The Upfest limited edition print, a record of a moment during the evolution of a piece…

“Bristol…” Print (June 2022) – a matt finish Giclée print on Hahnemühle Fine Art Bamboo. Size is 30x38cm (12x15in)

I never did get around to posting about the June print. Far too much of an artist’s time is spent on a computer posting about the art we make (and yes I do spend a lot of time posting about other people’s art as well via the pages of Organ, I see that bit as a job that someone has to do, if I don’t do it who will? Organ started life back in the last century in my art student days, I feel someone needs to document all these brilliant backstreet art shows that otherwise would go by with no record that they ever happened).

We artists do have to spend way too much time on line pimping out own art and I make no apology for only just getting around to posting about June’s print release  I shall post about July’s tomorrow I promise, I am trying to release one limited edition print every month, it might be a print of a new piece of work or it might be, like the February release was (a print of a daffodil painting from 2011).

The Frbruary 2022 print of a 2011 Daffodil print

The June print release is simple called “Bristol…”, a print of the painting that evolved over two days at Bristol’s Upfest earlier this year – “Bristol…” Print (June 2022) – a matt finish Giclée print on Hahnemühle Fine Art Bamboo. Size is 30x38cm (12x15in) – The piece was painted on big board erected in the park in Bristol, it was a piece that kept on evolving over the two days, the print is from a photograph taken at a point late in the afternoon on the second day. I never considered that I was aiming for a finished piece over the two days, this was always an evolving piece of work and if there had been a third day the leaves and the layers would have kept on growing while the original leaves were lost underneath it all. That is how street art works, that is how leaves grow, nothing is ever “finished” or “completed”, nothing is permanent, nothing should ever be permanent, this print is a record of a moment it time during the life of a piece of work that happened over two days and a brilliant weekend at Upfest in Bristol

The “Bristol…” print is on sale here

The print is a limited signed/numbered edition of 25. a matt finish Giclée print on  rather beautiful Hahnemühle Fine Art Bamboo. Size is 30x38cm (12x15in).   “Bamboo is the world’s first digital fine art inkjet paper made from bamboo fibres. Especially suitable for warm-toned colour and monochrome prints, Bamboo really highlights the sensuality of images. 290 gsm, 90% bamboo fibre, 10% cotton, natural white, matt finish”. Really pleased with the quality of these prints, we spent ages finding the right place, nothing worse that a cheaply made print. I bought a print of a really exciting painting a month to two back on line, the painting was excellent, the print quality was cheap and nasty, the print is still in the tube, thrown in disappointment into the corner of the studio. I think I can safely say the quality of these prints will not disappoint.     

More about the prints

All the recent prints currently on sale can be found via the Cultivate Gallery on-line shop

Upfest 2022: Further reading…

The evolution of the Upfest piece, two days of painting in a park in Bristol…

I did, for what it all be worth, write a fairly lengthy piece for Organ about last week’s Upfest and the taking part in said festival…

Upfest 2022, Bristol


“With That In Mind” – [print version) April 2022