The Product: Irish landscape print Sea Lavender
The Sea Lavender Irish landscape print, reproduced from an original in the artist’s ‘Tradlands’ series of works, found its origins within the grounds of Northern Irish National Trust property Castleward. The vista selected by the artist takes in the shores of Strangford Lough, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Gorse bushes are depicted in bloom, overlaid with the lilac-hued, late summer haze of Devil’s-Bit Scabious and framed against a backdrop of sugar kelp seaweed.
Emerging artist Emma Tweedie works between rural Northern Ireland, where she grew up and her south-west London studio. Emma creates semi-autobiographical and abstracted works that channel her responses to nature and its calming effects. The finished results feel contemporary and dynamic but firmly rooted in and inspired by the natural landscapes, seascapes and townscapes of her native homeland. Her colour palettes also reflect those she finds in nature such as lichen green, moody blues and turf browns.
Many of Emma’s original works are created from mixed media with a sustainable focus. Emma prioritises water-based and non-toxic ingredients. She is also interested in textiles and is a keen ‘up-cycler’. Hence, she tries to use secondhand materials wherever possible in her paintings and collages. These might include old newspaper, packaging materials, vintage fabrics such as Irish linen and even used coffee cups. She is also inventive with her ‘artist’s toolkit’, employing an eclectic variety of materials and techniques to achieve the desired result. Such items as pine cones, bracken, sticks, homemade brushes, textiles and clay paint number amongst the materials she has used to bring her original artworks to life. View other prints from the Emma Tweedie Irish landscape art collection here.
This Irish landscape print is available framed in the Lichen green frame as shown or alternatively, unframed. If framing yourself, we’d suggest a slim, bespoke, box frame with a wide, white card mount to allow the print to take centre stage. Ensure the print stands out further by teaming white walls with a white frame, perhaps with subtly visible wood grain for texture, so the frame and surround effectively ‘disappear’. Alternatively, a pale wooden frame would compliment the warmer ochre tones in the print. Framed prints, especially those with a generous white mount, will always ‘leap out’ from darker backdrops to greater dramatic effect.
The Sea Lavender Irish landscape print unframed measures 30cm x 30cm and comes carefully rolled in a cardboard tube, ready for framing. The Lichen-green framed version will be sent carefully boxed. The artwork is printed on 310gsm Elegance Velvet Platinum Edition fine art paper, which has a soft fine handle. Made from 100% cotton rag, the paper is acid-free and certified for archival quality.
**PLEASE NOTE THIS PRODUCT IS PRINTED TO ORDER**
Please allow 5-7 days from placing your order for printing, prior to despatch. The bespoke framed version of the print will be despatched within 3 weeks. Normal delivery windows will apply thereafter.