Only quality canvases, papers, inks and paints are used for my artworks.
Mixed media work
My mixed media work consists of quality inks and paints on heavy gauge quality printmaking paper and Winsor & Newton paints.
Oil on canvas
I only use Artist Quality Winsor & Newton and Schmincke oil paints, as these paints use the purest of pigments to ensure that the colours are clean, bright and light-steadfast. The paints A and AA ratings aid in the longevity of the paints, and will last well over 75 years.
Canvases are made from 100% cotton with a tight, even weave and are coated with a quality gesso primer.
As many as 12 layers of transparent glazes are applied to my work to achieve the colour, light and depth that makes each work come alive. This process takes many hours, and as my work is detailed, it is not unusual for a painting to take up to three months to complete.
A certificate of authenticity will accompany every original and limited edition work and is signed by the artist.
Limited edition work
I use a professional printing firm that uses high-quality archival inks, papers and canvases that are acid and lignin free for my limited edition work. Only archival inks are used that will last up to 200 years.
Paper - 310gsm Ilford Galerie Prestige - 100% cotton rag. The coarse structured surface allows for a beautiful traditional watercolour look and feel, whilst still reproducing pin-sharp details and colour consistency.
Fujifilm crystal archive paper (lustre). Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper is a silver halide color paper, designed exclusively to produce high-image-quality color prints and is fade resistant.
Canvas - 450gsm Premium Matte Canvas (Lyve Matte, OBA free and Archival Certified).
Limited edition prints are printed on artist quality paper or on high quality canvas that are limited to a small edition run, and come with a certificate of authenticity.
The Seascape series is printed on 190gsm premium watercolour paper. The Wetland series is printed on premium Ilford Cotton Rag.
All prints on paper will arrive unframed in an archival safe, acid-free enclosure to protect the work.