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Wish You Were Here

Jon Raffe Posted by Jon Raffe25th Sep 08

Wish You Were Here

Ben The Illustrator wades his way back onto the TC shore with a new range of art prints entitled ‘Wish You Were Here‘. It’s a set of fifteen 13″ x 19″ giclee prints which has been the labour of love for Ben and his wife Fi for many months now. We thought about summing them up ourself but we thought to ourselves… why not get Ben to do it for us? So we did!

“So, Fi and I have been working on bringing this range of prints together for a long time now, really focusing on what goes in it, developing the variety, providing something for everyone and giving me all the time I need to get the artwork perfect. Fi (my wife, business partner and inspiration) is an interior design addict, and we’ve approached this set different to art prints we’ve done before, by creating prints that will appeal to different people, with different homes, different colour schemes and different styles. It was a really great way to work, a little more of a professional approach than a creative approach, more considered design than pure art. We’re really proud to have a set that is already being relished by design-conscious families as well, something for parents and children to enjoy in their homes.

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The ‘Happy Together’ print

For me personally, creating these landscape-based art prints, is always an enjoyable exercise in taking my inspiration and excitement from nature, travels and our environment and putting it into artwork. In this series there are pieces which have direct links to my own interests in the outside world, ‘There Will Always Be’ is simply straight from the Cornish coast, where we live, anytime of day we can get down to the beach and the waves are there, moving back and forth, guaranteed; ‘There Was Magic, Then…’ is the Lake District views’ epic inspiration and ‘Happy Together’ popped into my head while we were watching ‘Pacific Abyss’ on TV! (If we’re not out in nature, we’ll find some on TV). We have ideas to take our ‘Wish You Were Here!’ project further, hopefully into illustrated homewares, so stay tuned for all that, ‘Ben the Illustrator Teapots’ pouring into a mug near you soon.”

You can buy the prints now at the Wish You Were Here shop. Should brighten up even the dreariest of houses!