March 20, 2013
Enough people have been badgering us to get hold of copies of the watercolours that accompany the magazine’s Classic Rides features that the artist has had some prints made for us to sell.
We asked Beate Kubitz, whose paintings and drawings have illustrated Classic Rides for the past year or so to write a little about herself.
For the past 20 years I’ve been painting in mixed media – mainly pictures of sky and making small installations with occasional exhibitions. A chance commission from Singletrack to draw a map got me started on more traditional subjects again – developing from maps to illustrations for the new look magazine. I am a massive fan of Wainwright, the Lakeland walker, illustrator and guide, and was thrilled at the idea of creating images of places people enjoy riding. I love painting people and have slowly been sneaking them into the illustrations over the last year. Bikes are a bit more daunting – as a relatively new mountain biker I’m not always sure what I’m looking at so I have to look very hard. I’ve also started taking my watercolours out on rides and have been slowly assembling a collection of trailside views which is just the most rewarding thing.
We currently have two different prints from Beate, that will be available in a first come, first served basis, that will be in the shop very shortly. The prints are £45 each and will be sent, securely wrapped by Despatch Fairy Claire. You can’t reserve a particular print number, though Mark will take offers on Number 1 of the Pennine Bridleway. Surrey Hills #1 has already been bought by a discerning collector.
Surrey Hills, watercolour, 2013, 36 x 30 cm mounted size (print is 23cm x 17cm), same size limited edition of 50 prints, fine art giclee prints on 300gsm acid free archival etch paper and mounted on matt display board.
Pennine Bridleway (in May), mixed media, 2012, 29 x 27 cm mounted size, same size limited edition of 50 prints, fine art giclee prints on 300gsm acid free archival etch paper