“De Ton Centre,” Dominique Boutaud

“De Ton Centre,” Dominique Boutaud

Dominique Boutaud: “I play with forms that have the power of human thoughts and the love I have to use bright colors indicates the motion of life. I take the paint material as it comes and I work always very differently looking for new effects and for harmony. I create a world where colors mix […]

“Untitled,” Drew Doggett

“Untitled,” Drew Doggett

Drew Doggett: “I search for subjects with unique stories in corners of the world available only to those purposefully seeking them … I’m preparing to release my latest collection which features the epic dunes of Sossusvlei, Namibia. The images capture the spirit of this vast and desolate area characterized by organic geometric shapes, the intersection […]

“Aeon of Harporcrates,” Sapphire Frater

“Aeon of Harporcrates,” Sapphire Frater

Sapphire Frater’s “Aeon of Harporcrates”  is inspired by “dissolution and unity with infinite-limitless space,” the artist says, “to become one with all that is infinite.” After its exhibition at Art Expo New York this year, the work will be exhibited in Paris at the Carrousel Du Louvre in 2015. It has received rave reviews by […]

The Guerrilla Framer

The Guerrilla Framer

By Paul Cascio The framing and art industry has undergone a number of changes in recent years. Some of these were by design, while others were forced. Many were positive, perhaps even revolutionary, including innovations in technology. Most were evolutionary, brought on by the ever-growing power of the Internet. Yet other changes, like the proliferation […]

Urban Ashes—An Eco-Conscious Business

Urban Ashes—An Eco-Conscious Business

By Linda Mariano Just under six years ago, Paul Hickman created Urban Ashes—a company that makes picture frames from recycled wood and other salvaged materials alongside a mission to create jobs for a transitional workforce. And although it may be a relatively new company, it’s one that is steeped in the fundamentals of good business: […]

Looking for Summer: Time for a Framing Change

Looking for Summer: Time for a Framing Change

By Tara Crichton Historically, spring is my favorite time of year. I say “historically” because this seems like the spring-that-wasn’t. Fall got co-opted by winter and spring has gotten bullied into submission, too. My personal response has been to revolt against the grey by bringing as much color into my personal space as possible. I […]

You, the Designer!

You, the Designer!

By Michael Pacitti What makes a good custom framing designer? You’ve probably heard me mention many times in my Color and Design seminars and workshops: “It might be time to change your job description to custom-framing designer rather than a custom framer.” Generally, custom framers are decorators, and that’s not a bad thing. However, they […]

“Portersville Bay II,” Brad Robertson

“Portersville Bay II,” Brad Robertson

Brad Robertson: “My trademark is texture and bold color combinations. My two main compositions are the landscape and portal. And red paint—every piece has it somewhere.” bradrobertson.com

Your Summer of Art

Your Summer of Art

Next time you’re thinking about booking a flight to LaGuardia, why not try one of these less well-known artistic hot spots instead?

A New Way to Learn

A New Way to Learn

From intuitive and abstract painting to technical drawing and more traditional painting instruction, the online art world is open to everyone. All you need is a computer, an Internet connection and, like everything else in art, dedication.

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