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  • Professionally printed (Fine Art Trade Guild approved printer)
  • 315gsm Cold Press Watercolour Paper
  • 12 colour giclée print
  • UV (pigment based) inks containing enhanced light stabilisers
  • 100+ year colour guarantee
  • Museum quality process and materials
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  • Professionally printed (Fine Art Trade Guild approved printer)
  • 400gsm artist-grade cotton canvas
  • 12 colour giclée print
  • UV (pigment based) inks containing enhanced light stabilisers
  • 100+ year colour guarantee
  • Clear matte protective varnish
  • Museum quality process and materials
  • Hand-stretched onto top quality pine stretcher bars
  • Neatly finished with framers tape on the back
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A top quality, rolled canvas print – perfect for stretching or framing yourself. All prints have been specially designed to fit standard size wooden stretcher bars. We allow for full gallery wrap on 38mm stretcher bars: the image continues around the sides for a seamless look, rather than being mirrored which is the usual practice. You can frame it behind glass in a standard size frame or have it professionally stretched onto wooden stretcher bars to create a ready-to-hang canvas. Or, if you fancy a bit of DIY, you can stretch your own! Here’s a suggested frame suppliers in the UK - canvasandstretcherbars.co.uk
  • Professionally printed (Fine Art Trade Guild approved printer)
  • 400gsm artist-grade cotton canvas
  • 12 colour giclée print
  • UV (pigment based) inks containing enhanced light stabilisers
  • 100+ year colour guarantee
  • Museum quality process and materials

Corfu Church

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Corfu Church is an original mixed-media collage painting created on a vintage postcard. Each altered postcard is completely unique and is a small piece of history as well as a contemporary work of art.

I love to seek out vintage postcards – especially those which have been mailed from travellers in Greece and the Mediterranean many years ago. They tell the stories of early continental tourists and their impressions of Greece and the islands of yesteryear. Some cards, which date back to the early 1960’s are so poignant I can hardly bear to re-purpose them.

The handwritten side of the postcard forms the base for my artwork, which is variously hand drawn, collaged, transfer printed and painted with acrylic and inks before being thoroughly sealed with protective clear medium. Glimpses of the original text remain readable – other parts are obscured to make way for the painting. Some cards even have clearly visible postmarks and date stamps.

Corfu Church combines one of my sketchbook line drawings with a vintage postcard of Corfu – the photographic image on the reverse is a classic shot of Pontokonissi – Mouse Island – in Corfu.  After collaging the drawing onto the card, I have worked into it with artist’s quality acrylic paints and inks.

Each original Vintage Postcard Painting measures approximately 14 x 10cm ( 5.75 x 4″)

Your vintage postcard art will arrive carefully mounted in a white aperture mount.The back of the aperture has been left open so you can see the photographic side of the postcard.

The mount supplied with the painting is designed to fit a standard size 24cm x 18cm frame which is a lovely size frame in which to display the artwork.

Altered postcards make very distinctive original paintings which display well individually. They can also be hung as part of a collection of Greek/Mediterranean mail art. I often add newly completed postcards here so keep an eye out for new work to add to your collection.

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All original artwork is protectively packaged and carefully wrapped, then sent with tracking from either the UK or Greece. You will be notified by email when the parcel ships. Delivery normally takes around 1-2 weeks.

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