What's the story?
Richard had been asked to paint the Westbourne Arcade for a second time and finally during Dorset Art Weeks he got started. The arcade was constructed in 1884 by Henry Joy, a journeyman carpenter from Chalbury, near Wimborne, obviously proud of his project, he had his name, along with the construction date engraved in large letters in the stone arches inside both entrances.
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?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?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?Who wouldn't want a beach hut at this fabulous location? Sadly we can't afford one so Richard did the next best thing and painted them. Really great to meet someone at Mudeford Art Weeks who told us we had captured her hut in the painting - lucky lady!...
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.