A few items available to purchase from me directly. From giclee prints of my original work to my self published books, along with the odd exclusive item. Check back regularly to see what’s new!
Signed Copy of The Lighthouse Keeper’s Christmas
A fantastic gift or stocking filler for any Lighthouse Keeper fans. Mr and Mrs Grinling, along with all your usual favourite characters celebrate a ‘proper’ Christmas with presents AND snow! Signed by the author Ronda Armitage and illustrator David Armitage. Price includes postage and packaging within the UK. Please order before 16 December for Christmas delivery.
Pacific Icon – Giclee Print – 52 x 42 cm
A high quality giclee print of one of my large abstract canvases. The stunning range of blue hues in this painting make it a very popular piece, and it was featured on the cover of Magnet Magazine in 2017 for their 30th anniversary edition. The original canvas is 2 meters high and was inspired by my Tazmanian roots as well as my years living in Aotearoa New Zealand. The print however is a much more practical size for a domestic setting and is a stunning piece in it’s own right. Other sizes are available, contact me for details. Price includes postage and packaging. Prints are made to order, please allow 21 days for delivery.
Endurance – Giclee Print A3
A high quality A3 size giclee print (297 x 420cm) of my original artwork titled Endurance. Named after the famous ship of Shackleton’s fateful arctic expedition, this painting utilises a sparse composition and cold colours to evoke the classic image of the famous ship; it’s mast protruding resolutely from the ice as the ship is slowly engulfed. Despite the tragedy all 27 of the crew survived. Other sizes are available, contact me for details. Price includes postage and packaging. Prints are made to order, please allow 21 days for delivery.
River Bend – Giclee Print A4
A high quality A4 size giclee print (210x297cm) of the painting River Bend, from Earthwatch – a series of semi-abstract paintings exploring natural landscapes in an unconventional manner. Dramatic colours evoke the beauty of nature, whilst also highlighting the precarious state of the natural world due to the potentially catastrophic effects of climate change. Other images and sizes are available, contact me for details. Price includes postage and packaging. Prints are made to order, please allow 21 days for delivery.
Die Schone Mullerin Book
The third and final book in this series completes the trilogy of illustrated books. Die Schone Mullerin – or The Beautiful Maid of the Mill – was the first of Schubert’s song cycles, set to the poems of Wilhelm Muller. This 40 page book contains full page spreads of my illustrative paintings inspired by Schubert’s music with the poems translated into English by Celia Sgroi. A wonderful art book for children and adults alike, it also makes a lovely gift. Price includes postage and packaging. For more information on this and the other book illustrations you can read my blog posts under the heading ‘illustration’.
In 2016 I was inspired to create these illustrations by the wonderful imagery contained in Winterreise. This timeless song cycle for voice and piano, composed by Franz Schubert, was published in 1828. It consists of a setting of 24 poems by Wilhelm Muller. I produced a set of illustrations which are presented alongside Muller’s words, translated into English by Celia Sgroi. The result is this paperback book printed in digital high resolution, which has already sold many copies and won praise from art lovers and classical music buffs alike. Price includes postage and packaging within the UK.
Schwanengesang – Swan Song Book
Following on from my Winterreise book this collection of illustrations is set to Schubert’s final collection of songs. Schwanengesang has less of a continuous narrative, but the theme running through the poems and the music is that of deep yearning and melancholy. The paintings are a response to this music and the compelling imagery it evokes. 32 page paperback book, printed in high resolution digital print. Price includes postage to the UK.
“Something is missing. I know full well –
my love is missing, my true heart,
and when I look at the stars
my eyes constantly overflow.”