Artist in Residence
About Me
I was born in Belfast, and graduated with a BA in Graphic Design. During a post-graduate course, I was able to concentrate on my favourite subject matter, vernacular architecture particularly the Georgian Era. I have always been drawn to the sea, and regularly visited the coast on holiday. During a holiday with my young family, I paid a visit to Portmore Pier in Malin Head. I was enspired by a fishermans latest haul. This piqued my interest in sealife, and how species might be brought to life in Watercolour. Our kitchen needed some artwork, so I set about a few watercolour paintings of lobster and mackerel. It's a great way to work, I collect the fish, phtograph it, sketch it and the eat it! In recent years I have expanded my collection to include A3 Prints, ceramics and textiles which are available on my website. I'm thrilled to colaborate exclusively with DIY Splashbacks, as glass is the perfect material to make my watercolour work sing! Think of these products as waterproof works of art, even a kitchen should have items beauty as well as practicality!
Barbara Allen Signature
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Barbara Allen Glass Splashbacks
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Red Lobster [redlobster]
ENTER SIZE WIDTH (mm) WIDTH OF GLASS REQUIRED
We advise you deduct 3mm from the actual width if fitting between any fixed surfaces (for example between two wall units).
HEIGHT (mm) HEIGHT OF GLASS REQUIRED
We advise you deduct 3mm from the actual height required if fitting between any fixed surfaces (for example between your worktop and cooker hood).

SELECT A FIXING OPTION Fixing options SPLASHBACK FITTING OPTIONS
Glass Splashbacks can be screw fitted to the wall using mirror screws, which makes them easier to remove or for a more permanent fixing method you can stick to the wall using our adhesive. We would normally recommend sticking to the wall for a sleeker look (no mirror headed screws will be visible- just beautiful coloured glass).
CLEAR AND TINTED GLASS CANNOT BE FITTED WITH ADHESIVE (as you will see it through the glass)- please select the screw fitting method for these pieces.

WOULD YOU LIKE EASY CLEAN/NON STICK COATING? Fixing options EASY CLEAN COATING
Our easy clean coating is a product called 6K from CR Laurence, it is applied to the glass during production and essentially makes the glass non stick. Unlike products we have used in the past (that can be cleaned off), 6K actually bonds to the surface of the glass meaning your glass stays cleaner for longer.
GLASS THICKNESS Fixing options CHOOSING A GLASS THICKNESS
We can supply our toughened glass in a number of different thicknesses, primarily for different uses.
4mm & 6mm - ideal for use as a Glass Splashback behind your hob, surface protection or table tops. 6mm is the most common but 4mm is perfectly suitable also.
10mm may also be used as a splashback if you wish to match upstand thicknesses, it is also a great table top thickness.
19mm is really only necessary as a worktop but 10mm is actually a very good worktop thickness also.
GLASS FINISH Fixing options GLASS FINISH
We can supply our coloured glass splashbacks in the standard gloss, highly reflective finish, which is of course incredibly popular. However, we now supply Brushed Glass™ (manufactured by Ember Glass) which is a non reflective matt type finish. Brushed glass is not available in Low Iron (Opti White) glass though, so it will have a slight green tinge which will affect lighter colours such as white making it a very light green.
CUT OUTS Fixing options SOCKET CUT OUTS OR NOTCHES
Cut outs - If you are fitting the glass around (behind) a plug socket, or pipework etc. then you will need us to cut holes in the glass during the manufacturing process.
Notches - these are mostly necessary if you are fitting around an upstand, perhaps a bit of cornice on your kitchen units (although we would recommend you trim the cornice and fit behind), or perhaps just another obstruction that means you cannot order a simple rectangle...in this scenario we will need to CNC shape the glass for you.
For cut outs and notches, select the number you require and we will be in touch with you after ordering to find out where they go!
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How to Measure

How to Fit

All of our Printed Glass Splashbacks are made using toughened glass, are printed directly onto the glass and come with a 5 Year Product Warranty.
Red Lobster
Red Lobster

Blue Boat
Blue Boat

Red Boat
Red Boat

Crab
Crab

Fish
Fish

Fish Varieties
Fish Varieties

Shoal
Shoal

Variety
Variety

Blue Lobster
Blue Lobster

Fishmongers
Fishmongers


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