About Watkin Art

Prints by Dorset artist Richard Watkin – Travel Railway prints and nostalgic retro prints from original paintings.

Artist Richard Watkin paints with acrylics in a bold graphical style from his studio in the Dorset countryside. His art evokes a sense of nostalgia, a time when the pace of life was slower and the sun was always shinning. His travel print collection, influenced by vintage British Rail travel posters, features the evocative locations and landscapes of Dorset from the beaches and towns of Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch to the dramatic Jurassic Coastline and picturesque Purbeck villages.

Richards nostalgic retro collection demonstrates his love of 1930s and 1940s style and features locations, architecture and retro transport, some real, some imagined. Original paintings and signed fine art prints available in both collections.

Our fine art prints are printed by us at Watkin Art Headquarters (our house) on 315gsm textured 100% cotton matt fine art paper with pigment based inks. Each hand signed print shows the imperfect texture of the linen canvas Richard used for his painting, the brush strokes, the highlights and lowlights – after all nothing in life is perfect and we prefer things that way!