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 on Queen Mother Square with it's impressive facades. The focal point is the cast bronze statue of the late Queen Mother, which is the exact casting of the statue standing in The Mall.
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. A4 and A3 prints will arrive cello wrapped with a recycled cardboard backing ready for framing. A2 prints will be send rolled in a cardboard tube. Richard signs all prints.
A4 Print - 210mm x 297mm
A3 Print - 297mm x 420mm
A2 Print - 420mm x 594mm
Original Painting - Own an original piece of art at a reasonable price. If you are interesting in the original painting Richard completed for this print click here for more details>
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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? - Several people have suggested that the beach huts on Avon Beach near Mudeford would make a good painting. We took a visit one sunny February day and were taken with not only the various blues of the beach huts but also the Scots Pines against the deep blue...
What's the Story? - Richard had a large collection of WW2 aircraft as a boy and the Spitfire was one of his favourites. The MK1 Spitfire featured in the painting was part of the Battle of Britain Flight during the 2018 Bournemouth Air Show. Sadly we weren't there to see...
What's the story? - We had lots of requests for a painting of Downton after taking part in the villages Cuckoo Fair. Richard knew he had to include a cuckoo in the painting as traditionally the arrival of the cuckoo marked the onset of good weather, and the first year we...
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, these all include a 5mm white border -
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
A2 Prints - 42cm x 59.4cm will fit 'off the shelf' A2 frames
A6 Postcards - 148mm x 105mm will fit off the shelf frames if required