Not only do I create and sell original artwork, but I also produce giclée prints of my originals.
But what is a giclée print?
“Giclée is a digital printing process in which an inkjet printer is used to produce a high-quality art print”
Giclée stems from the French word, ‘to squirt’. It is pronounced as ‘zeeh-clay’ and the terms was first coined by the print maker, Jack Duganne in the early 1900’s. Typically, the terms encapsulated the process of artwork reproductions and photography printing. However, to put it simply, the process involves an inkjet printer ‘squirting’ microscopic droplets of pigment ink onto an archival quality paper or canvas. It’s well thought in the art industry that giclée printing is the highest form of art reproduction available.
St Cuthberts Giclée Paper
For all of my giclée prints I use the finest archival quality papers to ensure my fine art prints will last for many, many years (with the correct storage). My paper of choice is the St Cuthberts Mill Somerset Enhanced Velvet 330gsm paper. This surface provides a wonderful matt finish with some beautiful but delicate texture to it which truly adds to the finished print. The paper is made from 100% cotton with an elegant feel. With the paper being completely acid free and designed to be archival, it is guaranteed to last hundreds of years without discolouring or fading. I would recommend framing my giclée prints behind glass and ensuring they are displayed out of direct sunlight to ensure that you can have the maximum enjoyment from my work.
Giclée Prints for Sale
Giclée prints are available of most of my paintings and are offered in different sizes. Some prints do include mounts, so they are ready for framing. Additionally, some prints can be provided ready framed for you, such as this wonderful Stag in the winter.
‘The Stag in Winter’ is part of a limited-edition giclée print run of just 195 prints. Each print is provided with a Certificate of Authenticity and prints are numbered in pencil. This magnificent but majestic creature is demonstrating his dominance across the winter landscape! The original painting was created using just three watercolours; the primary colours. All of the exquisite whites of the snow are carefully painted around and filled with gentle shading. Furthermore, the base colour of the watercolour paper is used to demonstrate this winter scene.
When ordering my giclée prints, please check the options available in relation to sizes and framing options through my online shop. However, if you can’t find exactly what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be more than happy to help.
If you’re still looking for the ideal Christmas gift for a loved one, all of my giclée prints can be ordered and received in time for Christmas too!