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Sunday, 27 April 2008

The Falconry Fair 2008

Hi everyone , just another plug to let you know that I will be at the Falconry fair next weekend 4th and 5th May in Telford. I hope to see you all . Don't forget I will have the two new images released on my stand which will be at GAMEHAWKER by vantage vc ltd.Hopefully I should have a Banner up this year so you can find me easier.I will also have work on show at the Honeybrook stand.All the best see you there.

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

At the Printers

Well yesterday I went up to see my good friends Ian and Eve Heard at Faraway island Giclee.

Ive been working with Ian and Eve for around three or four years now and enjoy my visits to their beautiful farmhouse which overlooks the rolling countryside just outside Tavistock.Driving through the lanes the countryside seems to be coming into full bloom now . The weather had been more like February than April over the last few days but today at least seemed to be shouting spring is in full swing! As I pulled up outside the farm house and started to unload what I needed for the appointment two buzzards Wheeled overhead and a cock Pheasant crowed from a nearby hedgerow. The Cuckoo's will be back soon and last year you could stand here and listen to them down in the valley below.The garden outside the studio where Ian and Eve work was full of birds and I was rewarded with the lovely sight of a pair of Bullfinches feeding on the buds of the apple trees. Ian and Eves background is in illustration, design and print and have been in the business a long time and in the last few years have been working with many artists like me in producing high quality Giclee prints. The one thing that I love about working with Ian is he is also an Artist and seems to understand the way the process works from the Artists point of view, He is a multi talented guy , artist , musician, print maker and writer! Working also with such people means that the artist can be involved all the way through the process from scanning of the artwork right the way through the long proofing process and the final signing of the editions.I decided in the end to go for releasing two images after the poll, "Arctic Visitor", and "Golden eagle and blue Hare" They were level pegging for so long that it was so hard to predict a clear winner. I know that some people will be disappointed that the Peregrine pieces will not be released as yet but I will not rule out that they may be released at a future date. So anyway the process has been started of proofing the two images for print and over the next few day's that will continue until we are happy with the results.

Sunday, 13 April 2008

New online shop is now up and running!!

I'm pleased to say that the online shop is now up and running, so please form an orderly queue, get your wallets and purses out and get spending!
We've aimed to make it as simple to use as possible and so the price you see is the price you pay- there is no postage and packing to add on top for customers in the Uk and Europe.We will send to other destinations, please contact us for postage costs.

I will be meeting with the printers to do the scanning and colour management on the new
giclee(s) tomorrow. The results of the poll were really interesting, and I think we will run another poll later in the year. The only disadvantage of it being that I think that it was maybe possible for people to cast multiple votes and this will obviously have affected the result. So now I'm trying to decide which of the top 2 to go for, or if time and money allow whether to put both into print. Once the decision has been made I'll let you know.

Monday, 7 April 2008

Not much time left to vote

As I'm writing this there are only 3 days left to vote in the poll . So if you haven't done so already please vote to tell me which image you would most like to see available to buy as a print.Two images are currently neck-a-neck so every vote will count. When the poll finishes i will publish the results for you to see, and next week I'll be going to see Ian and Eve to set the wheels in motion to put an image into print in time for the falconery fair- 1st bank hoilday weekend in May. The new print will be available to buy both at the fair and online at my website. The shop pages for which are being built as we speak!


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