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Bespoke travel illustrations of Penarth, Wales

Creating a striking statement with two art prints of Penarth, commissioned for a client’s parents.

A special gift for parents - adding to their eclectic art collection

Jo first got in touch looking for a special gift for her parents. She wanted the print to be of a place special to them, and sent me photos of the marina view from their home in Wales to work from.

They loved it so much, they asked for a second piece, this time of a pier.

For the first commission of the Marina, Jo and I felt that a nature-based colour palette would work best as her parents had an eclectic collection of art. She sent me a few pictures of her parents home so that I could get a good feel for the colours in their art and accessories, and I brought in a few of warm oranges and purples to create harmony with what they already had.

For the second print of the Pier, Jo was trying to decide between a colour palette that was mainly reds and oranges, or one that was predominantly blues and purples. Sunsets and twilight settings were the first thoughts that came into my head. I created two colour samples for Jo to choose from, each with a completely different feel.

I used colours from the Marina commission so that the pieces would feel individual yet sit beautifully together with a subtle link between them.

Orange boat close up from Penarth Marina bespoke print.
Illustrated detail of orange, blue and purple boats in Penarth Marina.

"The (marina) print was a Christmas present for my father. It is the view from his balcony. I cannot tell you how delighted he was when he opened it. Nor how easy and inspiring the process was from my end. Cannot recommend South Island Art enough. Thank you so much. Will be back for another commission very shortly.”

– Jo, Surrey, UK

Create your special place

To talk through ideas about a one-of-a-kind print of your special place, just email me: info@southislandart.com