Me, Jane Austen and penguins

card penguin brushesLiving in Bath, it is difficult not to bump into Jane Austen from time to time.

My paintings are born out of a respect for her as a woman as much as her celebrated novels and writing.

And the penguin?

In my studio I have quite a collection. They range from a glassy-eyed worried looking individual to a bright wind-up toy. It was given to me by my UK publishers at the time of a book called “Celestine and the Penguins”.

I enjoyed the incongruity of placing the penguin at Jane Austen’s side as both friend and muse.

From a painting to a print

The paintings were originally done in watercolour and a Pitt oil-based pencil.

These images are then scanned and translated into Fine Art Giclee Prints. They are made on an inkjet printer using archival pigmented inks on archival quality paper.

They should last up to, and probably over, eighty years.

Each print is individually signed by the artist.

Looking after your print

PrintsPlease take care unwrapping the print from its packaging.

Store flat away from direct heat and sunlight.

Avoid touching the unprotected print surface.

If you decided to frame the print, please place it away from direct sunlight.

How each print is packaged for sending to you

Each signed print includes a certificate of authentication from the printer. It is backed with a white board to keep the print stable and packed flat in cellophane to keep clean.

It is sent with substantial sturdy packaging to keep the print in good condition.