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Latest site updates : 3rd March 2013
Welcome back to existing customers and a very warm hello to new visitors. We hope you will enjoy your visit to the site.
Available now a calendar for 2013 featuring my paintings of St. Ives - Cambridgeshire, Holywell, Abbots Ripton and Elsworth !
Featuring just some of my pictures of St. Ives and surrounding Cambridgeshire villages which have been painted over a period of 23 years; this calendar can be ordered now! Please click the link to the gallery from where you can order your copy.
Latest Pet Portraits
• Click this link to view my most recently completed pet portrait of Border Collie 'Ffion'.
• Click this link to view another recently completed pet portrait, a Jack Russell Terrier called 'Titch'.
This web site shows a range of works by Birmingham-born artist John Twinning which are now available to buy as high quality giclée prints and greetings cards.
• A range of subject areas is covered.
• All prints are supplied rolled in a sturdy tube and are ready to be mounted and framed.
• Cards sold in packs of five of the same image and can be personalised with your own greeting or message - size approximately 10.5 x 15 cms.
• They make ideal gifts or presents for special occasions as well as being beautiful and collectable pieces in their own right.
Visit the Gallery
Subject areas featured :-
• Animal Portraiture & Nature
• Beach/Seascapes and Boats
• Topographical Studies
• Churches & Cathedrals
• Parks, Gardens and Flowers
There are also two commissioned series :-
• Lee Abbey, Devon
• Queen's College Oxford
John is always pleased to discuss ideas for commissioned work with new clients and without obligation. Please feel free to e-mail your enquiry or to telephone the number detailed below for an informal discussion.
You can find out more about commissioning a picture from John Twinning on the How to commission an artwork page.
You might also like to view some Customer Testimonials.
John Twinning contact details
telephone : 01543 670172
in writing to : 9 Gilwell Road, Cannock Wood,
Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 4RQ.
Please note that you do not need to have a PayPal account to purchase from this site.
With PayPal you can make your purchase using a wide range of credit and debit cards. Look out for the 'Add to cart' buttons on Gallery pages and elsewhere.
(None of your credit card details will be passed to us.)
To pay by cheque, please download an 'Order Form'.
Site Updates and Current Work
Magnify image facility added!
An image magnifying tool has been added to the site in order to view the detailed nature of the artwork. Many of the pictures on the site can already be viewed in this way and more will be added in the future.
Look out for the special links directly underneath individual pictures.
One of my most recently commissioned works features All Saints parish church in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire (The picture immediately below shows the painting as it neared completion.)
A Work in Progress page has been added which looks at some of my most recent commissions. Given increases in workflow, this page may not always be completely up to date.
Focus on Pet Portraits
Before you ask....NO, This is NOT a photograph! It is in fact a stunning painting by John Twinning, in his almost photorealistic style.
John completed this painting of the beautiful golden retriever, Molly in 2009. Prints of 'Molly's Portrait' are available from the Gallery area of the site. Many people, having viewed this print, have commented on how the personality of the animal has really been captured as well as on John's self-evident abilities as a pet portrait artist.
If you would like to commission your own animal portrait, please have a look at the the Pet Portraits page and also the Commissions page of the site.
Feedback / Suggestions for Subject Matter
I would be very interested to hear your feedback.
Your comments about the site and content are appreciated, (be they good or bad). Alternatively, you might want to consider suggesting general subject areas for paintings which might then be included in the Gallery at some future date.
Please e-mail your thoughts to:
* See footnote.
How to Order
You can buy on line by clicking on one of the 'buy' buttons (and using PayPal); or by downloading the order form to pay by cheque.
Prints with a limited run are signed in the bottom right hand border underneath the picture, as in the example shown here. If you would prefer your print to be unsigned/ un-numbered, please make this known when you place your order. You can add a note about this either in the 'Special Instructions to Merchant' box on the PayPal website or on your printed order form if paying by cheque.
How is the work produced?
As you can see from the images on this site, John's painting & drawing style verges on the photo-realistic and many hours of painstaking and meticulous work (often using very fine brushes) go into every one of his pieces of work. His chosen medium for most work is the water-based paint, gouache. Pencil drawings also feature strongly.
Where to buy on the high street
You can purchase John's work from a number of independent high street retailers and a full list can be found on the Retail Suppliers page of this site. Not all the suppliers mentioned carry stock at the current time. Please ring first to check on availability of my work.
*Footnote: It may not be possible to respond to every feedback e-mail received. Also, suggestions received for painting subjects would not in any way be deemed to be the basis of any contractual obligation on the part of the artist; unless a specific agreement has been made in writing to paint a commissioned piece of work for an individual at an agreed price.
Canal Boats at Rest, Sheepcote Street
Original - gouache on paper © John Twinning 2003 & 2010