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Portishead High Street – The Big Kitchen to St Peter’s


Portishead High Street – The Big Kitchen to St Peter’s


Portishead High Street – The Big Kitchen to St Peter’s, Original Silk Painting. Mounted to fit frame 20 x 70 cm.

Portishead High Street was previously known as Mill Street and Duck Street and the water came up as far as the old mill at the beginning of the High Street. Most of the buildings date from the Victorian era.? These days the start of the High Street is about 500m from the water at Portishead Marina. However Portishead High Street does still retain it’s old world charm and I thought it would be fun to do some paintings that highlight the lovely old buildings along with a few modern additions.

My paintings are mainly painted on pure Chinese habotai 8 silk with specialist silk paints. I start each work with a drawing on paper and then trace the image onto a piece of white silk stretched onto a wooden frame. I then apply a special paint called gutta, which contains natural latex called gutta-percha, over my traced lines. This creates a resistive barrier through which the coloured ink will not flow. I apply the coloured ink with a brush and use salt dropped into the ink whilst wet to created textured effects.

The finished painting is removed from the wooden frame, ironed to fix the colour in the fabric and stretched onto acid-free mountboard ready for framing.

You see how my paintings are created here.

The original painting will come mounted to fit a 20 x 70 cm frame. The actual image size is 10 x 60 cm. Framed is not included.

A signed giclee print is printed on fine art 308gsm paper using archival inks and is signed by the artist. It is an open edition so there is no limit to the number of reproductions that can be made. The following sizes are available:

Size Mount Size (frame size required) Actual Image Size
20 x 50 cm 20 x 50 cm 6.5 x 39 cm
Signed Giclee Print (rolled in tube) No mount 9.5 x 57.4 cm

Additional information


Framed Original Silk Painting, Mounted Original Silk Painting, Mounted Signed Giclee Print, Signed Giclee Print (sent rolled in tube)


20 x 70 cm, 20 x 50 cm (actual image 6.5 x 39 cm), 9.5 x 57.4 cm