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.
San Jose, CA
“Finding a community is so important to me, to know other artists in a similar situation as me and share my life story through art.”
Cuban native Nancy Arteaga has created art throughout her life to sustain herself and her family. While living in Cuba, Nancy and her children would create art to put food on their table; having immigrated to America she now creates art as an outlet for the anxiety and depression that is present in her daily life. Immigrating to America has presented Nancy with more opportunities she has a longing for home, “leaving Cuba at a mature age was very difficult and heartbreaking. I have missed the rich culture and lively days of the land I grew up in.”
Nancy’s paintings channel her longing for the culture that she has left behind. The colors, the movement, and the subjects that are present in her paintings are a way to connect what she left in Cuba. There is an emotional energy that is present in Nancy’s work that is expressed through the vibrancy of the colors that she chooses. Her paintings are a way to communicate what words cannot - “Through my paintings I could express emotions that I could not express another way with worlds.” Nancy elaborates on her personal connection to art, “I have painted my sorrows, my joys, my brushes have become me and I have become them.”
Despite all of the challenges that Nancy has faced, her desire to help those around her has never wavered. Nancy spends her time volunteering, creating art and using what resources she has to send medicine, clothing and toys to those still in need in Cuba, “My biggest aspiration is to help others in need through my art.” Nancy is a true artist, enjoying the process of creating as much as the product. “I truly enjoy mixing the colors and creating textures, it gives me so much pleasure to see how it all comes together at the end.”
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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