ST PANCRAS STATION - LIMITED EDITION GICLEE PRINTS (2007), &  ETCHINGS (1990)
St Pancras station, the Midland Hotel and the Kings Cross area of London.

KINGS CROSS  
The Kings Cross St Pancras series of prints grew out of  a  project which I did for my final year of art school in 1980. I had been squatting on the Hillview estate (just to the south of St Pancras and Camden Town Hall) for just over a year and wanted to contrast the vibrant growing community I was living in with the then crime ridden grimness of Kings’s Cross. The project consisted of colour photographs of the residents in the homes they had personalised and black and white photographs of the Hillview estate overshadowed by St Pancras clock tower and condemned by Camden Council. Interviews with the residents and a history of the 1890’s East End Dwelling Company estate accompanied each of the photographs.
The following year starting an etching evening class at working men’s College up the Crowndale road, I used a couple of the photographs as the basis for small (rather crude) etchings on zinc plates which I printed and sold at weekends down Camden Market.
The discovery of a print of the 1884 O’Connor painting in a local pub gave me the incentive to continue the St Pancras theme and throughout the early 1980’s I regularly circled st Pancras with my second-hand Nikon FM and attempted to capture the clocktower from different angles and in different light conditions (unfortunately I never managed to reproduce the O’Connor view!)
When I eventually left Kings Cross in 1993 and moved to Rye one of the first things I invested in was my own etching press and on getting a computer in 1999 established my Ryepress website. When I moved to Hastings in 2005 I expanded the website, bought a large scale scanner and started reproducing my paintings as giclee prints. I had to put the press in storage as it would have been too heavy for the floors of the flat! With St Pancras finally reopening for Eurostar (the bane of my life when travelling from London to Rye via the awfulness of Ashford!) I decided to reproduce my St Pancras etchings as the more affordable giclee prints.
When the opportunity arose to rent a small gallery in the basement of the same building I took it, installed the press and am finally finishing of the edition from the copper plates I started back in the 1980’s.

COLIN BAILEY
ARTIST & PRINTMAKER
KINGS CROSS, LONDON
ST PANCRAS STATION

Giclee prints
and Etchings
St Pancras station has regained its former grandeur with its opening as an international station by Eurostar. I have decided to reissue my 1980s St Pancras station etchings as limited edition Giclee prints and greetings cards. In doing so I have taken the opportunity to “digitally re-master” the images ever so slightly and remove some of the more annoying scratches and foul biting that has irked me for years. Personally, I am extremely pleased with the result but for anyone who would prefer the original etching: they are also available below. Please also see What is etching? for an explanation of the original etching process
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John O'Connor - painting of St Pancars and Kings Cross
John O'Connor (1830-1889)
END OF THE LINE - Set of St Pancras station giclee prints
These prints are also available as a set in a luxurious Ryepress portfolio for £250. This includes: all Five St Pancras station giclee prints with the same edition number separated by acid free tissue, with a certificate of authenticity and brief history.
ST PANCRAS CLOCKTOWER
Limited edition Giclee print  Edition of 250
270mm x 360mm”  (10.5” x 14”)
Unframed: £65
END OF THE LINE
Limited edition Giclee print  Edition of 250
270mm x 360mm”  (10.5” x 14”)
Unframed: £65
KINGS CROSS SKYLINE 1
Limited edition Giclee print  Edition of 250
270mm x 360mm”  (10.5” x 14”)
Unframed: £65
KINGS CROSS SKYLINE 2
Limited edition Giclee print  Edition of 250
270mm x 360mm”  (10.5” x 14”)
Unframed: £65
ST PANCRAS FROM THE REGENTS CANAL
Limited edition Giclee print  
270mm x 360mm” Edition of 250
Unframed: £65
Original etching still available
(12” x 16” (edition of 100)
Unframed £150
Original etching still available
(12” x 16” (edition of 100)
Unframed £150
Original etching still available
(12” x 16” (edition of 100)
Unframed £150
Original etching still available
(12” x 16” (edition of 100)
Unframed £150
Original etching still available
(12” x 16” (edition of 100)
Unframed £150
The Clock tower of St Pancras station station rises above washing hanging across the courtyard of Midhope House, Hillview 1980
St Pancras station clock tower rises  above the courtyard of Midhope House on the Hillview estate in Kings Cross in the 1980s
St Pancras station clock tower  seen from the North silhouetted against a stormy sky.
St Pancras station clocktower rises above  the Euston Road, London
St Pancras station's famous clock tower viewed from the Regents canal and Camley street nature reserve to the North
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