‘Growing Up’ represents aspects of my childhood in the hot, dry country of central Queensland, Australia. I was a shy kid and an avid reader, and I still have a small collection of my tattered old books from childhood. Enid Blyton and Ronald Dahl were two of my favourite authors, and I still love these books, and my kids do too! We always had a huge fruit bowl on the table and my siblings and I would eat all the best fruit, leaving anything bruised or overripe for our parents - I recall thinking Mum must actually like bruised nectarines! Despite the arid gardening conditions, we always had a lovely bush garden, and often this little fluted glass vase would be filled with homegrown flowers and foliage on our dining table. Mum is a great seamstress and we had a lot of fabric in my childhood home - tablecloths, quilting fabric, dressmaking fabric, beautiful napkins and cushions … as a result I have always loved colourful, patterned fabric. I hope that children and young people might connect with the objects in my painting, to feel familiarity with the books and appreciate the beauty in flowers, fruit and fabrics in the way that I do.
We print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308gsm. A heavy-duty matt paper made of 100% cotton rag with a natural white tone and superb black saturation. A subtle fibrous finish and understated colours give photographic and art reproductions alike an organic look and feel.
Our print dimensions are:
(A5) 21 x 14.8 cm | 8.3 x 5.8 in
(A4) 21 x 29.7 cm | 8.3 x 11.7 in
(A3) 29.7 x 42 cm | 11.7 x 16.5 in
(A2) 42 x 59.4 cm | 16.5 x 23.4 in
This is a limited edition print and comes verified with a beautiful certificate of authenticity that is numbered and signed by the artist. This ensures you know exactly which number of the edition you have purchased and makes gifting this artwork even more special.
Our frames are all handmade in the UK and feature a 25mm mount and UV protecting acrylic for longevity and safety.
We currently only ship frames within the UK, so we've made sure each print fits easily into ready-made frames that you can buy from any interiors shop.
Shipping is available worldwide. It is free within the UK (Royal Mail Tracked) and £25 for international orders via express courier (excluding framed artworks).
We use plastic-free packaging for our flat packed artworks (A5 - A3) and artworks shipped in tubes are 95% plastic-free. We are working on becoming complete plastic-free in 2021.
Roughly 1 in 4 people in the United Kingdom are diagnosed with some sort of mental health issue each year, with 50% of mental health problems in adult life (excluding dementia) taking root before the age of 15.
To help fight this, we’ve partnered with the amazing Place2Be Art Room programme. They are a pioneer in early intervention, helping schools understand and identify mental health problems, and use art-making and discussion to support pupils with emotional difficulties.
A percentage of our profits go directly to the programme, helping children learn to cope with the world through art.