"Painted from a live model in a flapper costume, the paint transformed her into an elegant dancer."
- Dale Wayne
High quality print reproduction for your home or office designed by artists living with homelessness or disabilities.
"The alcohol inks that I use for my art demand room and will not tolerate much control, which can be challenging, but is always invigorating. As I layer colors, senses of places both familiar and new emerge into pathways that turn into landscapes. A run-away drop becomes a rooftop. I slide the side of my brush and a stone fence appears. A repeated stroke might evoke a stand of trees or a field of hay. I become lost in worlds within worlds as the painting changes, until the colors tell me it is time to stop and the finished piece holds within it a place for the viewer to go.”
Dale Wayne grew up in a military family and lived in a variety of locations, with a particular affinity for her time in France. The landscapes she creates in alcohol inks bring her back to early memories of gathering lavender in the fields with her family. Dale used to work as an art teacher, but could no longer work after developing a disability due in part to a work accident and leaving her with severe joint problems, chronic pain, and debilitating fatigue. Despite multiple corrective surgeries, Dale Wayne has lost much of her mobility due to intense chronic pain and now utilizes her art as a form of travel. She engages in art as a way to reconnect with memories and travel through her imagination, letting herself get lost in the process.
“I feel a contentment from the sense of losing myself. I am very self-conscious, always worrying about what people think. When I create, I am lifted out of that and have a sense of just being; being my best self. It can be intense, like running a race, but at the end there is a restful satisfaction. With the inks, I feel like I am traveling, taking side roads, getting stuck in the mud, coming upon a sunlit glade. When I finish, it is as though I arrive at a place I have already been.”
Dale feels that art gives her life. She describes: “Whatever time is invested comes back in renewed life. Sometimes, I am desperately depressed and I make myself watch colors move on the tile. It lifts me. I am grateful for my studio space where I can create, regardless of my mobility.
Dale finds inspiration in Daniel Hillel’s words: “‘I get up, I walk, I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing.’ Art helps me keep dancing.”
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 2-5 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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