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I am an expert photographer and fine art printer, who channeled my creativity into photography fourteen years ago. Not just any photography, but travel photography...and what a perfect blend: travel, photography and telling my stories at shows. I work full time at this wonderful "job" although it never feels like a job. When you do what you love it's never work! I've been in this business for 12 years and since there is still a lot of world my husband Michel and I haven't seen, there is lot of work to keep me busy. My aim is to find you scenes that capture the essence of what it feels like to be in the location, not your standard tourist shots.
I generally don't do your standard tourist pictures. You can see those anywhere these days. I also don't want to see the same work year after year, that would just be boring. We are always looking for new travel spots to photograph to give us the ability to continually add new work. What thrills me and feeds my passion is to find scenes that make you feel the essence of the location when you look at them. I adore strong colour, scenes that lead you right into them, I'm not happy until the photos make me feel like the original scene did. My mission is to create fine art, to create pictures that people will want to see on their walls. People tell me my pictures talk to them, and I know it's true because they talk to me too!
I print using Archival Ultrachrome Inks and Archival paper or canvas on my Epson professional 44" printer, which means your picture will last 100 years, and I can print custom sizes up to 44" wide. I varnish each canvas with 2 coats of high quality UV varnish as it is important to me that your canvas is protected.
Nikon D800 camera: Might not seem like a big deal but it all starts with the high quality of a 36 megapixel file.
Photographic Paper: Epson Hot Press Bright or Epson Cold Press Bright
Canvas: Epson Exhibition Satin Canvas or Breathing Color Lyve Canvas
UV Varnish: Breathing Color Timeless UV Varnish, 2 coats on all canvases, big or small
Please note that the production time for matted photos on paper, greeting cards, and the smaller 8x10 and 11x14 canvases is 3-5 business days. The production time on stretched canvases 16" wide or larger can be a bit longer (5-7 days) Allow 2 weeks for custom sizes. We do a quite a few shows, so if I am out of town I will let you know by email, when I anticipate being able to ship.
Payment is by Paypal, but please note that you don't have to have a Paypal account in order to purchase, When you check out, there is an option on the Paypal site to pay by your own credit card.
Orders are shipped through Canada Post to the address on the Paypal Invoice. I will send you an email with the tracking details when the item is shipped. Items will normally be shipped within 5 business days, if there is any delay I will email you and let you know. If you have any concerns as to the length of time your item has taken to arrive, please contact me.
Please note that US deliveries will take longer to arrive due to the length of time the US Customs takes to clear the item. I may be able to estimate the arrival date when I ship, but customs delays are out of my control. You are responsible for any taxes or duty.
Many of my supplies are shipped to me in cardboard, and I do try to help the environment by reusing boxes.
I do custom orders, however note that with it may involve more of my time. If there will be an extra charge, I will let you know ahead of time. Please contact me by clicking the "Contact this artisan" link on my store profile and we can decide together if what you want is doable.
Return and Exchanges:
If you aren't happy with your order I will most definitely work with you to come up with a solution. Please contact me within 7 days of the receipt of your order if you aren't satisfied, email is best just in case I am away from home. I am happy to exchange but shipping charges to return the item are the responsibility of the buyer. Please keep in mind that the colours you see on your screen, may differ a bit from the original as your monitors may not be color calibrated.