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.
“I want people to enjoy art and it to make them experience different feelings like happiness.”
Preston creates art as a way to express himself, explore his creative outlook, and help his mental health. He feels at peace while painting and thrives on the joy he can see when others view his artwork. He’s a young adult with high-functioning autism who defines his artistic style as abstract and expressive.
Preston was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. He’s a graduate of Tennessee College of Applied Technology and currently works as an Administrative Assistant at Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Treatment Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Preston also volunteers at St. Thomas Hospital and is a member of the Best Buddies of Tennessee Citizens Program.
Preston enjoys using acrylic paint because it dries quickly and he can mix and layer colors to create texture. He will occasionally use a palette knife as a brush to further express himself.
Sometimes Preston sees an image in his mind that he paints, other times he paints what he feels. Each work of his has a unique story to tell. Preston enjoys the process of choosing the canvas, colors, and brushes. After finishing a piece, it’s incredibly rewarding to him to share his work with others and says: “Being able to bring people joy through my art is a wonderful thing.”
Some of Preston’s main artistic inspirations come from nature, music, comic books, sci-fi, and his parents! Preston also describes that his pet guinea pig has inspired him through her “adorable face, noises, and happiness.”
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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