NEW The Lunar Swans of Lancaster
Latest artwork: The Lunar Swans of Lancaster - Sandy Gardner Limited Edition Prints
Local Lancastrian's can arrange collection from The Music Spot in Lancaster.
I live in Lancaster, not far from the canal. For many moons I have studied our beautiful beloved canal swans, gliding along the waters, enchanting us with their beauty and personality. Each year the bonded pair nest in a similar place, we delight as they introduce us to their new batch of beautiful cygnets. I am deeply saddened by recent reports related to the health of our majestic birds.
This artwork features two adult mute swans. These swans rule the heavens, their egg is the moon.
Six cygnets fly below them, soaring over the River Lune, through the moonlit skies to their next destination in the astral plane.
Within the Lancaster city skyline you will see: Ashton Memorial (shining Blue to highlight the importance of looking after our own and others' mental health), there is a memorial blue heart below the building. The Butterfly House (glowing blue & yellow for Down Syndrome Awareness), Moor Lane Mill (rainbow colours symbolising inclusivity, diversity and support for NHS workers), Lancaster Castle Gate & Keep, Lancaster Priory, the Judge's Lodges, Standfast and Barracks clock tower (glowing in pink and blue for baby loss awareness), Town Hall Clock Tower, Museum Clock Tower (all clocks strike 11am to mark Remembrance Day: 11th hour, November 11th), Lancaster Cathedral, Penny's Hospital Gateway, The Millennium Bridge and the River Lune.
The Angel of Peace, from Lancaster's Garden of Remembrance is nestled within the swans tail feathers.
At one point in history, the swan was adopted as a symbol for the Royal House of Lancaster, which continued to use it for over a century.
There is a dinosaur hiding somewhere too.
I recently completed this artwork. It is a fuller, final, more detailed version of the winged mural displayed in the city centre. I hope you enjoy viewing it.
The artwork began with a combination of pen and ink line drawings coloured with water colours washes, pencil and marker. With the meticulous use of a drawing tablet, fine brush details are added. Each design is completed by combining the hand rendered elements with layered fragments of digital collage.
Each artwork takes 2 to 3 months to complete.
Prints of the artwork are an open*, limited edition, giclee print of 200, printed on high quality 260gms fine art, fine detail paper with a smooth satin finish:
The prints are numbered, titled and signed by myself on:
- 15cm x 30cm Mini print of the full artwork, standard frame size
- 30xm x 60cm Medium Print, standard frame size
- 50 x 100cm Full artwork
Approx size, all measurements include a slim white border for framing as shown in the images.
Each piece is prepared especially for you, I check each Artwork myself. The print is protected by a sleeve and shipped in Sandy Gardner packaging within a sturdy cardboard mailer or tube.
I am confident you will love your chosen Artwork. However, if you are unsatisfied with your purchase you can be reimbursed or exchanged. Please contact Sandy Gardner Artist directly with any questions or issues you may have.
*open edition: Through discussion with myself, It may be possible to personalise the skyline of your print by featuring some of your city or town / The ring numbers of your own local swans could be added. It would require you to pay £85 (plus small fee for post and packing) for either:
A large print (100cm x 50cm)
or you could have two smaller prints (30cm x 60cm)
and name at least 5 to 10 iconic shaped buildings from your area.
I would look up your chosen buildings and get back to you if it would be possible.