Currently, I have limited edition Giclée prints available, from my original large format gouache watercolour painting of a Mayfly (ephemera danica). From a fly fisheman's point of view, in Ireland, the Mayfly is one of the most important insects to appear during the trout fishing season. Having missed almost the entire part of the Mayfly season in 2020, I decided to have a go at painting a Mayfly, resulting in the painting shown below

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Mayfly Print Framed

Mayfly Print Mounted

Mayfly Print Provenance

Mayfly Print Scale

Framed Mayfly Prints are sold for collection only. Please call to arrange after checking out

Mayfly Print Framed - €150 each





Each large format print is framed, ready to hang, in a natural wooden frame, finished in walnut with a gold insert or supplied mounted only. The outside dimensions of the framed print are 22.5" x 18.5" (572 x 470mm) and the mounted print size is 20" x 16" (508 x 406mm). A mounted-only print will fit directly in an off-the-shelf 20" x 16" frame

Giclée prints are the choice of artists, when having prints of their fine art produced. The word Giclée (“g-clay”), is derived from the French verb gicler meaning “to squirt or spray”. The Giclée printing process involves squirting or spraying microscopic dots of pigment-based ink from an inkjet printer onto high quality art paper or canvas. The image is colour corrected to attain the closest possible match to the original work. This ensures the image has all the tonalities and hues of the original painting and the combination of the pigment inks and paper used in the Giclée process, ensure that prints will not fade for many decades thereafter

These limited edition Giclée prints are printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag® 308 gsm 100% cotton white paper, which is one of the world’s most popular papers and the valued all-rounder for high-quality fine art inkjet printing. The white cotton artist’s paper, with its characteristic, wonderfully soft feel, boasts a lightly defined felt structure, lending each artwork a three-dimensional appearance and impressive pictorial depth. Combined with the matt premium inkjet coating, this paper produces outstanding prints that feature brilliant colours, deep blacks, striking contrasts and perfect reproduction of detail. This acid- and lignin-free classic meets the most exacting requirements for age resistance and is specially designed for fine art applications
Each of the 150 limited edition Giclée prints is embossed with a seal, detailing the print name, print number, artist’s signature and date and a signed descriptive provenance label is attached to the rear of the frame or supplied separate for a mounted-only print. In addition, your invoice copy will also be embossed and signed, giving you unique provenance to your print

The Mayfly prints on offer have recently gained great recognition from professional entomologists. I found out at the end of November, that an International Committee of Entomologists had nominated the mayfly, ephemera danica, as the insect of the year for 2021

I contacted the head of the committee, Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmitt, to pass on my appreciation and let him know about the cultural importance of the mayfly to Ireland, and at the same time told him that I'd painted a mayfly earlier in the year, to mark a mayfly fishing season missed, due to the restrictions of Covid-19. Thomas was interested to see the painting and I sent the image above. After a few exchanges of very nice emails, the end result is that they wished to display my art in the reception at Senckenberg German Entomological Institute in Muencheberg, east of Berlin, for the whole of 2021, giving reference to myself, and they will archive lthe imited edition print at the end of 2021.

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