In addition to 40 solid years of photography I took up drawing with unswerving enthusiasm in the Summer of 2018. Having sold a few originals it became obvious there was a need to have very close copies or reproductions of a selection of these drawings. To make this happen, I bought a large format printer and some expensive inks and papers and using my experience in photography and digital imaging I'm now producing high quality limited edition archival prints to the best of my ability.
The original drawings are all made using pastel pencils on 62x48cm sized textured paper specifically made for pastel work and I use about 6 different paper shades including pure white, creamy yellows, rose tints and pale grey. These original drawings are for sale, but please contact me for further details.
The image content and subjects found in the drawings are either from life or imagined or a combination of both, and with perhaps a strong influence coming (as in my photography) from the Pennine and industrial areas of the north of England. Also in keeping with the photographic projects I've worked on I'm excluding nothing as suitable subject material.
Prints also from any of my photographs here.
There are 2 sizes of paper print, both on the same heavy museum quality natural white and lightly textured matte paper printed using pigment inks. Both sizes are ready to frame and are from an edition of 50. There is the title and edition number and dated signature in pencil underneath the image. The paper edge of the original drawing has been kept in the print as shown below, and as a reproduction it is as close to the original pastel drawing as possible.
Large (actual drawing size). 62x48cm image on 75x61cm paper.....£95 inc p+p. UK post. Please e-mail if outside UK.
Small. 41x31cm image on 51x41cm paper.....£55 inc p+p. UK post. Please e-mail if outside UK.
Prints sent via post in a tube with tissue paper protector.
Canvas prints are made on very fine weave 100% cotton natural white canvas using pigment inks. At a glance it is difficult to tell them apart from the prints on paper. After printing the canvas back is bonded to foam board making it very flat and rigid, and then the image surface - the front of the canvas, is given a coat of Permajet satin canvas varnish to seal and protect it. This is then trimmed and supplied ready to frame. The idea here is to have a print very similar to the paper version, but because it has no glass it keeps the overall look of a framed print but without the weight and reflections that glass brings. This makes it very easy to hang on a wall.
The image size is the actual drawing size, and the original drawing paper edges have been kept in the print.The edition is 50 for each print and all are titled, numbered, signed and dated underneath the image before varnishing.
Single size only. 62x48cm image size. 77x59.5cm canvas outside size providing a natural border between the image and frame as below.
Please note, canvas prints are supplied without a frame. Your local picture framer will have hundreds of frame mouldings to choose from, more than I could ever offer. The example below shows the overall proportions of a canvas print when framed in a simple black frame.
Canvas prints, ready to frame....£110. Sent via courier in a flat package. UK shipping. Please e-mail if outside UK.
59 Impala down Hope street.
In the middle of the night.
Migrating over the M25 and M4.
3 little birds.
Lighting up the night.
The owl's perch.
Heading home over the moors.
M62 at Bradley wood.
Baby blue morning.
Work rest and play.
A dream of industry.
Frank Ford No3 range.
Siling it down.
A little ruin near Todmorden.
Pots and pans. Saddleworth.
Another day in winter.
Up with the sun.
Summer is never far away.
Towards the moors.
Into the sun.
Cellar monster 1.
Cellar monster 2.
Cellar monster 3.
All bought and paid for.