Michael Atkin Printmaker,

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B is for Beach Huts  

Beach Huts

Engraving & lino blocks

200 x 300 mm

26 copies

Hahnemuhle etching 140Lbs Not

  The beach huts are a familiar sight on the both the North & South Bay here in Scarborough. All are for rent from the Council on either a daily, weekly or season rate. Brightly painted thay stand out and create lovely shadows as the sun plays upon them.

  I love seeing the various personalised huts often with posters, decorative curtains, some with sign especially made to personalise them. Portable and disposal  barbeques often with burgers and hot dogs can be smelt from several hundred yards away, deckchairs and foldable chairs, tables, lamps, all manner of things. Young and old there seems to be a microcosme of humanity who frequent them.

    In my picture the huts are all closed, the bright colours one after the next with two abandonned deckchiars poised to welcome the sun and visitors, dream of cups of tea and coffee and perhaps the odd ice cream.

Alternative Title:

'Gone for Ice Creams'

Price unframed £185.00

This limited edition book will only be printed and bound in 26 copies. In addition each image will be available as a limited edition print of 26 copies. 4 wood engravings, 24 etchings, 2 engravings, 1 large lino print.

The book when bound will be approximately 41 x 27.5 cms in size. Each page is hand printed onto an A2 sized piece of paper which is then folded in half. 1st page has the Title of the page; 'A is for Art Gallery', page 2 is printed with the text about the subject, Page 3 is the image and Page 4 is blank, leading to the next set of pages.

Smith Settle of Yeadon, Nr Leeds, expert bookbinders have been commissioned to bind the completed book. 1/4 leather spine with gold blocking, coloured headbands, indented title to front cover. Specially designed end papers to compliment the book. The whole housed in a matching solander box.