Beach Calligraphy Name Carving


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Beach Calligraphy Name Carving


This is for a name carved on the beach. You get the full, professional quality, high resolution image to use for any personal purposes - a cover for a birthday card, a canvas print, an invitation, etc. I don't ship canvas prints but I'm happy to help organise a print to be delivered to your door via an online print service in your country. My current camera is a Nikon D750 and capable of producing very large prints.

See for a description and lots more samples.

Please contact me on beachcalligraphy(at) before placing an order.

- &rew

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

I have a strange relationship with names. They have a sort of a grip on me. Even when I was kid, before I even knew what calligraphy was and I was experimenting with all sorts of weird and wonderful letters, I'd be drawing girlfriend's or boyfriend's names for the other kids. I'm quite capable of doing larger, more interesting projects, but a simple name? I love it!

The best explanation I can come up with is that it feels like designing a logo / wordmark. The challenge is to get that unique combination of letters to really sing together in some special way.

Given just one word to work with, all the details come to the fore for me - the flow from one letter to the next, the spacing, the shape of the word as a whole, the tension, the harmony, keeping a family resemblance between the letters, etc.

Materials Used

beach, sand, ocean, tide, wind, and various instruments and techniques developed by myself

Product Attributes

Size: Any size print can be made.

Color: Silver

Occasion: birthday

Theme: beach

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First Item: $ 0.00
Additional Items: $ 0.00


Please contact me before placing a custom order so that I can assess the tide and weather conditions and give you an idea when the job can be done.

Please contact me if you would prefer smaller or larger sizes. Larger sizes are not printed in my own studio. As to smaller sizes, I am prepared to print and dispatch prints 12" / 32cm in the longest dimension and will only consider orders for smaller than that for quantities of 4 or more.

Payment is expected within 2 days.

All prints are signed by the artist. If you wish to have any other details, such as the title or date added, please don't hesitate to ask. I can also add a special message if you like. My signature will not appear large as it does on the screen previews of this gallery. It is only large on these previews to protect the images from misuse.

Returns postmarked to within a week of delivery will be replaced or refunded in full. Please contact me regarding any problems before returning an item.

- Orders are shipped within 3 days of receipt of payment, sooner if I'm not on the beach too much!
- Larger prints are posted in a tube via registered air mail.
You will be provided with a tracking number.
- ETA is one to two weeks depending how far off the beaten track you are.


*** Are your images Photoshopped? ***
No. The carving is done by hand, in the sand, using instruments and techniques I have developed. Of course, I do do things like cropping, adjusting of contrast, saturation, etc to bring out the best in the photograph. The most radical Photoshopping I do would be stuff like cloning out sensor dust or a piece of rubbish in the background, and an HDR merger of a bracketed image for a better saturated sky. The carving, however, is entirely natural.

*** Why are there no footprints? ***
I levitate. ;-) To be serious, its really quite basic and it would spoil it for you if I told you. Or should I say it would ruin our relationship!? :-) I use various techniques. One that I am prepared to divulge is that I allow the wind or water to work on the piece. If you look carefully at some of my pieces, you will see signs of slight disturbance in the sand showing where I stood. You will very seldom see a footprint. The difficult part is not avoiding footprints but getting the calligraphy right!

*** Where can I see more of your work? ***
- (printed, framed and dispatched by Imagekind)


Gingerscribe on Dec 4, 2011
5 stars

Magnificent. Really incredible. Wonderful interpretation, after excellent communication and his good advice! There are simply not enough words to describe the talent, skill, depth and patience of this artist. A man of integrity and truth. Tears of gratitude, Andrew. I am smiling through tears. Thank you again.
Gingerscribe on Dec 3, 2011
5 stars

Perfect in every way. Can't we leave extra stars???
lpm55 on Jun 29, 2010
5 stars

Andrew-- These images are just gorgeous, and perfect for my sister's wedding. Thank you so much for your work and your generosity-- I really appreciated both. LeeAnne
Clarabelle on Jan 21, 2010
5 stars

Absolutely beautiful pictures. Thank you so much Andrew. It is a truly wonderful wedding gift.
kimberjohnson on Jan 16, 2010
5 stars

This was a fantastic transaction. I found out about this early one morning and thought it would be the perfect gift for my daughter, unfortunately her birthday was coming up quick. I contacted Andrew and he was willing to help me out and get this done in time... I was able to give my daughter a truly special gift thanks to Andrew. I highly recommend him to anyone interested. Kimber

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