Author: Leslie Gerry, Richard Ayton and William Daniell
Publisher: Leslie Gerry
About the Book:
An island nation with over 11,000 miles of coastline, a mix of history, wild beauty and picturesque villages. It is made up of varying geographical features, including island, bays, headlands and peninsulas. Britain’s coastline has played an important role in shaping our island’s history. It’s a story of maritime excellence, of trade routes and invasions, of defence, exploration and ship building. I have created 42 views of coastal views, painting and printing digitally, between February 2021 and July 2022. To accompany his images he has used extracts of text by Richard Ayton and William Daniell from their publication of 1814 where they relate to the illustrations.
About the Artist:
Leslie Gerry's principal medium is the artist's book, from which he also produces limited edition prints. He chooses an unfamiliar place, spends 2-3 weeks of discovery, walking around, taking reference photos and sketching.
Once back in the studio, he spends a year painting. He will “cut out” colour shapes with the stylus, arranging them on different layers, creating a collage. The paintings end up as digital files; vector images which can be reduced or enlarged to any size. Therefore there is no scanning, the files are printed directly from the computer onto a mould-made paper, using a flat-bed UV inkjet printer. The resulting prints are then bound together into a beautiful artist's book, that takes the reader through his impression on a new city.
75 Standard copies
19 x 12½ ins (48 x 32cm), 110pp, 42 full colour double-spread illustrations, printed on 190gsm Bockingford mould-made watercolour paper with a 12 colour Epson large format printer using archive inks. Text, 20-point Bembo, printed on 225gsm Zerkall mould-made paper. Quarter-bound in leather and printed cloth in a canvas covered slipcase.
Each book is bound to order, delivery times vary.
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