Artist prints are unique and original artworks. The artwork itself has been hand-rendered and created by the artist, and is NOT a reproduction of an artwork. Any commercially printed or giclee reproduction is not an artist print. Artist prints are printed manually in the artist's studio. The smaller the edition, the more valuable it will be. Rarity is key for artist prints. Signed by the artist, numbered, and issued with a certificate of authenticity adds significantly to value. In the past quality prints were frequently made using laborious techniques such as etching, silk-screening, intaglio, etc. requiring large and cumbersome printing presses. Contemporary artists sometimes adhere to the earlier methods. But many more have taken to digital painting to create unique print editions while preserving the original integrity of fine art printmaking. All prints on this site are original artworks and made to last for generations. Have you noticed how boring walls are? The best remedy is art. Original art.
It is important to differentiate between the prints you buy at the big box stores and the ones made by hand by an artist. Sometimes artists will send a photo of a painting to a commercial printer and have them run off hundreds of prints. Don't be seduced by the image alone.
These limited edition fine art prints are genuine artworks, hand rendered digitally and studio printed by the artist. The editions are limited to 10 paper prints or 6 metal prints per image as shown in the print gallery section. When the edition is sold out, no more prints of that image will be available. This increases exclusivity and value. What is the process? No, you don't just click a button on your computer and one pops out. Images are created and digitally manipulated ie. painted with digital brushes using oodles of megabytes and often gigabytes. It is easy to quickly overload your hard-drive with all the visual information you create. As an artist you are making the same inspired decisions but it's not as messy! Truly a kind of new age art. You have the advantage of being more spontaneous because the medium is more forgiving so your work can take more risks. But additionally you need to learn to be a techie and you still need some special equipment. Ever tried printing on a sheet of metal with your desktop printer? See more about how these unique prints are made in my studio on the about the prints page.
Each print on this website is created with archival dye or pigmented inks and printed on a variety of substrates such as archival fine art hand-pressed papers or on aluminum or steel plates. Archival art is as permanent as it gets. The prints will not fade or color-shift and will last for generations. They are safe and stable to museum standards. Perfect accents for home, office or public settings. Great value in original artwork!
Archival artist's prints by well-known Canadian artist, Wendy Skog, explore the representations of nature, visual irony, and classical romanticism using digital media in the artistic and creative response to current world affairs, the information revolution and the accumulation of historical events. These original, aesthetic expressions are a synergistic response to the ever changing technological environment and the depletion of the natural environment. Remarkably, each hand rendered print is an original creation, not merely a reproduction of an artwork and therefore singularly genuine.
Often the images are rendered as abstract impressions such as the tulips depicted here. Please visit the print gallery to view the entire print portfolio.
The WaterGarden, #2 of an edition of 10, is an example of a purely abstract print. It was created using dozens of layers of digital visual information which were extensively shuffled for a result similar to the sensitivity of my acrylic canvases. It has taken years to learn to create such nuanced, textured, and colorful prints. I sincerely hope you can appreciate them.
The Wendy Skog print originals studio is located in Victoria BC Canada.
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