Portobello, a book of paintings by Peter Jones

by Peter Jones in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Portobello, a book of paintings by Peter Jones
We did it
On 31st May 2018 we successfully raised £2,665 with 84 supporters in 28 days

This crowdfunder is to cover the print costs of producing 1000 copies of a small, high quality book of watercolour paintings of Portobello.

by Peter Jones in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom


Painting Portobello

I am a local artist inspired by the built environment and community in which I live here in Portobello, working in pen and watercolour and painting outside.

I've been making watercolour paintings of the shops, public buildings and homes of Portobello for the last few years. Now I want to make a book bringing this work together and to share it more widely.

But I can only make this happen with your help. 

How it all started

I started painting house portraits and buildings in Kirkcudbright, SW Scotland, a town I have known all my life which is very close to my heart. These paintings of old Georgian homes, high street shops, B&Bs and hotels were exhibited in two exhibitions at the High St Gallery, Kirkcudbright in 2012 and 2014.

The second show was accompanied by a small book, 'Kirkcudbright, a book of paintings', funded by Creative Scotland. The book was well received and as the Kirkcudbright series of paintings reached a natural conclusion I began to paint closer to home in the seaside town of Portobello on the edge of Edinburgh where I live.

A Portobello book of paintings

The idea to produce another book with the same modest but high quality format seemed to be the natural next step. Painting Portobello has been a joy, it is so rich in characterful, lived-in buildings and there is so much more to do. But the timing of this book feels right. I plan to launch it at Art Walk Porty 2018, a local open studio event now in its 4th year and already popular with art lovers in Portobello, Edinburgh and beyond.

Pledges and Book and Print rewards

Launching a crowdfunder to fund the costs of printing 1000 copies of the book seems to make sense, and the messages of support I've received already seem to confirm it is the right choice. I'm enormously grateful for your help to make this project a reality.

You can pledge £5 for a discounted copy of the book; there is a book bundle including both the Portobello and Kirkcudbright books for £9; five copies of the new book for £22; a book with a signed limited edition Porty print for £55; and with 2 prints for £100. The prints are mounted and wrapped and make a wonderful keepsake or unique gift for anyone who loves Porty.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

29 of 500 claimed

Portobello, a book of paintings by Peter Jones

Featuring 20 paintings of the houses, high street shops and public buildings of Portobello, this unique visual record of the built environment of Edinburgh's seaside now, makes a lasting memento or gift for anyone who loves Porty. Designed by the artist and printed on high quality paper it is yours at a discounted price here.

£9 or more

11 of 100 claimed

Portobello and Kirkcudbright book bundle

Kirkcudbright is where it all started with the house portraits and then the book of paintings, which was funded by Creative Scotland and published in 2014. This bundle offers a copy of both the Portobello and Kirkcudbright books, designed and printed in the same format, and hopefully the beginning of a series.

£22 or more

15 of 20 claimed

5 copies of the Portobello book

If you have friends or family with links to Portobello and want to offer the book of paintings as a gift to more than one person, this is a great saving on top of the discounted single book price.

£55 or more

14 of 25 claimed

Portobello book and a signed Porty print

Mounted and wrapped, the signed giclee prints of Portobello, each in a limited edition of 150, have already been proving popular. You won't get them anywhere else at this price. Choose from the 3 Porty images featured on this page (Rooftops, Esplanade Terrace or Friday Street). The bundle also includes a copy of the book of course.

£100 or more

4 of 15 claimed

Portobello book and 2 signed Porty prints

Mounted and wrapped, the signed giclee prints of Portobello, each in a limited edition of 150, have already been proving popular. You won't get them anywhere else at this price. Choose any 2 from the 3 Porty images featured on this page (Rooftops, Esplanade Terrace and Friday Street). The bundle also includes a copy of the book of course.

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