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Caithness News Bulletins October 2003
Capture more of Caithness at
an exciting new website launched today, Friday 24 October.
Local artist Julian Smith offers a dynamic and engaging internet shop window for a range of high quality prints and original artwork. The prints which featured in his successful summer exhibition can be viewed and purchased with ease on this extremely user-friendly site.
Some of the features are quite novel, for instance an 'In progress' page shows the 'life' of a painting from sketch to finished piece on the easel. This section, like many of the pages will be updated regularly with contemporary works. Visitors can also 'thumb through' a sketchbook, exploring the subjects that drive the artist to create the powerful and compelling canvasses which enthralled audiences at the Swanson Gallery throughout June.
On the site there are three galleries which, over the months and years will grow and evolve but already the range of subjects shown bring a fresh light and perspective to the county. Some of the paintings have links to extracts of the animation show which many viewers found a very emotional experience. All prints, and some originals, as well as 200 signed copies of the unique Artsmith 'moving images' DVD are available through the website. The DVD will make a great Christmas gift and is likely to be heading round the globe as a relaxing reminder of the county.
If you are thinking about prints for Christmas add this web site to your list of favourites and check back from time to time to see if there is picture for your friends and relatives.