Monthly Archives: January 2012

Mind blowing incredible art…must see!

This video just totally blew me away! The timing and layers of creativity just opened up a whole new avenue of painting for me…I’ll have to get out all my old house paints and play!!

Get your popcorn,sit back relax and enjoy the show!

Pouring Paint

Pinterest rises to the top!

Lately, I’ve seen more and more of my friends and family share “pins” from Pinterest. I’ve gone there occassionally to find art and see what’s new. So, I decided to sign up and give it a try. Not! I was placed on a waiting list, the nerve! I feel so rejected! Then I found out that you have to be invited by someone already in Pinterest. I guess I’ll just have to get in line!

If you’re not familiar with this site, it’s a two-year-old social bookmarking site that lets users collect and share things they like on the web, and has been driving increasingly significant amounts of traffic to retailers’ websites.

Well, recently this site has seen dramatic increase in traffice, like 429%!!

If anyone has experience with this site, good, bad or any success with it, hey, share it, we would all love to hear about it!

Here is the full article from Mashable, including tips how to use Pinterest, that is if you can get into this exclusive site!!

Fine art print services an artist partnership

The most common question I get about my prints is “Where do you get your prints?”, which I reply “I print from home”, followed by something like “You must have a really good printer!” At that point I emphasize that is the name of the company, “”, I always get a kick out of it, I can’t help myself! Unless, I’m selling hundreds of prints there is no way I would invest in an expensive printing machine, that requires maintenance, callibration training and who knows on ink. After researching online which company to use I decided to give ipfh a try and sent over a few images. Although I have come a long way with Photoshop, when I emailed my first order, the terms pixels and dpi’s were confusing and foreign to me. In my first order there was an image that wasn’t just large enough to print, this is where Sara Campos not only emailed me but also called me to make me aware of the issue! She went the extra mile to walk me through to make sure I would receive a quality product. When I received the prints in 3 days, they arrived in a sturdy package, by the way their shipping costs can’t be beat! I ordered the Somerset Velvet Giclees, they are so incredibly smooth and feel and look like my watercolors! Needless to say, my first experience was one of outstanding customer service and fine quality products, I’m hooked!
After utilizing their services for over a year, I decided to learn more about the company and share it with you. I met with Sara Campos (daughter) and George Campos (father) at their location in Tonawanda, NY and what I discovered is not a small company pumping out production but an “Artist Partnership”. The company was started in 1979 as the Campos Photography Center by George Campos, and has evolved into that serves over 4,000 clients, about 90% are artists. They offer a wide range of products and services in addition, they are true partner in the arts. See, their involvement isn’t limited to creating fabulous photography and fine art prints, they support artists in different ways, such as an online art show where artist can display their upcoming shows, they support art teacher programs in the past, special interviews with artists, they offer photography workshops and best of all an awesome website with tons of educational information to assist you with all your image and photography questions to make sure you a happy and satisfied customer!

Sara and George did have suggestions for artists, that is to get your work out there such as social networking. They stated that artwork on a wall is like a billboard! I had to reflect on that one, think about it, if someone purchases a print and it’s on display at a busy office, such a doctor, how many people see your work…in one day?

Magenta Somerset velvet print framed on Etsy

When I have a customer at my booth at a festival, I jump at the opportunity to wow my customer by placing the print next to the original and talk about the quality of the product, it’s an investment.

To learn more about ipfh, their line of products and how to get started visit them at and yes, please mention my name!

My tips
To order images, ipfh offers two methods, a traditional and a ROES, the traditional saves your images and it’s easy. Although the ROES, doesn’t save your or my image, it offers more manipulation for cropping and border options, my personal preference is the ROES.

To get a great print, it starts with a great image, that will be my next post, stay tuned and don’t change that channel! I look forward to your questions and comments.

Update on classes, workshop and demonstrations!

Attached is an email I sent out with a full update on my classes, workshop at the Yates county Arts Center and demonstration at Outside The Box Art gallery, hope to see you there!

Information about classes, click here to view email

Suburban Rochester Art Group- thank you!

I want to thank all the members of the Suburban Rochester Art Group for giving me the opportunity to share what I have learned and meet such a wonderful group of artists! I was very impressed with the interaction, making me feel like I was painting in the comfort of my studio, happy painting to all! Hope to meet again in the near future!

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