Original Gyotaku monoprint Gyo = Fish, Taku = rubbing or impression in Japanese.
Hand printed and hand painted onto handmade paper using a real fish. Using fish from Stevenson’s of Newlyn, local fishermen from Mevagissey or the Helford River. The papers are bright and colourful. I give the colours food associated names. Wrasse on lemon, on raspberry, on oyster, on lime, on redcurrant etc. Every piece is hand printed using acrylic paint and then fins, eyes and highlights are painted using gouache. Each Gyotaku is a unique, original artwork.
If you have special place that is important to you or your family and are interested in buying a painting of this place then send your request with a sample jpeg photograph to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terms & conditions
The photograph should be of a clear, in focus and be usable quality. Preferably a digital photograph or scanned and digitised traditional colour photograph.
Colour photographs only
The photograph must have been taken by yourself, a member of your family or close friend and not be downloaded from the internet.
Permission must be granted for the use of the image by the owner/collector/photographer.
The photograph should be of the landscape/seascape etc. that has no people in the image. (I am not a portrait artist and would prefer scenes).
A 10% rejection fee will be charged if on the completion of the commission the there is a change of heart over the purchase of the painting where there is no clear evidence that the painting is different from the accepted style and standard of the artist.