ABOUT THE PRINTS
These prints have come about through the process of painting on canvas, photographing those works in progress and then using Adobe Photoshop to try various ‘virtual’ options before finishing the paintings. This is a method that I have used to progress works for over fifteen years. The development of some of the digital versions into prints has only happened in recent years when I chose colour as the most important element in the paintings, simplified compositions and eliminated narrative content to strengthen the new direction. This shift also suited working on Photoshop with its ability to help mix colour options quickly and create transparent layers, overlaps and hard edges on less complicated images. There is an exciting exchange of techniques and ideas that happens between the ‘wet’ and virtual painting methods as in each process I am pushed to emulate the effects of the other. The traditional advantages of using oil on canvas include being able to layer the paint, exploit textural effects and play with finishes to the paint from matt to gloss. There’s a tangible material feel to the surface. The digital approach after years of practice now feels more intuitive and carefree. Colour-way options and effects can be visualised using the thousands of different virtual brushes that enable creativity. Mistakes are easily rectified, there is no time consuming and costly paint mixing. The files selected for prints are realised by a state of the art print process that can deliver consistently accurate velvety matt colour across large areas of archival fine art paper.
Printed to order in the UK by a specialist print technician using the latest Epsom equipment for photographic and fine art conservation quality prints.
Archival pigment inks on Fuji Fine Art Museum Rough, a 300gms cotton based heavyweight paper.
Each print will be signed on the front with the edition number, some artist proofs (A/P) and single prints (1 of 1) are immediately available and can be shown on enquiry.
Please contact us for prices/delivery details on prints and paintings of interest.
The image sizes listed below exclude a generous border allowance.
Framing can be quoted on and organised. A few prints are available ready framed.
The term is generally accepted as a reference to the highest quality photographic and fine art inkjet printing. The printer uses an Epsom SureColor SC-P9000V series that has incredible colour accuracy and employs UltraChrome HDX pigment technology with eleven high stability, archival pigment inks. The results get permanence ratings in excess of 400 years by independent tests conducted by Wilhelm Image Research laboratories.