I'm incredibly excited this week to have taken delivery of my very own giclee printer, which now sits in my studio. Giclee is a professional printing process used to produce artist's prints; they are inkjets with many more colour cartridges than normal printers and they work at very high resolutions. In this way, they can produce very high fidelity work, at an incredibly small droplet size, with a much larger range of colours than normal printers can reproduce. The most important difference, though, is the ink. It is pigment-based, rather than dye, and so produces results which are extremely lightfast. If they are properly framed behind glass, the prints are expected to remain in good condition for 75 - 200 years! Just like my watercolours, I'm using archival paper to ensure you will receive a high quality print which will last and last.
This is the first painting which I have produced my own range of prints from and they look absolutely beautiful: 'Covesea Lighthouse from the Beach'. I hope that by printing my own work in the studio, I can bring you the best quality prints at the best price possible. In line with this idea, I will size my prints from now on so that they will fit off-the-shelf frame sizes available from many commercial outlets. This will save customers money on framing costs, making my prints even more affordable !
A professional artist living and working in the beautiful north of Scotland. My work is realistic and quite traditional, though strongly interpretational in nature. My inspiration is the beauty of Nature, and the wonderful colours and moods she shows everywhere.