Limited Edition Giclée Print 


ephemera  danica






LATEST NEWS - The Mayfly prints on offer have recently gained great recognition from professional entomologists

I found out at the end of November, that an International Committee of Entomologists had nominated the mayfly, ephemera danica, as the insect of the year for 2021

I contacted the head of the committee, Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmitt, to pass on my appreciation and let him know about the cultural importance of the mayfly to Ireland, and at the same time told him that I'd painted a mayfly earlier in the year, to mark a mayfly fishing season missed, due to the restrictions of Covid-19. Thomas was interested to see the painting and I sent the image below. After a few exchanges of very nice emails, the end result is that they want to display my original painting in reception at Senckenberg German Entomological Institute in Muencheberg, east of Berlin, for the whole of 2021, giving reference to myself, and they will have one of my limited edition prints to archive at the end of 2021.

The article is via the link below:


Limited Edition Giclée Print - One of only 150 Certified Prints - produced from an original gouache watercolour painting of a "Mayfly" (ephemera danica) in July 2020, by wildlife artist Bill Godfrey, Co Mayo. Please call with any questions you may have

Print Framed

Print mounted 


Perspective Guide

Print Provenance 
Point your cursor at the small images to enlarge above

Each large format print is mounted and framed, ready to hang, in a natural wooden frame, finished in walnut with a gold insert. The outside dimensions of the frame are 22.5" x 18.5" (572 x 470mm) and the unmounted print size is 16.5" x 11.7" (420 x 297mm)


Giclée prints are the choice of artists, when having prints of their fine art produced. The word Giclée (“g-clay”), is derived from the French verb gicler meaning “to squirt or spray”. The Giclée printing process involves squirting or spraying microscopic dots of pigment-based ink from an inkjet printer onto high quality art paper or canvas. The image is colour corrected to attain the closest possible match to the original work. This ensures the image has all the tonalities and hues of the original painting and the combination of the pigment inks and paper used in the Giclée process, ensure that prints will not fade for many decades thereafter

These limited edition Giclée prints are printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag® 308 gsm 100% cotton white paper, which is one of the world’s most popular papers and the valued all-rounder for high-quality fine art inkjet printing. The white cotton artist’s paper, with its characteristic, wonderfully soft feel, boasts a lightly defined felt structure, lending each artwork a three-dimensional appearance and impressive pictorial depth. Combined with the matt premium inkjet coating, this paper produces outstanding prints that feature brilliant colours, deep blacks, striking contrasts and perfect reproduction of detail. This acid- and lignin-free classic meets the most exacting requirements for age resistance and is specially designed for fine art applications


Each of the 150 limited edition Giclée prints is embossed with a seal, detailing the print name, print number, artist’s signature and date and a signed descriptive provenance label is attached to the rear of the frame. In addition, your invoice copy will also be embossed and signed, giving you unique provenance to your print

Bill Godfrey, Co Mayo, Ireland 


I will be offering originals of some of my other Irish wildlife gouache watercolour paintings in due course, so please come back later. Thanks

Shopping Basket Summary 
Number of Items:
Your Basket Is Empty
Total :
Go to Basket
Go to Check Out




Please check out our delivery charges and zones HERE

Secure Card
Payment with



Payment options at checkout - credit or debit card, PayPal,  phone, cheque & postal order

Contact Customer Services

From Ireland Call or SMS

0876 752 750

From UK, NI & Worldwide

00353 876 752750


contact 8am to 10pm 7 days