Prints

  • Limited Print
  • Limited Print
  • Limited Print
  • Limited Print
  • Limited Print
  • Limited Print
  • Limited Print
  • Limited Print
  • Limited Print

 

 

Poppy Melia’s limited edition prints are museum quality archival pigment prints, printed on 310gsm Hahnemuhle German Etching Paper.

Her original paintings are scanned with a world-leading Cruse Scanner by specialists in the Copper House, Dublin and then printed to the finest museum quality by the fine art printing specialists at ‘Inspirational Arts’, Dublin.

Each print in the edition is individually embossed, numbered, dated on the back and hand signed by Poppy Melia.

Etchings

  • Etchings
  • Etchings
  • Etchings

This limited edition of zinc plate etchings are signed, numbered and individually hand tinted by the artist. The zinc plates were etched by Poppy Melia in Cork Printmakers fine art printmaking studio, Wandesford Quay, Cork.

Etching was introduced in the early 1500’s and as a method of printmaking, it is, along with engraving, the most important technique for old master prints, and remains in use today.

Etching is a process which uses acid to make marks in a metal plate. Once the plate has been etched by the artist the whole plate is inked up and then wiped to remove the surface ink from the plate, leaving ink in the incised areas only. The paper is dampened so that, under pressure, it will be squeezed into the inked recesses of the plate. 

Poppy Melia then hand tints the prints in her Kerry Studio. Each one is painted to order.