Shaped Floral 3D works on Canvas
Abstract Digital Montages
Floral Art Montages
I have been doing Giclee printing and making Giclee Prints of stunning appearance for artists and others for over 10 years. I am a perfectionist in search of the highest quality art prints. The premise of my Giclee printing business is:
"HIGH QUALITY GICLEE ART PRINTS FOR ARTISTS,
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About the ARTIST
My works have been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally for nearly 50 years as a photographer, mixed media painter, and more recently as a digital montage and 3D artist.
Sometimes I see a similarity between sports and athletes and being an artist. An athlete has to learn the game, develop their skills, practice and become good at what he or she does so that others will see them and say "wow, there is a talented player". Then if they perform well in a lot of games they get a reputation and earn more money. Similarly an artist must spend time developing their skills and personal style and ideas. After that they may begin to develop a reputation and start to have a lot of shows and begin to sell works that make them money.But then there are the sports fans some of whom say "that player is a bum, why did they acquire him". Or some art fans say "that artist is a bum, their art is crap, and why are they showing him/her". Some say that an athlete is bad because they have not learned the art of playing the game correctly, and some critics of artists say that some artist is really bad because he or she doesn't show the skill or know how to make a thing of beauty.
Although I may be pushing this sports analogy a little far I think what it suggests is that being an artist and participating in the art world is somewhat like a sports game...... developing your basic skills (school or apprenticeship), developing a style (unique voice), getting someone to notice your work (a gallery owner and/or maybe a reviewer), getting into the big games (gallery and museum shows) and starting to earn money as a professional from your efforts and expanding reputation (gallery sales or through a dealer).
The fans of an artist and their works have a different view just as sports fans have a different view. They may sometimes laud how good one artist is and how bad another artist is or say "why doesn't that artist observe the rules and paint right (the way I would paint it)". Why are their artistic goals and creative procedures not the same as mine? The thing is that the view from the artist perspective is just different than the view from the fan/viewer perspective. It is the difference between doing it (making art) and watching it being done (observing from a distance).
Now this is not an argument for relativism in art. We are each unique individuals and have our own particular way of looking at the world and the art we see, which is expected. We have our own preferences, and some may prefer "beauty" as the goal of art. No problem. We just, in my opinion, need to refrain from getting into that place where we expect everyone else to see the art we see with the same eyes and understanding that we bring to it and expect artists to make art the way we wish they would make it.
How to purchase
If you like what you see here on this site all the works are for sale as DIGITAL FINE ART "GICLEE" PRINTS at various sizes in both canvas and Watercolor print media. Click on an image to go to a Gallery page for additional images and info.
Regarding purchases, online or in person, your satisfaction is my primary concern. If you would like to buy a Giclee print shown on this site it is my guarantee that you have the option to return the purchase in the first 60 days for either another print or for a refund. I only ask that you pay for return shipping.
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A "Giclee" print is considered to be a HIGH QUALITY ART PRINT. It is a top quality print made on a professional ink jet printer that many regard as the best form for printing artworks today.
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How to choose Artwork
So you have decided to purchase some art for your home. The next step, choosing the art, can be both challenging and fun. One way to start is to look around your nearby local neighborhood and see if there are art galleries or museums you can visit. Do certain artists who you see on exhibit capture your imagination? Does their work excite you?
Another place to visit are local art fairs. Often good artists display and sell their works there and not only can you find affordable art works there you can meet and talk personally with the artists. Many buyers say that this makes the difference for them as to whether they buy art or not as they can get a true sense of the artist and their works through this personal encounter.
Sometimes talented younger artists display their works in local venues such as small local galleries, coffee bars, restaurants, libraries, bank lobbies, etc. Look in these places for some exciting works by interesting and creative artists.
Finally if you are ready to make a purchase it is helpful to have a good idea where the work will be placed. Then when you install it you will be able to see if it pleases you as much as you have hoped.
But what if it doesn't? If for some reason you are not satisfied most artists will usually accept return of the work. Hence your risk is virtually nonexistent.
Why Purchase Art?
There are many reasons for having art in your home. First. art brings an energy into your home. It adds a richness to your environment and provides visual food for your eyes. It expands and stimulates your visual senses. Moreover it can delight and impress others who visit. such as your friends and relatives. Finally and perhaps most important it brings you pleasure. It just simply makes you feel good when you encounter it.
Artwork like anything else varies in prices, and sometimes very dramatically. In large cities like New York, San Francisco, Chicago, etc., you can expect to pay higher price because the galleries there usually show works of more well established artists and just because it costs more to run a gallery there. Prices in smaller cities are often less because the artists who show there may be less well known and the operating costs are less. But don't be fooled. Many times some of the most interesting and creative works are found outside big cities and can be purchased much more reasonably.
Many artists these days have internet web sites displaying their works and offering them for sale. And many people are discovering these and considering online purchases of art.
However some buyers may still be reluctant to buy art they cannot see first hand or without actually meeting the artist. But the fact is that almost all artists are trustworthy and most will accept return of a work and refund of payment if the buyer is not satisfied, whether in person or online.
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