Paul Darby

Born in Birmingham, I had a happy childhood, playing in woodlands, living in my imagination. I had creative parents and could draw from an early age. Childhood camping holidays gave birth to a love of travelling and also an obsession with the English coast, the expanses of sea and changing cloud forms.

I went to Art College and for a while my family lived in Kingston Jamaica, where I experienced powerful bright colours in a land of contrast. Back in England, night shifts in a car factory helped support my painting but stifled my spirit. My imagination turned to distant lands. My subsequent journeys to Nepal and Tibet were to profoundly affect myself and on my art. This was followed by a move to Cornwall where I immersed myself in painting the natural landscape.

Ideas and Inspiration

An idea may come from a scrap of paper I’ve saved from a furnishing magazine, or the dew on a blade of grass as I pass a field in the morning. I am constantly sourcing images, taking photographs of the everyday with fresh eyes, or scribbling down ideas which I may use that day or not for another year. My art can be tangible and I hope it is a universal expression of the human spirit.

The learned Lama original

About the originals

These drawings are all sketched on Lokta paper known also as Nepali paper, renown for its durability. Handmade for over 1000 years in the mountains of Nepal from the Lokta bush, it is considered to be the most exquisite and versatile of papers.

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About the prints

All my prints are produced using the state of the art process called Giclee printing.

In this technique, no screen or other mechanical devices are used and therefore there is no visible dot screen pattern.

Such is the delicate nature of the process each print takes over a week to dry. Once dry, each image has all the tonalities and hues of the original painting.

To qualify for the title of a “giclee print” it has to be made on archival quality coated paper, and printed with pigment based archival inks, which are UV stable. This gives the print a life span of up to 200 years if displayed under normal lighting conditions.

All my prints are produced by a Fine Art Trade Guild

Fine Art trade guild Accredited Fine Art Printer and can therefore carry the Guild logo as used on this site.

Each print purchased is signed by the artist, and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

All prints are on A2 Innova soft white cotton 310gsm with a 50 mm border.

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Solitude - wind and ice photo

About the prints

All my prints are produced using the state of the art process called Giclee printing.

In this technique, no screen or other mechanical devices are used and therefore there is no visible dot screen pattern.

Such is the delicate nature of the process each print takes over a week to dry. Once dry, each image has all the tonalities and hues of the original painting.

To qualify for the title of a “giclee print” it has to be made on archival quality coated paper, and printed with pigment based archival inks, which are UV stable. This gives the print a life span of up to 200 years if displayed under normal lighting conditions.

All my prints are produced by a Fine Art Trade Guild

Fine Art trade guild Accredited Fine Art Printer and can therefore carry the Guild logo as used on this site.

Each print purchased will come with a certificate of authenticity, which carries the print makers’ signature, the artist’s signature and the number of the edition

All prints are on A2 Innova soft white cotton 310gsm with a 50 mm border.

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Orders

All orders are subject to availability; however we endeavour to replenish stocks as often as possible.

Copyright

The purchase price of any print or other work of art from this site, does not include the transfer of any reproduction rights to the image you have purchased. This remains the copyright of the artist © Paul Darby. Unlawful reproduction may result in legal action and penalties.

You are free to sell or otherwise transfer any image purchased here but only on the same terms as your original purchase.

Posting and packaging costs

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Shipping

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DELIVERY

Paper prints are usually despatched within 14 working days. Customers will be notified of any delay.

International Shipping

For delivery to destinations outside the UK, please email for a quote.

Refunds and Exchanges

I accept returns provided you contact me within 7 days of receipt to get a return reference and the product is returned undamaged within 14 days in the original packaging (or equivalent).

I will refund the price you paid, but not your return shipping costs, once I have received the item back in my hands and confirmed it is undamaged. I will not refund any customs or import fees that may have been incurred.

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