Welcome to my Gallery and Shop for my Wild Britain Collection.
“Born in rural England, with Scottish ancestry, my passion for British Wildlife has always been close to my heart. I wanted to showcase our wildlife, up close, to share their magnificence and highlight their plight for survival. I’m lucky enough to see these wild ones where I live and want to share their magic with you, through my art.
I will be having a solo exhibition at The Animal Art Gallery, Malton, N. Yorkshire in May 2021, where all of my originals, limited edition prints and greetings cards will be on display. Please watch out for more news in my blog.
Working on white Cartridge paper, using Polychromos pencils, I wanted to create a charming collection with an important underlying message – we must protect those we love. To put my literal money where my mouth is I donate 10% from each sale to my local Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, who are working hard to protect these wild ones and their natural habitats.”
To view my Collection, just click on an image. Once you’ve clicked on it, scroll down to read more about the animal’s story, my process and pricing. Further down you can read about my Ordering Process and Quality Assurance Policy. To ask questions and/or to place your order please message me here: Get in Touch.
Simple and Safe Ordering and Delivery Process
Ordering is simple and safe. To inquire about an original or print simply Get In Touch and I will get back to you with full details. Payment can be made via PayPal or bank transfer. Once you have placed your order and payment your piece will be carefully packaged and posted, with tracking and full insurance to protect your investment. We will track and follow your order and share these details with you too.
I am currently receiving private commission requests too, so if you would like me to create a unique commission of your own beloved animal companion please Get In Touch to discuss this with me. You will need to send high resolution images of your beloved animal and we will discuss and agree the composition of your unique piece prior to commencement. I will give you regular progress updates and once complete, will carefully pack and post to you tracked and fully insured.
QUALITY ASSURANCE – MY FINE ART ORIGINAL AND PRINT REPRODUCTION MATERIALS
Fine Art Original Materials
I work with the highest quality materials to create my work and pride myself on investing on your behalf, to ensure that when you buy an original piece from me you know it will be excellent quality, designed to last for many years to come*.
For each piece I will specify the specific materials I have used in my Gallery description, some of my most commonly used include; Clairefontaine Pastelmat, Daley Rowney Heavy Weight Papers, Daler Ingres Pastel Papers, Windsor & Newton Canvas boards, handmade Egyptian Papyrus.
I work predominantly with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils, Reeves Soft Pastels, Rowney Soft Pastels, Windsor and Newton Acrylics and Windsor and Newton Indian Inks.
Professional Scanning and Printing of Reproduction Prints
I work with a local, fourth generation family managed printing shop, John E Wright, which was founded in 1900 and today offers great personal service for fine artists.
I have my originals scanned in their state of the art scanner at 600dpi, as this method ensures the most even and accurate image of my originals.
All my art prints are created for me through Love From The Artist, using Sinterix printing, which is comparable with Giclee prints. Sinterex is based on a heat suffused sintered powder application to the paper. It offers extremely high quality and is printed at very high resolution to bring up extremely fine detail.
The papers that I use for my printing are all FSC approved, compliant to ISO 14001, acid free, with a non ageing specification to ISO 9706 (permanent)*. The Fine Art Guild expect 6 or more on the Blue Wool Scale and these prints score 6 or higher and therefore are considered comparable with Giclee quality. For my Wild Britain Collection all prints will be printed onto Arcoprint Extra White 320gsm paper.
I carefully package and insure all my originals and prints before posting them. I can arrange for a mount to be added (at additional cost) if you prefer and I will happily offer advise on complementary frames that will further enhance your investment. I prefer not to post framed art due to the glass and possibility of damage but please do inquire if this is important to you. If you have any other questions please message me here: Get In Touch
* When kept out of direct sunlight and protected by a high quality sealed frame, at reasonable room temperatures, art originals and reproductions will last significantly longer.