling your car had the benefit for the motorist of having the windscreen cleaned, the tyre pressures checked as well as the oil dipstick and the water level in the radiator and all with a welcome smile.
This beautiful Victorian house is owned by a lovely couple who have become avid collectors of Watkin Art! Cranborne House dates back to the late 1800's when it was believed to have been built for a local sea lord. Currently a private house with adjoining guest house offering 5 recently refurbished ensuite rooms, all...
Commissioned as a surprise birthday present for a volunteer at the National Trust Kingston Lacy. The lavish family home was built to resemble an Italian Palace and is an art lover’s dream,the rooms teeming with paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Titian and Brueghel. In the Egyptian Room you can discover the largest...
This painting was commissioned from Canada. The recipient had grown up in this house, which was being sold, and his wife thought it would be nice for him to have a memento. Luckily it arrived safely in Canada, a permanent reminder of home and a happy childhood.
This is a clients second commission. He has a few classic cars including this E-Type Jaguar. The scene at Lulworth Cove was a particular favourite spot for him and his late wife.
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