Washington green New Releases

April 16, 2015 on 10:31 pm | In Brochures, Washington Green Fine Art | No Comments

Washington Green’s – Spring 2015 – Fine Art Collector magazine, released in March 2015 and showcasing their latest limited edition releases.

Click the image below to view the Digital brochure that accompanied the Spring 2015 releases:

Fine Art Collector Spring 2015

Artist Craig Davison, continuing to capture childhood imaginations!

August 7, 2013 on 1:04 pm | In Cartoons, Craig Davison, Figurative Art, Washington Green Fine Art | No Comments

Artist Craig Davison is able to capture the imagination of every child within us with his limited edition artwork…question is, how does he do this?

On one level he paints children and judging by their clothes (e.g. bell bottoms) they are 1970s children & this fits in with Craig’s childhood era, having been born in 1965; so visually we are drawn to thoughts of our own adventure filled younger years as we are looking at children.

‘Whooooooooow!’ a limited edition produced on both
canvas board & box canvas editions

But there us something more than this within the art which makes you connect more deeply with it, once you notice the 2nd characters within the background shadows, on the beige. It is that part of you that in the school play ground could, with the drop of a hat, turn on your dreamer mode and imagine you where some magnificent character…when’s the last time you used that ability? Instantly I think of the cartoon character Mr. Benn from the 1970s, google it!

Iconic 1970s/80s cartoon character Mr. Benn

In ‘Whooooooooow!’ the boy is peddling at speed on his chopper bike imaging he is a brave knight riding into battle or a joust. Now tell me, who didn’t imagine there push bike was some amazing motor bike, or a horse or something else?.

Taking a moment looking at ‘Guns of the Magnificent Seven’ – A recurring theme for Craig is the Magnificent Seven series of Westerns, this one paying homage to the 3rd in the series from 1969, featuring the legendary Yul Brynner. In this delightful painting one can image two rival gang innocently squaring off in the playground or in the forest or defending their secret base against some imagined enemy. These young guys managed to save the world and get home for tea time!

‘Guns of the Magnificent Seven’ a limited edition
produced on both canvas board & box canvas editions

It seems plausible that Craig Davison would have kept his childlike imagination alive as his work background meant he was both a cartoonist for such greats as ‘The Shoe People’ & ‘Huxley pig’ And later a 3d animator & designer for computer games including ‘The Hulk’ & ‘Johnny Bazookatone.’ In fact Craig your prints and artwork show me that your imagination must be at a ‘cartoonish’ level now!

thank you


View & buy from Craig’s limited edition art collection
His Publisher produced biography
Craig Davison’s Facebook page
Watch an episode of Mr. Benn

Lawrence Coulson, the UK’s perennial favourite landscape artist

August 6, 2013 on 3:26 pm | In Landscape Art, Lawrence Coulson, Washington Green Fine Art | 1 Comment

Lawrence Coulson has been the UK’s perennial favourite landscape artist for more years than I care to remember & since 1999/2000 he has been in continuous published format.

Being published continuously for 14 years is an achievement few artists reach, very often falling out of vogue but Coulson’s art has that certain je nais se qu that not only keeps his work fresh & vibrant but also makes his new releases highly anticipated.

‘Majesty And Mist’ limited edition on paper

Looking to next month, we usually see a range of new releases by his publisher Washington Green Fine Art and we are hoping Lawrence will be amongst them, with wondrous new landscapes to showcase!

I was impressed with his series of limited edition released way back In February this year: ‘August,’ ‘Come With Me,’ ‘Estuary Silence,’ ‘Majesty And Mist,’ ‘Shoreline Dreams,’ ‘You Are So Much More’ – they where spectacular. They highlighted the diversity of colours he is able to work with and also the printing mediums his limited edition prints ‘work’ on. (some published on paper and some onto canvas board)

‘Come With Me’ limited edition on canvas board

Just to focus on the above image for a few moments, we can see why Coulson carries so much artistic magic in his hands. The warm ever changing colour of the glowing evening sunset set against the deep blue sea & in the foreground, leading up to the edge of the hill, we have grasses gently moving with the breeze, leading up to the majestic trees sitting silently and overlooking the horizon. Is this an English taste of paradise?

Recent photograph of the artist from his facebook page in March 2013,
yes even artists have to clear snow!

Thank you


150+ Lawrence Coulson artworks for sale
Washington Green Fine Art (his publisher)
Lawrence Coulson’s Facebook page

Artist Peter Smith – Teaser artwork for upcoming New Releases?

August 6, 2013 on 2:37 pm | In Facebook, Naive Art, Peter Smith, Washington Green Fine Art | No Comments

Thanks to some of our followers for sending us this news, favourite UK artist Peter Smith is experimenting with new ideas for his forthcoming series of limited editions:

from Peter’s facebook:
‘Some more training I did in the background whilst creating the latest
Impossimals. This time for metal, water and shines.’

The picture added yesterday shows the artist perfecting his painting of metallic, watery and shinny surfaces and I think he is doing rather well!

September usually sees a major phase of releases by the two dominant UK publishing houses for high street art: Washing Green Fine Art & Demontfort Fine Art and we hope to see, as usual, something new and creative from Peter next month.

For me his most memorable change of direction was his ‘Lost Impossimals’ collection in February 2012 that saw Peter display Dinosaur-esque and hybrid type fanciful characters (his Impossimal characters crossed with animals) in a series of six limited edition prints and it proved a major hit!

‘Lesser Spotted Neapolitan Knickerbocker Glory’
from the ‘Lost Impossimals’ collection

We are very excited and wonder in what way his lovable characters will appear in his upcoming limited edition releases, all we know is they should have a good splashing of: water, metal & shiny surfaces!…Peter you don’t give much away!

thank you


The Lost Impossimals collection
Demontfort Fine Art
Peter Smith on Facebook

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