New Artworks Installation - Greater Manchester Major Trauma Hospital

December 20, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Situated at Salford Royal Hospital, this brand new state-of-the-art trauma unit is one of only two in the whole of Europe. With a helipad on the roof, patients can be taken from the helicopter and be in surgery in just 90 seconds. It is equipped with a RAPTOR theatre - which has a CT scanner in the large theatre that can accommodate up to 15 surgeons and other staff. This will likely save thousands of lives over the years as all critical facilities are in one place. 


We were honoured to be asked to install 77 large glass artworks throughout the building, including, crucially, in patient bedrooms, where our soft nature images can be instrumental in helping patients heal from what is likely to be one of the most difficult times of their lives.

Gallery of installation images here

Similarly, we were able to put some uplifting nature images into the on-call surgeon's bedrooms, family rooms, and the body-viewing room - all areas of potentially high stress where a little calm goes a long way. 

Our PhotoGlassWorks work brilliantly in clinical contexts and are a big upgrade from walls that are either cold, clinical and bare, or festooned with clinical notices that no-one reads. PhotoGlasWorks are deep cleanable, very robust, and have a very long lifespan (50+ years). Combined with our beautiful nature and local images, they uplift patients, staff and visitors and make the building far more welcoming and human.  

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Many New Landscape Images

March 27, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Another major website update has just dropped! This time, it's the turn of Landscapes with over 100 new images uploaded - both panoramic and regular format. 
P5L3  Coverdale, Yorkshire Dales, UKP5L3 Coverdale, Yorkshire Dales, UK

Above: this is Coverdale, one of the more remote and least visited of the Yorkshire Dales. I had to drive right up on a verge to squeeze the car past the horns of a whole herd of Highland cattle that steadfastly refused to move from the middle of the road to get here. Still, it was worth it to get this shot. 
V16L1  Ashness Bridge and Barrow Beck, Keswick, Lake District, UKV16L1 Ashness Bridge and Barrow Beck, Keswick, Lake District, UK Ashness Bridge and Catbells, near Keswick, Lake District. Everyone needs a pretty view every now and then - and this is prettier than most. 
P5L29  Ullswater and Helvellyn Range, Lake District, UKP5L29 Ullswater and Helvellyn Range, Lake District, UK Ullswater and Helvellyn Range. A much more normal, moody Lake District scene. 
V16L2  Honister Pass, Lake District, UKV16L2 Honister Pass, Lake District, UK Honister Pass, Lake District. The wettest place in Britain. No sign of it here. 
V11L6  NWT Hickling Broad, Norfolk, UKV11L6 NWT Hickling Broad, Norfolk, UK NWT Hickling Broad, Norfolk - one of the lovelier and wilder parts of the Broads.

P5L16  The Lowlands From Carter Bar, Border Between England and Scotland, UKP5L16 The Lowlands From Carter Bar, Border Between England and Scotland, UK Lowlands of Scotland from Carter Bar. Probably my widest panoramic yet - 17:1 aspect ratio and 130,000 pixels wide by 7,500 pixels high. At 3m high, this would be 51m long! Who has a REALLY big wall they want a mural on?
P5L10  Kielder Forest Drive, Northumberland, UKP5L10 Kielder Forest Drive, Northumberland, UK Blakehope Nick, Kielder Forest Drive, Northumberland. The highest point of one of the highest roads in the country and a stunning viewpoint. 
V11L3  Newgale Sands, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UKV11L3 Newgale Sands, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK Newgale Sands and St Bride's Bay, Pembrokeshire, Wales. One of the wildest and most beautiful parts of Britain, especially in storms in Winter. The lone beach walker here helps portray the scale of this 4 mile wide, magnificent, Atlantic coastline. 
V11L25  Traeth Llyfn Beach, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UKV11L25 Traeth Llyfn Beach, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK Traeth Llyfn Beach, Pembrokeshire, Wales. A remote and unspoilt beach - we were alone for hours here, even in Summer. 
V16L15  Whitefield Moor, New Forest, UKV16L15 Whitefield Moor, New Forest, UK Whitefield Moor, New Forest. At the other end of the country but no less magical: near to this spot, I watched about 30 New Forest ponies come down to the river for their morning drink. I even had to move off a bridge for them. A very special place. 
V15L5  Wheatfen - Ted Ellis Nature Reserve, Norfolk, UKV15L5 Wheatfen - Ted Ellis Nature Reserve, Norfolk, UK The hidden Norfolk Broads jewel that is Wheatfen Broad, aka Ted Ellis Nature Reserve. A delight at any time of year, but early on a Winter's morning, with that low sun and warm tones against the cool blue... fabulous!
P5L36  Winter Tree SilhouettesP5L36 Winter Tree Silhouettes We'll round this off with one of my favourite subjects - Winter trees. This one taken back in good old Norfolk, on a beautifully crisp Winter's evening. 


Forests! Spectacular New Images

February 16, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Here we are with a whole lot of new images - and from my favourite subject, forests and trees! Some of these images go back a while... they've been laid down like fine wine and are now ready for their magic to be seen. 

Thetford Forest may be young but it is one of my favourite locations. Always something special to be experienced and captured in super-high resolution panoramic format. 

P5F3  Bluebells and Young Oaks, Hill House Wood, EssexP5F3 Bluebells and Young Oaks, Hill House Wood, Essex Here's Hill House Wood in Essex in peak bluebell season in May. A very special place, captured here as a 6:1 panoramic, again, super-high resolution, as all my panoramic images are. 
P5F15  Rhinefield Forest Drive, New Forest, UKP5F15 Rhinefield Forest Drive, New Forest, UK Rhinefield Forest Drive in the New Forest is certainly one of the finest treescapes in Britain. Well worth a visit if you are ever there. 

P5F22  Autumn, Thetford Forest, UKP5F22 Autumn, Thetford Forest, UK Another super-high resolution panorama, this time capturing the more delicate colours of Autumn. 

P5F25  Autumn, Thetford Forest, UKP5F25 Autumn, Thetford Forest, UK

If you are sensing a theme amongst this latest batch of images, then you'd get top marks for observation... Autumn and Spring are my two favourite times to visit woods and forests. Don't ask me to choose between them though - both have their magic!

V12F8  Bluebells, Dockey Wood, Buckinghamshire, UKV12F8 Bluebells, Dockey Wood, Buckinghamshire, UK

This is Dockey Wood in Buckinghamshire. One of the most magnificent bluebell spectacles in Britain, no doubt. There had been a lot of rain previous to my visit on this occasion and the mud was so deep in places, it felt like the Somme. Still, the struggle was worth it to return with such beautiful images. 
V16F3  Giant Redwoods, Rhinefield Forest Drive, New Forest, UKV16F3 Giant Redwoods, Rhinefield Forest Drive, New Forest, UK One of the grandest forest views in Britain is at Rhinefield Forest Drive in the New Forest. You can see the two tallest Giant Redwoods in the UK in a magnificent vista. They are just babies at 170 years old - the adults are double this height and three times the width at the base!

V15F9  Autumn, Thetford Forest, UKV15F9 Autumn, Thetford Forest, UK We'll close this blog post with another delicate Autumnal colours image from Thetford Forest. It's a joy and a privilege to be able to capture such beauty and peace - they are so much needed in the world right now.

 

 


It's been quiet... too quiet! And now there's an Art Sale.

November 25, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

After a bit of a break, I'm pleased to say I'm back! Expect to see a lot more happening round these parts in the days and months to come.

And straightaway, we have exciting news - my annual Art Sale. Just in time for the festive season, my artworks make unique gifts for loved ones. And if you have a home office that needs cheering up, or aren't well and you need cheering up, then look no further: my artworks will shine a light of positive energy in your home and workspaces no matter what the mood or weather out there.

SEE THE ARTWORKS IN THE SALE HERE: https://www.richardosbourne.com/p396572768



NEW! Super High Resolution Textures Image Collection Launched

October 03, 2019  •  2 Comments

Announcing the launch of my new Super High Resolution Textures collection! Over 200 images of Rust, Brushed Metal, Wood Panels, Brick and Stone Walls, Slate, Concrete, Rock, Water Ripples and Forest Patterns, all suitable for large-format printing. See the gallery here.

You can download a brochure here (49MB).

Richard Osbourne Super High Resolution Texture Images CollectionRichard Osbourne Super High Resolution Texture Images Collection

V11BG55  Chinese RedV11BG55 Chinese Red V14T13  At Full Wall SizeV14T13 At Full Wall Size V14T86  Concrete SmoothV14T86 Concrete Smooth V7BG2  Macassar WoodV7BG2 Macassar Wood V14T43  Old Red Brick Wall 1V14T43 Old Red Brick Wall 1

V14T154  Forest PatternsV14T154 Forest Patterns V14T143  Water ReflectionsV14T143 Water Reflections

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