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.
“Painting is exciting and can be fun. Everybody should strive to do it.”
Carl Tyler was born on June 13, 1962. He is originally from the Bay Area, but now resides in Southern California. Carl lives with cerebral palsy and makes art at UCPLA Washington Place, where he attends the program two days a week. He says, “The program contributed to my life and I now have a sense of purpose. It’s the best program for me in LA. They support all my artistic endeavors.”
Carl loves sports - he treasures his San Francisco Giants championship ring replicas, and wears them on a chain every day. He loves to share the stories of these rings and talk about sports with new people. He spends the majority of his time at the UCPLA art program, where he creates art that depicts prominent sports figures - especially basketball stars. Carl enjoys accepting commissions to paint local or national sports heroes, interpreting each personality in his unique style.
Carl creates his art using adaptive technology created by the UCPLA art program. He paints with an adaptive grip tool that helps him hold the paintbrush. By completing the painting in taped-off sections, Carl achieves large portraits with bold colors. He then captures the unique details of each face utilizing paint and pen.
Carl makes art because he deeply enjoys the process of overcoming challenges. When asked about his artistic practice, Carl says: “I feel something special when I am making art. What I love about making art is seeing what I can do on my own. It is very exciting.” His medium of choice is painting because it allows him the freedom to be creative. He explains, “When making art, I feel energized and empowered. Art is important to me because it expands my horizon.”
Carl’s story is one of incredible resilience, will, determination and creativity. He shares an anecdote related to his birth: “I was told that I died five times when I was first born, yet I survived! It took a lot of patience and perseverance and family support for me to have been able to overcome the challenges of life. Especially from my mother and older brother.” Carl is proud to be able to share his art, his story, and his painted sports heroes with a larger platform through ArtLifting!
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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