In the 1980s and early 1990s Richard Kennedy completed about fifty highly detailed pen and ink drawings, largely of rural subjects in West Dorset.
Richard's Airedale Terrier dog, Tess, features in some of these pictures - of particular note is Through Beaminster woods with Tess, which took about nine months to complete.
The early pictures are highly exacting pen and ink dot drawings.
Subsequently, Richard incorporated the use of a scalpel blade to exact a further level of detail - all working by the naked eye only.
Richard is originally from County Down and, in the 1990s, he returned to the region for a few years, where he had a wonderfully positioned gallery at Dunluce Castle in North Antrim, for his still growing range of rural drawings.
These highly detailed miniaturist drawings are available as prints, signed by by the artist in pencil.
All prints are exactly the same size as the original pictures.
See a selection of Rick's prints on display in the window at 60, West Street, Bridport, West Dorset.