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 South Africa during the war. The postcard featured a Short Sunderland Flying Boat pointing in exactly the same direction as Richard's painting - a truly spine chilling moment.
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?Richard has been asked to do this painting on numerous occasions. The main thing preventing him was the number of steps and railings he had to paint. Each one painstakingly done with an extremely small paintbrush. The resulting slightly wobbly contours are a sheer delight and one can just...
What's the story? Richard took the ferry to Brownsea Island late one summer and got some great shots of the iconic buildings on Poole quay on the way back. The yellow ferry featured is the one that goes from Sandbanks to Brownsea, a nice way to spend the day when the weather...
What's the story? - Richard was thrilled to get a commission for the Short Sunderland Flying Boat, the composition of the Caledonia flying out over Brownsea Island was requested by the son of a pioneer aviator who flew, amongst others, Churchill to various theatres of war during WWII. The client has kindly allowed...
What's the story?The photo of this stunning Ford Roadster, parked on the prestigious Shore Road Sandbanks was taken by professional photographer Gemma Reynolds. Rich contacted Gemma and asked if he could use the image, she agreed and loved the result. Although the painting was titled Poole Harbour it is unashamedly...
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