2018Taking what we learned from the last release It took us a further 18 months of searching to track down a wonderful calendar printing firm that could manage the high quality A3 ring bound calendar product we'd been looking for.
It took us a few more years but eventually in 2015 we published the above calendar through a newish company to the UK shores. They managed all the in house printing and distribution for us and listed it on Amazon, it was a fine quality calendar, almost exact in size and look to the ones produced previously and we were very happy with it until we got to the price. It had a whoppingly expensive fixed RRP with only a small percentage return and although the calendar was of excellent quality it was a little too price heavy for us and collectors. It was however too late in the year to start again so we gritted our teeth and released it
It reached number 1 in calendar sales on Amazon for two weeks and we sighed with relief, but it still wasn't quite right.
2019 - 2022
Each year we learn a little more, tweak more and improve each and every aspect of the calendar. 2020 and 2022 calendars went to 80% digital creation using modified oil painting images for each month, 2021 spun off at a tangent with a foray into pen, ink and watercolour for the individual months and in 2023 we moved totally over to full blown A3 watercolour and ink work for the month images and front page, offering the original artwork for sale for the very first time.
The 2024 edition is the very first to feature the additional free gift of a bookmark plus art card. Overall quality has been improved with a glossier finish to the front and it comes again with a chance to own boxed presentations of any of the fourteen pieces of original artwork that went into its creation plus a new option; the scrap box, a box containing the raw pencil image designs and all the artwork scraps and brushes used during its design crammed into a homemade box.