We are beginning a new edition of Giclée prints available to buy at an easier price. These prints are high quality scans of original paintings, printed on Somerset Velvet, a high quality 100% cotton paper, which looks and feels like the watercolour paper the originals are painted on.
“The limited edition print is a collaboration between artist and printmaker (as it has always been), the artist is the creative input and the printmaker the craftsman/technician.The printmaker has to be chamaelon like and take on the sensibilities of each artist who walks through the door, I would like to think that over the years many artists and I have developed that ability to understand one another. It is all to easy to take a photo and bash it out, but it really shows when an image has been tuned and retains its sparkle and original allure. That requires understanding and time.” Patrick Morely, printer.
Lydia Corbett met Picasso in the small, southern town of Vallauris.
"It was a wonderful experience which changed my life."
In 3 months, Picasso painted about 40 paintings of ‘Sylvette’ (as she was then called). Her father encouraged Lydia to paint, and although driven to create, it wasn’t until she was 45 and living at Dartington Hall with 3 children that she began to paint in earnest.