"WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Selena saw her bio on tv before the movie; such a time of a happy life to tragic death. This was one of my favorite songs. She also designed fasion line of clothes. What an artist! Maybe thru movie and songs she will live on. Do you know Selena?"
- Judi JMW
Prints are produced on demand on either mounted wrapped canvas or giclee fine art paper in a variety of sizes here in the United States. High quality print reproductions for your home or office designed by artists living with homelessness or disabilities.
"Although my life has been marked by much sadness, sorrow, struggles, and difficulties, there is also this radiant flower that always blooms inside. No matter the hard times, that flower just keeps blooming."
Judi, who prefers to go by her artist name JMW, defines herself as an “expressive artist.” A trained dancer and actress, JMW combines all of her talents when creating her paintings; she chooses a song based on the mood or emotion that she wants to express, and then paints. “I allow the music to flow through me and the dance helps to shape and create the painting. I hope people feel that that my paintings are full of life, emotion and energy, because that is what I put into creating each one!”
JMW was diagnosed with a mental illness at age 22 and struggled for many years, yet notes she always found comfort in art workshops. JMW currently works with a community support team at Thresholds on Chicago’s North Side, and feels she has reached her definition of success or “recovery” in her life. She says, "I prayed I'd be able to make a living off my artwork, and now I really am!"
Creating her paintings helps JMW transform all of the pent-up emotions she has been holding throughout her life into pure happiness. She says, “It’s like I was trapped inside a box my whole life, and now I can express myself big and loud through my paintings, and feel that people value what I create. I feel overjoyed when my paintings go to a good home where people love and appreciate them. It's like I get to share the best parts of myself with the world. Through painting, I feel that I have transformed into a butterfly!"
Our Fine Art Paper and Photo Paper are OBA-free acid-free, 310gsm, bright white water-resistant paper made from 100% cotton. The fine art paper is a premium, flat, textured canvas paper. Our Mounted Canvas is a polycotton blend matte canvas using a pH coating that is optical brightener additive-free, acid-free, and whitening agent-free.
Each of our frames are hand built upon order to fit each piece. fine art paper and photo paper prints are framed with classic contemporary authentic wood measuring 1¼” w x ¾” h with a ⅝” rabbet with glass covering and optional white matting. Our mounted canvas prints are framed in floating authentic wood measuring ⅝” w x 2” h with a 1 ¾” rabbet.
Prints and frames are made to order and ship from within 5-7 business days of your purchase via UPS from California. If your prints arrive damaged please let us know and we will correct them for you.
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