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Dartmoor, Steeperton Tor
'Steeperton Tor'

The Presentation Print
and the story of the picture

This print is one of a limited edition of 495. It is a 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 16.5 x 22 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.

  • The print is signed personally by Michael once he is happy with the quality
  • Limited edition prints are numbered.
  • The print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity
  • It is accompanied by the story behind it so you can entertain the friends to whom you show it - see below.
  • The print is flat packed to make it easier for framers. Unless you are outside the UK in which case it is sent in a roll for additional security. Michael normally completes your print and despatches it to you within two working days.

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The Story of the Painting

We live in a very beautiful part of the world. As I write this I can see the distant hills of Dartmoor silhouetted against the low winter sky, and, from our garden, I can look towards the North Cornwall coast where lies Bodmin Moor, and, to the North East, the more gentle folds of Exmoor rise above the morning mist.

Dartmoor is the most spectacular of the three moors with massive Tors reaching high above the marshy valleys. One does not have to stray far from the beaten track to be surrounded in a rugged landscape almost untouched by human influence.

We had been to Steeperton Tor some years ago and I had happy memories of a glorious day walking along the ridge of the hills with far reaching views into the Moor. We had then finished the day warming ourselves in a pub at Belstone on the foothills of the moor.

I returned last winter to capture the scene and walked for many miles taking in the beauty and splendid isolation, only broken by the occasional bleating of the hardy Dartmoor sheep. It was one of those crisp winter days with a cloudless sky so that as dusk approached the air was chilled by the oncoming frost. As the sun slowly dipped behind the hills its rays caught only the highest peaks leaving them capped in a warm glow, whilst I could hear the babbling sounds of the stream in the valley.

Steeperton Tor lies to the south of Okehampton; the marsh at its foot is the spawning ground for the river Taw, which then meanders its way to Barnstaple where its estuary flows into the Bristol Channel.


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 £48 (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 (16.5 x 22 inches approx)

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.

Size considerations:

  • The proportions of width to height remain the same whatever the size so tell us the width of the image and the height will automatically resolve itself.
  • The pictures have a border which varies depending on the size of the image so if the total width (including image and border) is important to you then please let us know and we will confirm the details with you.
If you want the picture cropped please contact us to discuss your requirements


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