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The Presentation Print
This print is an open edition giclee print on museum quality paper with a slightly structured soft-textured surface as in a traditional fine art paper. The paper is acid free with a weight of 315gsm.
The normal print size is approximately 16 x 21.5 inches, but, as this is a bespoke piece of art, the artist can produce it for you at a smaller size so that it can hang in that ideal position in your house or will be the best size for a gift.
A bespoke picture can have your loggo, or wording placed on it, a superb solution for a presentation gift.
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The Story of the Painting
The scene is painted in Stratton, near Bude. In the past Stratton used to be the main centre - but Bude has now outgrown it. One of the cottages in the painting used to be owned by the local tanner who worked from home, so the smell must have been interesting!
Painting this was difficult as there is now a modern bridge which does not suit the scene and could not be included. As the pavement had a poor view the only place to get the correct view was in the middle of the road! It took two weeks to paint the picture and Michael stood there with his golden retriever, Bramble, for the whole time.
The road is a busy one, and people became more interested the more the painting developed. Cars, lorries and passers-by all stopped to see the latest development and have a chat.
A few weeks later Michael was talking to a local policeman and said he had been painting in Stratton. The policeman immediately said "so you were the bloody idiot who caused all the traffic jams"
Michael had to confess he was!
If you are not delighted with the print post it back to us and we will refund your complete outlay with no questions asked. If the print is damaged in transit then contact us and we will replace it.
Michael's Limited edition works of art tend to sell out and we regularly get people searching for sold out prints so ensure you order your print before it sells out.
To purchase this unique print with a Certificate of Authenticity, made personally for you and signed by the artist, with the story behind the print at the affordable price of £44 (plus postage and packing) click one of the options below.
Purchase on the web with secure payment:
Click on 'Add to Basket' to buy the standard size print
Purchase a picture with your inscription at a size you choose
Email us with the name of the picture, your inscription and any larger or smaller size you want. Any inscription you choose will be shown in the bottom border along with Michael's signature and any limited edition number.
We will email you back to confirm the details, and ensure there is no confusion. We will also ask for the delivery address and send details of secure payment.
Michael needs you to tell him the horizontal width excluding the border. But when deciding on the size read the note below.
©2007 The art of Michael Lees