Digital art-prints offer a way for everyone to enjoy something of my works without buying an original painting or monoprint. Because they are reproductions of the real work, they are not completely identical to it and cannot replace it, nor can they achieve exactly the same qualities of the work itself, however, I have tried in every way possible to offer the opportunity for everyone who cannot afford the original work to possess something that can give them very similar enjoyment. As such, whoever possesses one of my paintings, for example, is doubly privileged, because, on one hand, they possess something completely unique and irreplacable, and on the other, because the worth of the painting increases tremendously as reproductions of it are made available. Of course, because I use very thin transparent layers in my paintings, it is not possible to capture every nuance of a work in digital media – the gold or iridescent colours I use will not gleam on paper as they do in real life, nor will the subtle hues change as the viewer looks from different angles; but a digital art-print is a snapshot in time that, besides matching the original work very closely, retains the ideas and feel of the work, and, being a unique reproduction of the work, is thus also something special by itself. With my digital art-prints, something of my work can reach everyone, everywhere, and, I believe, can give people much pleasure.
Digital art-prints of every oil painting or monoprint displayed on this site are available for ordering via Atkins Technicolour, Adelaide, South Australia. I have used the services of Atkins Technicolor for a number of years and I am always impressed with their work. I work closely with Atkins' digital-photography/colour-matching expert David Hobbs to ensure that the colours and feel of the final art-prints match the original work as closely as possible. The quality of David's work is just superb.
Two options are currently offered:
All works on the site are offered as a limited edition of 5 prints within size A0 (or alternatively 100 x 125 cm, 39.4 x 49.2 inch) and 20 prints of size A1 (594 × 841 mm, 23.4 × 33.1 inch). If the size of the original work is less than A1, then the edition is 25 prints of the size of the original work (fitted within one of the standard formats available).
The prints are made on Hahnemuhle German Etching paper. This is a 310 gsm, 100% pulp content paper, ph=8.2 – a pdf file of the paper specifications can be found here. This is a velvety smooth paper with a fine surface texture which gives the final print a creamy feeling, especially where there are subtle tones and hues.
The print is signed, it comes with a certificate and the paper contains an embossing seal (something akin to the seal shown on the right).
All works on the site are offered as prints of any of the sizes A3 (297 × 420 mm, 11.7 × 16.5 inch), A2 (420 × 594 mm, 16.5 × 23.4 inch), 75 x 75 cm (29.5 x 29.5 inch), A1 (594 × 841 mm, 23.4 × 33.1 inch), A0 (841 × 1189 mm, 33.1 × 46.8 inch), 100 x 125 cm (39.4 x 49.2 inch) or if the size of the original work does not fit within A3, then the print will match the original size.
The prints are made on acid free, 100% cotton rag, 308 gsm paper. The surface is relatively smooth and the paper offers excellent color depth, detail and sharpness.
The interface of this site with a dedicated ordering page on Atkins Technicolour is still work-in-progress. In the meanwhile, please e-mail Atkins Technicolour directly for pricing and/or to arrange an order.
Shipment: the produced prints are handled and posted by the staff at Atkins and the usual turnaround for Print-On-Demand is about a week. The print can be collected on the spot if you are in Adelaide, otherwise they are shipped both within Australia and internationally. The price of shipment is calculated based on the size and destination.