Materials Used

I use only the best quality, artist grade paints. All work is finished with at least 2 protective coats of UV varnish. I use either gloss or matte depending on the work. 

I do most of my work on Gallery Wrapped Canvas. 

Gallery Wrap is a method of stretching an artist’s canvas so that the canvas wraps around the sides and is secured to the back of the wooden frame. The frame is usually 1.25″ thick. As a result, the hardware used to secure the canvas is not visible. The sides of the canvas are prepared and primed in the same manner as the face. They may then be painted a solid color or painted to continue the image appearing on the face. This method of stretching and preparing a canvas allows for a frameless presentation of the finished painting.

 

Gallery Wrap Vs. Canvas Stretching  

The difference between a gallery wrap and a stretched canvas:

There is sometimes confusion between “gallery wrap” and a “stretched canvas”. Gallery wrap is a method of displaying art wrapped over thick wooden bars. There are no visible fasteners (e.g., staples or tacks). It is a finished product that is intended to be hung unframed.

In contrast, stretched canvas is not a finished product. This process precedes the framing process. The hardware is also unique; the stretcher bars are thinner allowing the fasteners to show.

 

 

 

 

I also sometimes use wood supports.  

These are also meant to be hung without a frame.

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me