Announcing the Fine Art Print Shop

Announcing the Fine Art Print Shop

Launching Monday

+ 3 Reasons to Shop our Fine Art Print Shop

Over the years, I've collected my film expolorations of the various cities that draw me in for more... After several requests from friends and family members, I've released my collection of fine art prints for purchase by way of an online shop. Part of me is torn, I've always held these images more closely, than my portrait and wedding work. Because these spaces and cityscapes called for me to photograph them, I've been scared for far too long to share them. I guess that conneciton to these images is why I feel I need to share them. Because I hope that someone else feels that connection.  

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For me, there are 3 reasons I buy art. 

 

1. Buy it because it connects you to a time & place, real or imaginary--escapes are a good thing.

2. Buy it to adorn your walls.

3. Buy it because it inspires you to look around yourself and see things differently. 


This article gives 10 fabulous reasons to buy original artwork. 

1. Owning original artwork has a positive effect on the environments of people who own it, which inevitably makes life more enriching.
Enough said. Happy walls make happy people. Even if your art choices are on the “darker side,” your visual enjoyment of it will make you happy and ultimately enrich your life.
2. Owning original artwork is more than just decoration; it inspires us to look at the world in a different way. We always stress not to match, or worry about the décor. Just buy what you like and it will inspire.
3. Buying art supports artists directly, allowing them to continue with their creative process, which in turn continues to improve the quality of life for all of us.
Let’s face it, an “art-less” world is not where I’d want to live. Support your local artists.
4. Art is an environmentally-friendly form of enjoyment. It is easy to maintain and energy efficient.
Okay so it sounds pretty silly, but it’s true. Think of anything that you may do for daily enjoyment and then think of how it affects the environment. Looking at art on your wall has a zero-carbon footprint!
5. Original artwork intrinsically feels handmade, unlike reproductions and mass-produced work.
Buying original work will always make you happier than buying a slick print. Handmade anything beats mass-produced any day.
6. Your art choices and curating your own art collection is a means of personal expression and this reflects your individual personality. Some people express themselves through what they wear or what they say, while others collect interesting things that say just as much about themselves. Have fun with it. Nobody’s judging.
7. Buy original artwork for its uniqueness. Owning something that’s all yours is an exciting thing.
While some people want only what others have, it’s always more interesting to have what others don’t.
8. Though investment purposes shouldn’t be the main incentive for buying original art, it doesn’t hurt that a piece you bought ten years ago has doubled in value. Always a fun bonus in the art of art collecting!
9. If you think about it, art in your home or office can really humanize the space you’re in. Art will give it character and warmth, transforming any room into a livable environment.
10. Art can inspire thought and questions in adults and children alike, engaging the viewer to think and learn about the subject matter. It can kick start a worthwhile dialogue between anyone enjoying it.
— Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood, from the Huffington Post

:http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/lisa-diamond-katz-and-shira-wood/buy-art_b_5460520.html