"The cane as part of my life now , everywhere I go I must have my cane."
- Christine Nelson
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.
New York City
“To have my art hanging in someone's home is an overwhelming feeling.”
Art is in the blood of Manhattan native Christine Nelson. The daughter of a craftsman and avid lover of the arts, Christine began making art at a young age and worked as a professional graphic designer until experiencing a stroke that severely limited her ability to speak.
Through the creation of art, Christine discovered a way to communicate her thoughts and feelings without words. After ten years of hard work, Christine has fully regained the ability to speak and has significantly increased her vocabulary, which she considers one of her greatest achievements. Due to persistent seizures, Christine is unable to maintain full-time employment and produces art to support herself.
For Christine, creating art is a very freeing experience. Christine’s works are inspired by the work of famed artists Andy Warhol and Paul Klee, whose examples helped Christine see the unusual beauty in abstract colors and objects. Christine defines her personal style as “an abstract viewpoint with a twist.”
Christine uses her bare hand to create her striking paintings. She writes, “Since the stroke, my hand has become my wide brush, my chalk, and my guidance to my art.” Creating art with her hand has enabled Christine to embrace the challenges her disability has presented her with. Recently, Christine has been working diligently on learning how to read and write again.
Christine strives to be respected as an artist, regardless of her disability. Since she is unable to communicate verbally with the public about her art, Christine endeavors to create art so powerful that it speaks for itself. Christine eagerly accepts this challenge and views her disability as motivation to continue growing further as an artist. She believes that with a positive outlook and strong work ethic “all things are possible.”
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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