Welcome to Basilica

Welcome to Basilica-art, a celebration of the historic architecture and famous landmarks of the maritime city of Liverpool. The products for sale are a collection of greeting cards, postcards, notelets and mounted prints, the latter signed by the artist.  

The products are high quality reproductions, in black and white, of original pen and ink drawings by the local artist, Damien Waterhouse, an elected member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art (SGFA). The views include iconic buildings such as the Walker gallery, St Luke’s Church, the Philharmonic pub and St George’s Hall and plateau and a series of scenes based around Albert Dock.

The artist now lives in Kirkby Lonsdale, a picturesque market town in the Lake District, where he has produced a series of drawings of famous landmark buildings and views.  The range of products  includes greeting cards, postcards, notelets and signed mounted prints – mounts available in a variety of colours. Views include the glorious St Mary's church, dating back to the 12th century, characterful local pubs and the popular tourist attraction Devil’s Bridge.

Liverpool


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Kirkby Lonsdale:

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About us:

Basilica-art was originally established to commemorate Liverpool European Capital of Culture 2008. But the images are timeless and ageless and the products of Basilica-art are designed to appeal to lovers of Liverpool at home and overseas where thousands of “ex-pats” harbour  a strong sentimental attachment to their native city. The works of Kirkby Lonsdale appeal to locals and tourists who love the Lake District. In 1992 the artist Damien Waterhouse was elected as a full member to the prestigious Society of Graphic Fine Art (SGFA) www.sgfa.org.uk  whose founding president was the eminent engraver, architect and graphic artist Sir Frank Brangwyn. Born in Lancaster in 1955 he showed early artistic talent and sold his first prize winning painting at the age of 12. After leaving school he worked in the design studio at Standfast/Courtaulds. Lancaster , preparing art work for engraving purposes in the production of fabrics. Damien began to specialise in pen and ink drawings of notable buildings and views around Kirkby Lonsdale and Liverpool .The artist had two solo exhibitions at the Liverpool Artists club which sold out. These reproductions are a legacy of this work. 

Contact us:

Rosie Waterhouse, Director.
Basilica-art, Garden Flat, 17A Colebrooke Row, Islington, London N1  8DB.
Email: rosie_waterhouse@yahoo.co.uk 
Mobile: 07932 038745