I haven’t been very diligent at keeping my website up to date but in lockdown there’s no excuse so I have had to look critically at it, and Lo and Behold, some of my loveliest pictures are not on there. I somehow imagined they got there automatically without any effort from me! Tush tush! So I have just created two completely new categories on the shop. One is artist’s proofs and the other is acrylics. My hardest decision is which to tell you about first?!

I think we’ll go with acrylics as they are so super looking. A very modern, sophisticated take on image presentation, they are light, stunning and ready to hang. They make stunning gifts too.

I have a number of images already in acrylics and ready for you. But first a bit of clarification. If you’re a painter or an enthusiast for the marvellous programme Portrait Artist of the Year, you’ll probably think acrylic = quick drying paint a bit like oils, but not so messy. Well that’s not at all what I mean when I say acrylic. For me it means an image being sandwiched between 2 layers of glass-like acrylic. These days the layers can be very slim, which makes for a much lighter product than used to be the case. The pictures I have chosen for acrylic include horses and watery subjects.

This image is presented in an acrylic as a metallic print, so it has a slightly silvery background on the print.

Block and tackle
Ready to hang

The above image shows the back of the acrylic, which is the same for all of them. it comes with a built-in rail right across the back of the print. All you have to do to hang it is put it on one or two nails in the wall, depending on the size. For a small print like this (30x20cm) I would use only one, thus avoiding the chore of having to get them exactly level – unless you’re an enthusiast for Blutack as a remedy for slightly ‘skewiff’ hanging!

This is my trial of a diagram to show how the acrylic sandwich works.

Norway Lighthouse 1

This ancient little lighthouse is similarly presented as the above block and tackle image, though with a different type of print it lacks the silvery effect. There’s something a little bit magic about the fact that you can see a more modern lighthouse in the distance on an island out in the Fjord.

Now for the horses, both abstract and realistic.

This abstract image is also available in other formats,. It is a herd of Mares in the South of France. I have created the blur with a slow shutter and Intentional Camera Movement (ICM). The acrylic is 60 x 40 cm.

Horse to water

There’s quite a long story about this image. As an acrylic it is presented 30 x 38cm (portrait orientation) with a mat format.

The story is worth telling separately so I will blog about it another time

This is an abstract image created with slow shutter and ICM as with the herd, and I really like the effect in black and white.

The acrylic is 90 x 60cm

Arab Foal

This dear little Arab foal was photographed in his loose box, a lovely warm coloured light matches his coat.

The acrylic is 80 x 60 cm

A chestnut horse captured with studio lighting and natural light

This lovely chestnut horse is called Captain my captain.

The acrylic is 80 x 60 cm

Black Diamond – captured with studio lighting and natural light

Finally this is Black Diamond a horse who tends to captivate people. He can evoke such strong emotions in people who are passing by that they stop and stare at him. One even burst into tears but couldn’t explain why except that “He’s so lovely”!

The acrylic is 80 x 60 cm

So if you have a modern house, or an eye for the unusual striking presentation that acrylics represent, have a look in my shop and start shopping here