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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 | Author:

There is a growing trend in a large number of the installations that feature our work to choose gallery wrapped canvas prints over frames. They look fantastic in a wide variety of settings. They are lightweight and easy to hang. The image is digitally extended and wrapped around the stretcher bars which gives the photograph more “presence” on the wall. Since the wrap is done by digitally extending the image area there is no cropping into the photograph. Often the cost is less than a similar size print that is matted and framed. Gallery wrapped canvas prints also work in a wide variety of settings, both modern and more traditional.

The colors in our canvas prints are true to the original image. They are archival with a life span of over 100 years. We UV coat all of our canvas prints which adds to the already impressive life span and gives a rich finish to the canvas. The coating is water resistant and they can be dusted with a soft cloth. Don’t use dust sprays on them, however.

Above is a close up example of a corner and edges so that you can see how they look finished out.

Read more about canvas prints HERE.

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 | Author:


Fine art photographs of nature can make powerful statements as single images.

They are often the focal point of interest for an entire room. Bringing together images that work as sets or groupings is also an effective way to extend the ambiance and flow of nature images throughout a design.
When choosing photographs to be used as sets or groupings it is a good idea to select images that have a common theme and color. The theme can extend to patterns and textures as well as subject. The theme can extend to patterns and textures as well as subject. It is even more striking if they have a common style and feel. This often means working with one photographic artist for the entire set. I have had many instances where all of the images were shot on the same day and even represent different compositions of the same subject.

Above and below are a couple of very popular groupings that we have helped our clients with.

Click HERE is a link to some more groupings

If you would be interested in having us create some groupings for you please let us know

Monday, September 10th, 2012 | Author:

Fine art photographs of nature can make powerful statements as single images.

They are often the focal point of interest for an entire room. Bringing together images that work as sets or groupings is also an effective way to extend the ambiance and flow of nature images throughout a design.

When choosing photographs to be used as sets or groupings it is a good idea to select images that have a common theme and color. It is even more striking if they have a common style and feel. This often means working with one photographic artist for the entire set. I have had many instances where all of the images were shot on the same day and even represent different compositions of the same subject. Above and below are a couple of very popular groupings that we have helped our clients with.

 

If you would be interested in having us create some groupings for you please let us know.

Thursday, February 18th, 2010 | Author:

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Our friend Barbara Markoff, owner of Artrageous! in San Diego, has written a book titled, “Becoming a Corporate Art Consultant, the Handbook for Corporate Art Consultation.”

With very little information available on how to sell art programs to corporate clients, Barbara felt compelled to write a book on the subject and share her 29 years of experience.  Topics include

how to locate and work with artists, find leads, make presentations, write proposals, maintain client relationships, join the right networking groups, showcase the artwork with appropriate

framing design, and how to install artwork.  This book will be a valuable resource for all interested in selling art programs to corporate clients.

Barbara, a former art therapist, has been in the art and framing industry for almost 3 decades.  She has developed  over 400 art programs nationwide.   Her clients include a wide cross section of industries including healthcare, hospitality, law, education, commercial real estate, biotechnology, telecommunications, sports teams, and banking.


Thursday, September 17th, 2009 | Author:

Whenever we are outside, it’s easy to acknowledge the beauty of nature.  We can see it, feel it, hear it and touch it.  But once we move indoors we easily forget about it.  A good way to bring some of that beauty inside where we need it most is to buy nature photography to hang on the walls of our homes and offices.

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Not only will this allow us more time to appreciate the wonders of the natural world, but it can also help us to decorate our rooms to bring out their best features.  By arranging just the right piece or pieces of art in just the right way, we can alter the perception of a room’s size and shape to create the effect we want.

For example, if you have a small, square room and you want to create the illusion of more length, you can do it with pictures.  One way to do this is to arrange several pictures in a horizontal line on one wall of the room.  This will help to make the room feel longer, but that isn’t the only thing that’s important; the subject of the pictures has an effect on this as well.  That is where natural photography plays its role.  There are so many natural subjects that contain strong horizontal lines that can help to accentuate the feeling of extended length.  Some examples of natural art with strong horizontal lines might be  a sunset or sunrise, an ocean or beach front, a mountain range, or even a field or meadow.

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Likewise, prints with strong vertical lines will give the appearance of higher ceilings in a room where the ceilings are low.  Again, natural art prints work very well with subjects such as trees, lighthouses, or even something as simple and dramatic as a single tall flower.

On the flip side, if you have a room that is long and narrow and you want it to appear more square, you can do this quite effectively with art as well.  In fact, large natural prints can pull this illusion off in a very dramatic manner.  Simply hang a large framed print on one of the end walls of the narrow room.  This will instantly appear to bring that wall in closer to create a cozier feel within the room.  A large field of flowers or any type of landscape works especially well for this.

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So the next time you going to be doing some redecorating, be sure to buy natural art photography for those rooms that need some improvement!  By using these types of photos for decorating, not only are you bringing a bit of the outdoors in, but you are also giving yourself the opportunity to enjoy nature a little more while we making your living spaces feel more inviting.

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