Canvas Print HMS Belfast.
£241.00 – £926.00
HMS Belfast, a Second World War Royal Navy warship moored near Tower Bridge, photographed from a kayak. This print was exhibited as part of the River Within – London exhibition.
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15% donation to the Westminster Boating Base charity with every print purchased
During the Coronavirus lockdown, the Westminster Boating Base, a children’s charity in London, is closed and has no income. To help the WBB survive this period of hibernation, I am donating 15% of all print sales to The Westminster Boating Base.
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HMS Belfast is moored near Tower Bridge on the south side of the River Thames. She was a Second World War Royal Navy warship and fired some of the first shots at the D-Day landings.
To get this photograph I had to plan my kayaking trip so that the tide was coming in and the water was therefore flowing towards me, carrying me away from the bow of the ship and not towards it, so as to avoid being swept beneath it. It took me a number of attempts to line the boat and camera exactly as I wanted them as the constantly moving water and the wind were turning the kayak round and pushing me away from the ship.
This image was exhibited at the Riverside Gallery in Richmond-Upon-Thames as a large canvas print. The River Within – London exhibition
About the prints
These canvas prints are made by a professional lab using 12 colour UV inks printed onto 100% cotton artists canvas. The museum-quality artist’s stretcher bars, which form the frame of the print, are made using European kiln-dried knotless pine, which is extremely hard wearing and not susceptible to warping like cheaper woods are prone to do. Each bar features a rounded back edge, designed to ensure that the canvas is always kept a full ½” (13mm) above the stretcher bar to ensure that there can be no ghost impressions on the canvas. These stretcher bars also incorporate ‘wedges’ which are placed in each corner and allow the canvas to be stretched extremely tightly over the frame. It also allows the canvas to be restretched at a later date, which is particularly important for the larger size canvas prints.
So this means that these prints will not fade or sag like many cheaper canvas prints often do. If you don’t hang your print in direct sunlight or in a damp place such as a bathroom, it will last for many years.
15% of every print sold will be donated to the Westminster Boating Base
As a result of Covid 19, the Westminster Boating Base, which is a children’s charity based in central London, has been forced to close 🙁 and their income streams have stopped. If the Westminster Boating Base charity is to survive and continue working within the community, emergency funds to cover fixed costs are needed to see it through this hibernation period.
So for every print purchased from this website (canvas and art prints) while the Coronavirus lockdown continues in the UK, I will dontae 15% of every purchase to the Westminster Boating Base to help it survive, until it can get up and running again.
The Westminster Boating Base is a charity which gives children and young adults the opportunity to learn to sail and kayak on the central London River Thames, at Pimlico, for just £15 per year! The WBB does a lot of work with disadvantaged children and local schools. But that’s not all, they offer very low fee sessions for the over fifties and sessions for adults too. Everyone over the age of ten can learn to sail, paddle or drive power boats. It’s great for developing water based skills, fitness, teamwork and strong friendships. All sessions are ran by qualified instructors.
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