In a quest to really set myself apart from other artists doing similar things, I thought long and hard about paper prints. Should I, or shouldn't I? In what form, how many options, for which venues? I was also picky with the choice of paper and the details of the packaging; I knew how I wanted it to feel in my hands -- in your hands! Months of thinking and research went into the fine-art print venture after the fancier mediums had already been set up. Some may argue that this would have been the most logical, natural start, but I suppose I do things backwards sometimes! The real challenge was to pinpoint exactly how I wanted to fit into a market dominated by posters and fine-art prints, and how my approach could be fresh, captivating and enduring.
Although prints are usually mass-produced, I refused to pare my collection down to a bare minimum of images and to produce enormous quantities of these select few. In addition to this versatility, I also decided to maintain a "made for you" feel, with options for you to customize here and there, and with all prints being hand-stamped and hand-packaged with love (by my hands, in case clarification was warranted...and do not worry - I wear fingerprint-proof gloves!). But my absolute favorite part of all was the idea to create themed collections to give these fine-art prints extra feeling. Prints can be ordered individually, or in sets of 5 or 10 prints in a given series. Not only do the images have a better story to tell when they come in a collection, but you also get to save up to 15% when ordering a set (rather than individual prints). All details are provided on the fine-art-prints product page.
The Montreal Collection will continue to grow over time (as soon as this dreadful winter ends, I'll head out there, I promise) and new collections will regularly be added as well. There is, after all, a certain consistency in the kinds of colors, moods, lights and subjects that catch my eye, as well as the kinds of places I return to. So, stay tuned for updates and remember to follow on Facebook and Google+! I hope you will enjoy the fine-art prints as much as I've enjoyed creating them!