I grew up in Southern California, where Birds of Paradise rule.  This abstraction plays with the silhouettes that I see when I imagine those Birds of Paradise;  The blue stamen is vivid against orange and green.  There are many exotic aves del paraíso in Mexico.  I have other works featuring these tropical birds.  These birds of paradise are simply color and shape.  Aves anyone?


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The yard in my childhood house in San Diego was filled with the traditional birds of paradise.  I love them.  Their long elegant necks end in a pointed bract making the bird’s beak.  The orange sepals come in multiples of threes, as do the vivid blue petals.  They were a constant in vases in my home. Their shapes are dramatic and singular.  They have a mind of their own and will not bend to your will.  You can pull the sepals and petals out to help them along. “Aves” was created from my intimate memory of the birds of paradise of my youth.


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Fine Art Paper Velvet, Matte Canvas Thin Stretched, Metal Float Hanger


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Fine Art Paper Finishing

Unless otherwise requested, all fine art paper prints will come with a one-inch border for ease of framing.   If you don’t want a border, let me know.  The art looks beautiful without a border “floated” (placed on top) of matte board. 

There are several options with deckled edge which should be floated on a matte.  Please contact me to discuss the options.

Canvas Stretching

I print on two types of canvas, matte finish (an elegant, smooth flat finish) and gloss finish (shinier and reflective).  In general, I prefer the matte finish.  These can be thin stretched on ¾ inch stretcher bars.  They can be hung unframed or framed.  Some pieces can be gallery wrapped where the image wraps around the side.  Or the side can be white, black or a complimentary color that I usually choose to go with the artwork.  There are other options.  You can have the canvas stretched over 1.5 inch stretcher bars, a dramatic look. 

Metal Prints

The metal prints have the look of a plexiglass or acrylic print and are more economical.

The Metal Print with a Float Hanger  

The surface white Gloss Metal Prints has a white base to maximize color and contrast. Its high gloss surface provides a metallic look while preserving the white points in an image. Final product should display high level luminescence effect for seemingly superior image density and contrast.

Metal Silver Gloss

The surface has a clear metallic base providing a true metallic look. Higher gloss surface allowing a more silver appearance. Provides a maximum luminescence effect for seemingly superior image density and contrast.

I am happy to provide advice on framing and can help you with this process.  Contact me.  I love to work with my clients!