This is not currently a commercial website, more a personal gallery to display my artwork.
Being retired I am now free to fully indulge in my hobby – digital artwork based primarily on my own photos. Most of it centers on musicians or their instruments. I have a deep appreciation and love for music of all types but in particular the blues and guitars.
(Possibly the result of being a frustrated guitarist.)
In the last few years I looked for some way to support and give back to the artists that enrich our lives through their music and live performances. This grew into the idea of developing a program to generate donations to the
Blues Foundation’s HART Fund
Handy Artists Relief Trust: https://blues.org/hart-fund/
“...for Blues musicians in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns.”
The fund provides direct support for:
“…acute, chronic, preventative medical care, and dignified funerals for blues musicians and their families. Throughout the year at various events the HART Fund provides free health screenings for musicians, with services including but not limited to checking blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, prostate cancer, Hep C, anemia, thyroid, kidney
and liver testing via blood work.”
To this end I hope to be able to donate or sell prints of my artwork to people who donate to the HART Fund - generating more support than I can on my own.
Good Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise, the plan will come to fruition this year.
In the meantime, I encourage you to make a donation to this worthy cause.
MY ARTWORK PRINTS
Currently, I utilize metal prints made by a company in CA .
The colors are extraordinarily vibrant and the depth of the coating retains
the luminous quality of the artwork seen in the original digital version.
Because the image is infused into and not onto the special coating, the prints have an archival value and durability without the need for a protective glass. The prints are not only scratch-resistant, they are also waterproof. This allows for hanging in bathrooms, kitchens and other areas where paper prints would be susceptible to water damage.
Displaying without glass also makes viewing images more intimate and reduces glare.
The rigidity of the metal plates allows for several unique and contemporary hanging
methods – such as no edge frame - that is impossible with a paper print,
creating an ultra-modern look.
Like any fine art print, these prints should not be exposed to direct sunlight.
However, they can be hung outdoors if they are out of direct sunlight. Metal prints
have an archival value that is better than the best giclée* or photographic papers.
*Giclée: Pronounced zhē-¦klā.
A process that uses a 12-color ink jet printer, acid free papers and pigment based archival inks.