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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 14 x 21 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
This is the last remaining sea going paddle steamer. She used to ply the Clyde and is still based in Glasgow. She sails round the country annually - taking people on boat trips so people in every part of Great Britain think of her as their 'local' paddle steamer.
She is a steam engine - but the steam is now raised by burning oil rather than coal, and there are glass windows on board through which you can see the paddle wheels turning. The funnels in the picture are painted at a slight angle to one another. This was because her deck plates were buckled. They have now been refurbished so when you see her the funnels will be parallel!
During the Festival of the Sea Michael and family sailed on Balmoral (another ship run by the same shipping line). The journey across the Bristol Channel was rough and a real "vomit trip". On the way back they transferred to the Waveney. Her huge wheels act as stabilisers, and her great, broad decks are wonderful for promenading; there was hardly any rolling, a really steady trip.
The town behind is Ilfracombe. The pier was Victorian - and ugly. It has now been replaced by a much smarter and smaller pier. On the right is Lantern Hill, on which there used to be a chapel and a light to guide boats into the haven.
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.
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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.
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