Over the years, many of you have visited San Francisco, to ride the Cable Cars, visit Alcatraz or walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. We’re glad you came!
Now we have a very unwelcome visitor, the Covid-19 virus. In the hopes he finds a chilly reception here, and takes a hike as quickly as possible, the city has shut down his favorite bars, restaurants and shops, and asked all residents to avoid him by staying at home. (We know he’s male; a woman would not be so cruel!)
Of course we’re taking all health precautions. But as long as FedEx and UPS are at work, we remain at work, answering questions, discussing art, offering recommendations, taking orders, sending shipments and handling customer service issues.
Most important, we continue to source art and send out new releases. These can be accessed by going to “Downloads” on our home page, and scrolling down to “Marketing PDF’s.” Our latest release from March 17 includes dazzling images from our popular Fabrikken line.
Finally, while this is not the way we wanted to make national news, we are ever grateful to all of you who have called, expressing concern for our well-being. Every one of you is exemplary of the faith I have in American ingenuity and steadfastness in the face of a crisis. We will get through this!
Stop by our Booth #2880 at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York City. The show runs from Sunday, February 2nd through Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Be sure to visit our Licensing Website to see the artists who participate in our Licensing program. We have more images available than you see on our website, so please ask.
After you’ve found the perfect image, match it to the perfect substrate. Besides our standard paper, cotton rag and canvas substrates, we offer three alternative substrates: acrylic, bamboo and metal.
Acrylic: Our transparent acrylic substrate gives every image a fresh, modern, contemporary appearance. Your clients will love the clean, polished edges, and how their chosen artwork will literally “stand out” on the walls.
Metal: Artwork printed on metal seem to compel the viewer to take a deeper look. It’s astounding how metal can give images a new, vibrant dimension – especially abstracts and painted landscapes. A layer of quality brushed aluminum is bonded to a non-warping substrate, and the image can either be printed directly onto the metal or first printed on a white backing.
Wood: Composed of sustainably grown and harvested bamboo, our wood substrate is naturally moisture- and mold-resistant. The natural blond surface of wood both “warms” the look of every image, while it unexpectedly showcases their colors in new and inviting ways.
Contact your account representative today about our alternative substrate options.
Animals that act like humans or animals that act like animals…which one should we choose? DD McInnes brings us a fox who writes thoughtful compositions with Michael Drayton Writing Poly-Olbion. Or how about animals in a surreal world? Davies Babies offers the geometrical and astronomical Banyon Deer (see image above). Or how about animals doing what animals do? Kitty Throne from Lucia Heffernan might give too much information.
Contact your account representative today about our entire collection of Animal art and all of our new releases.
Leonardo da Vinci said that water is the driving force of all nature. When we browse our collection of art the images of water in so many forms stand out. Water is life and images of water in one’s home or office calms us down and takes us away for a brief moment. Meeting Point from The Incado Collection reveals the power of nature as water crashes against cliffs. And from the opposite end of the spectrum we have The Pier from Vladimir Kostka where the sea is silent and calm. Sarah Parson’s take on water is abstracted and ethereal in Water Garden – where the translucent quality of water uncovers subtle hints of life.
There’s something about the coast that slows everything down; the smell of the ocean and a walk on the beach heals the soul. Recently signed artist Angela Saxon takes a minimalist approach to Sleeping Bear Point where sand and sea meet quietly and all is perfect in our world. Vahe Yeremyan offers a more traditional view but the same quiet sensibility with Ocean Side – Pacific Highway – gentle waves, sand and soft clouds – a trifecta of calm.
Contact your salesperson today about our entire collection of Coastal images all of our new releases.
Art of Today: Simple, straight-forward and the truest definition of contemporary art. Contemporary art provides an opportunity to reflect on contemporary society and the world around us. For Image Conscious contemporary art can be represented by this modern and decorative agate image Geode Art by Nancy Knight in deep indigo and sky blue. Michael Buxton delivers a different take altogether in clever cat story It’s What’s Inside that Counts.