What's the story?
When most of us look at the beach huts in Swanage we see - beach huts! Not Richard, he saw a Piet Mondrian inspired painting. Piet, a Dutch pioneer of abstract art in the 1920’s and 30’s, painted in a simplified abstract style, restricted to the three primary colours and to a grid of black vertical and horizontal lines on a white ground. Rich used a similar palette of primary colours and added the cyclist and dog as a fun element.
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 print will arrive cello wrapped with a recycled cardboard backing ready for framing. Richard signs all prints.
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. 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 so you will be able to track your order and we will know they have been delivered safely!
Visit the Studio - If you live nearby we are happy for you to come and collect your print or look at the full collection. Richard is always happy to discuss his work and will take on board any suggestions for future paintings!
What's the story?Kimmeridge Bay is a favourite for the Watkin clan, summer holidays are incomplete without a visit to the bay for some fossil hunting and mucking about in the rock pools. This painting was inspired by a photo taken by our son-in-law on one such visit. The ruggedness of the...
What's the story?This is a reworking of the original painting using Richard's favourite of the moment blue colour palette, inspired by a recent visit to Lyme Regis for our birthdays. The print offers a glimpse of the classic view of the Cobb at Lyme Regis, with a panoramic view of Charmouth,...
What's the Story? - Lyme Regis brings back fond memories for Richard. His uncle had a Morris Minor Convertible and him and his cousins would squeeze in and make the journey from Taunton to the Jurassic coast town on a Sunday. Their day was spent fossil hunting then after fish and chips on the beach...
What's the Story? - Richard was a frequent visitor to Wareham, often taking school parties to do some sketching. The day we took the photos for this painting was perfect, the light was just right and the river was buzzing with boats and people. Looking at the photos back home Richard decided...
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 - 52cm x 72cm which includes a 2cm white border which can be altered if necessary to fit an 'off the shelf' frame
Calendars - These are A4 when folded, so easy to pop in the post as a pressie. Double A4 when opened and hanging.