As a trained architect, creating architectural prints comes as second nature. How the different periods of architecture defined by changes in technologies and society fascinates me. For this series I focused on the early 20th century. finally in the spring of 2020 I completed a project of a collection of three prints that depicts three outstanding examples of Modernist and Art Deco architecture in the South Coast of England. They are from a period when new ideas and technologies sprung and shaped a new World.
Architectural Panoramic Prints
I am most interested to portray these buildings in their surroundings, in this case, next to the sea, by a promenade walk or in proximity to the imposing chalk cliffs of the South coast.
The process of creation one of my prints starts with site visits to familiarise with the building and the views, parallel to this process I carry out a research of the architects and period. I work from my own photographs, from which I create line ink drawings. Later I scan these drawings and I add colour digitally. Finally I print them on art paper using archival inks, issued as limited edition art prints.
Three prints: A triptych of Modernist and Art Deco Panoramic Prints
First print feature building: Embassy Court.
Print name: ‘Morning Walk Sea Promenade Brighton and Hove Pebble Beach’
I moved to Brighton in 2004 and I often visit the Hove Lawns. This is a place where the town meets with good old fashion promenading habits.
Second print feature building: Saltdean Lido
Print name: ‘Morning Swim Saltdean Lido by the Sea’
The architect R.W.H. Jones designed the Saltdean Lido in Art Deco style. English Heritage has it listed as Grade II*. I am passionate about swimming and drawing, combining both gives me great joy. My panoramic shows the Lido, Saldean Town and the cliffs by the sea.
Third print feature building: De la Warr Pavilion
Print name: ‘ De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill on Sea Pebble Beach’
De la Warr Pavilion is known as the first modernist building in Britain, it was designed by the architects Erich Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff.