"My indoor hibiscus that blooms when all the snow surrounds us...."
- Ann DesRoches
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.
“The arts make the world go round. Where would we be without creativity, color and expression?”
Ann DesRoches, is a resident of Cape Cod Massachusetts, known locally as the "Cape Cod Colorful Artist.” She received a fine arts degree at Greenfield Community College and furthered her studies at Massachusetts College Of Art in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1989, she suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm, just before she was due to be married. Undaunted by these events, she married and went on to have three children, two of which are on the Autism Spectrum.
The process of working to regain her artistic skills and adapt her artistic style in addition to raising two children on the autism spectrum alone, after a divorce, gave Ann a unique perspective on living with a disability. This experience also deeply affected her understanding of the art process. Ann enjoys utilizing her creative skills to paint landscapes and flowers from her sea side home, on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She also created a series of artwork work reflecting on the on the experiences of her son’s living with autism, dedicated to her sons.
Ann's work has been in numerous galleries and shows throughout Cape Cod. Her art is in private collections nationally, as well as internationally. One of her present goals is to raise money through the sale of her art work to help her son with Asperger’s syndrome finish college. She is a true believer in the more spiritual and meditative aspects of art and works to use her talents to share more beauty with the world. She hopes that part of sharing her artwork and her story will “inspire others to overcome their obstacles, make them feel good about themselves and realize the potential inside of each of us.”
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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