Every artist knows that getting found is the hard part. There are millions of highly-talented creative people in every genre of the arts who struggle to connect with an audience who would relish their work if only they knew that it existed. By offering access to the largest collection of visual art on the web we’re trying to do our part to help make those connections.
Most high volume, low price point online art retailers are using lighter weight polyester canvas. We use only premium 410 gram fine art canvas which is stretched over a custom made, finger-jointed European knotless pine canvas frame (stretcher bars) that are milled with a curved profile; minimising contact with the face of the canvas and preventing unsightly impression marks and surface cracking. For larger size prints, we add wooden ‘wedges’ to each corner; ensuring the canvas surface remains taut and allowing for easy restretching in future years.
The stretched canvas print is then hand finished by an experienced canvas framing team; ensuring each corner fold is perfectly smooth, tight and that all fixing staples are covered with special protective tape.
Beauty may lie in the eye of the beholder but we still believe that fine art reproduction should faithfully reproduces the tone, temperature and colour of the original image. As a Fine Art Trade Guild approved vendor our prints undergo annual testing by an accredited laboratory to assure that we meet the quality standards set forth in the ArtSure certification program.
We’d like nothing better than to see people change their artwork as often as they buy a new pair of shoes but just in case they don’t, our products are made to last. All of our prints are made using a 12-colour Giclée process creating spectacular quality each and every time. We only use original and official UV (pigment based) inks containing enhanced light stabilisers; offering far more durability than dye-based inks; guaranteed to protect the vibrancy of your prints for over 100 years in normal conditions. So if you decide to make one of our prints into a family heirloom, rest assured that whether they’re hung in a sunroom or a bathroom or any place in between, our products are made with materials that will stand the test of time!
Creativity is by definition not standard. So we don’t believe that our prints should be confined to a small number of limited sizes and aspect ratios. Every print we make remains true to the artist’s proportions.
Visual arts are intended to be expressive and sometimes being expressive means being big. We’ve got that covered. We can produce work up to 60″ X 120″!
We are firm believers that artists should be paid for their work. After all, our managing partner is an artist herself. (You can read more about her here.) To that end we pay above average royalties to our art suppliers.