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Artist Peter Brown celebrates his home town in a full-colour hardback gift book featuring 130+ paintings and drawings.
Artist Peter Brown celebrates his home town in a full-colour hardback gift book featuring 130+ paintings and drawings.
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Hi! Thanks for taking a look at my project. As you can see, I'd love to publish a brand-new book of paintings of my home town, Bath. 

This will be my second book about the city. I published 'Brown's Bath' in 2008, and I'm down to my last couple of boxes. Rather than reprint, I decided it better to start from scratch (my work's moved on in ten years) and create a brand-new hardback gift book, to match the format and design of my recent London book.

I've been capturing the city for twenty years now, always painting from life in all weathers, so I've built up quite a selection of images to choose from.

The book will feature 130+ paintings and drawings, as well as stories and annecdotes 'from the street'. I hope Bath's residents and visitors will enjoy this celebration of the city, as well as fellow artists and art lovers.

My London book started life as a Kickstarter project, so I'm turning again to you - my crowdfunding chums - to help me make this happen. The team that produced the London book are poised to work their magic on this project, but there are not-unsubstantial upfront costs associated with printing a high-quality colour hardback gift book, so I'm hoping you'll be able to lend me your support in return for one of the following rewards...

Rewards

As well as the book itself, I've got a whole host of other goodies for you to choose from including limited edition prints, original oil paintings and the chance to spend a day painting with me. Or, if you're feeling really altruistic, you can make a small pledge in return for nothing more than my gratitude. If you want a combination or permutation of rewards items that's not covered by the packages listed, drop me a message and we'll figure something out.

The book

Bath: Paintings by Peter Brown. 156 pages crammed with 130+ paintings and drawings, along with accompanying annecdotes to give you additional context and insight. Kickstarter price: £25 (RRP will be £30 upon publication).

 2019 wall calendar. A painting of Bath for every month. A great Christmas gift, or stick it on your very-own fridge door.

London: Paintings by Peter Brown - the fruits of my first Kickstarter project. Same format as my new Bath book, so a companion volume for anyone out there who hasn't already got a copy!

Book Bundle

Contains all of the above PLUS 'Brown's Bath' (my 2008 Bath book); 'My Indian Travels' and a book of London painting postcards.

Limited Edition Print (1 of 50)

A rare opportunity to own a signed, numbered, limited edition. 18" x 24" giclée print of the cover artwork for the book. I generally don't really sell prints - you could say my prints are rarer than my originals! Here are the specs from the printer, for those who understand them: Cannon 4000 Pro printer, on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth 100% Cotton Rag, pH neutral, acid-free art paper. 12-colour Lucia Pro ink which is colour fast for 80+ years.

You can choose to receive the print and my new Bath book; or the print and book bundle, which works out as great value.

Paint with Pete The Street (that's me!)

Another rare opportunity: I offered this as a reward on my London book Kickstarter, and was delighted that people actually wanted to hang out with me for a day's painting! This time I'm offering two outings: one in Bath [SORRY! ALL BATH SPACES BOOKED!] and one by the coast (probably Devon or Dorset) with up to 5 spaces available on each day, so you'll get to meet other plein air enthusiasts too. (lunch provided; travel and expenses not included; date to be arranged to suit all participants; all abilities welcome.) We had great fun last time, so don't be shy!

Original oil paintings

"Beckford’s Tower, Snow, 2018" 

Oil on board, framed, 12" x 10" - a new one, painted earlier this year. Price tag would normally be £2,700, but I'll let it go here for £1,950. I'll even throw in a copy of my new Bath book; can't say fairer than that!

"Over Pulteney Bridge, the Day Grayson Perry Came to Town" *SORRY, THIS HAS NOW BEEN SNAPPED-UP!*

That's all folks!

Thanks for reading this far. I hope there's something to tickle your fancy in amongst the selection of rewards. Do drop me a message if there's a combination of individual items that's not listed; or if you have any other questions.

All that's left to say is THANK YOU for your interest and support!

Risks and challenges

As with any publishing project there are risks and challenges, but I'm feeling quietly confident as I have several published books, including 'London: Paintings by Peter Brown' which started life here on Kickstarter, so I understand the process. I'll be using the same team for editorial, design, marketing, sales, etc so everything should run like clockwork (touch wood and all that...)

I plan on partnering with Sansom & Co, an established independent art publisher - who were also on board for my London book - on the print/production side to ensure a high-quality finished product.

There's no shortage of paintings for me to choose from for inclusion! The challenge will be choosing the best selection for the book, but I've already started thinking about this and am looking forward to revisiting scenes from the past, as well as more recent works. And I need to write some interesting words . . .

We've got a schedule drawn-up, ready to start as soon as the Kickstarter ends. Lots to do, but very-much achievable. Our aim is to have the books ready by October 2018, i.e. in good time for Christmas.

Can't wait!

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    Pledge £5 or more About US$ 7

    Your name in the acknowledgements

    Chuck us a fiver, and I'll be eternally grateful - emotionally, spiritually and in print form . . .

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    'Bath: Paintings by Peter Brown' (book)

    Your very own signed, first edition, hardback copy of the book at a special Kickstarter price.

    Includes:
    • Bath: Paintings by Peter Brown (signed, first edition, RRP £30)
    • Your name in the acknowledgements in the back of the book
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    The book AND a 2019 wall calendar

    Includes:
    • Bath: Paintings by Peter Brown (signed, first edition, RRP £30)
    • 2019 wall calendar: 'Paintings of Bath' (RRP £10)
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    2 (or more) copies of the book . . .

    We're publishing in time for Christmas, so we thought you might want an additional copy to wrap-up for someone special.

    If you require MORE than two copies, choose this reward, adjusting your pledge amount accordingly. e.g. 3 copies = £75; 4 copies = £100, etc.

    Leave a little note in the comments stating how many copies you require, just to make things nice and clear for us when it's time to dispatch!

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    Bath and London book set

    - A signed first-edition of the new book, 'Bath: Paintings by Peter Brown' (RRP £30)
    - A copy of 'London: Paintings by Peter Brown' (RRP £35)
    - Your name in the acknowledgements at the back of the book

    Includes:
    • Bath: Paintings by Peter Brown (signed, first edition, RRP £30)
    • 'London: Paintings by Peter Brown' (book, RRP £35)
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    Pledge £55 or more About US$ 72

    Bath and London books plus calendar

    Includes:
    • Bath: Paintings by Peter Brown (signed, first edition, RRP £30)
    • 'London: Paintings by Peter Brown' (book, RRP £35)
    • 2019 wall calendar: 'Paintings of Bath' (RRP £10)
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    Pledge £100 or more About US$ 131

    Bumper Book Bundle

    A bumper bundle of Brown books from Bath and beyond . . . (plus calendar and postcards)

    Includes:
    • Bath: Paintings by Peter Brown (signed, first edition, RRP £30)
    • Brown's Bath (my original book from 2008) RRP £24.95
    • 'London: Paintings by Peter Brown' (book, RRP £35)
    • 2019 wall calendar: 'Paintings of Bath' (RRP £10)
    • Postcard book of London paintings by Peter Brown (RRP £10)
    • 'My Indian Travels' (book, RRP £19.95)
    • Your name in the acknowledgements in the back of the book
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    Pledge £200 or more About US$ 263

    Ltd edition, signed, numbered print

    A rare chance to own a limited edition Peter Brown print (unframed) featuring the cover artwork for the book, plus a copy of the book.

    Includes:
    • Ltd Edition (of 50) Giclée Print (18" x 27", signed & numbered)
    • Bath: Paintings by Peter Brown (signed, first edition, RRP £30)
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    Pledge £250 or more About US$ 329

    Ltd Edition Print AND Bumper Book Bundle

    A rare chance to own a limited edition Peter Brown print (unframed) featuring the cover artwork for the book, plus LOTS of books and stuff.

    Includes:
    • Ltd Edition (of 50) Giclée Print (18" x 27", signed & numbered)
    • Bath: Paintings by Peter Brown (signed, first edition, RRP £30)
    • Brown's Bath (my original book from 2008) RRP £24.95
    • 'London: Paintings by Peter Brown' (book, RRP £35)
    • 2019 wall calendar: 'Paintings of Bath' (RRP £10)
    • Postcard book of London paintings by Peter Brown (RRP £10)
    • 'My Indian Travels' (book, RRP £19.95)
    • Your name in the acknowledgements in the back of the book
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    Pledge £500 or more About US$ 657

    Paint with Pete The Street in Bath

    A rare opportunity for you to spend the day (10am-4pm) with 'Pete the Street' in Bath. There are up to 5 spaces available, so you'll be joined by up to 4 other backers on the day. All abilities welcome! (Lunch included. Transport/expenses not included. Date to be arranged to suit all parties).
    You'll also get a copy of my new book.

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    • Paint with Pete The Street in Bath
    • Bath: Paintings by Peter Brown (signed, first edition, RRP £30)
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    Paint with Pete The Street by the Coast

    A rare opportunity for you to spend the day (10am-4pm) with 'Pete the Street' by the coast. There are up to 5 spaces available, so you'll be joined by up to 4 other backers on the day. All abilities welcome! (Lunch included. Transport, expenses, bucket and spade not included. Date to be arranged to suit all parties). Exact location tbc but likely to be Devon or Dorset.
    You'll also get a copy of my new book.

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    • Paint with Pete The Street by the Coast
    • Bath: Paintings by Peter Brown (signed, first edition, RRP £30)
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    Pledge £1,950 or more About US$ 2,564

    Original Painting 'Beckford’s Tower'

    Snap up a new and original Peter Brown oil painting for a Kickstarter-only price...
    "Beckford’s Tower, Snow, 2018" (oil on board, 12" x 10", framed). Post-Kickstarter price will be £2,700.

    Includes:
    • Original Painting: "Beckford’s Tower, Snow, 2018"
    • Bath: Paintings by Peter Brown (signed, first edition, RRP £30)
    • Your name in the acknowledgements in the back of the book
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    Pledge £2,000 or more About US$ 2,630

    Original Painting 'Over Pulteney Bridge'

    An original Peter Brown oil painting could be yours for a very-special Kickstarter price.

    "Over Pulteney Bridge, the Day Grayson Perry Came to Town" (Oil on board, 12" x 16", framed) Exhibited at Victoria Art Gallery in Peter's solo exhibition, 'A Bath Painter's Travels', Original price: £3850

    I'll also throw in a copy of the new book... Bargain.

    Includes:
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    • Bath: Paintings by Peter Brown (signed, first edition, RRP £30)
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