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.
William Douglas (also known as Bill) is a prolific artist and has been creating art since the time he was first able to hold a pencil. He reports that art is the only thing that he really, fully enjoys doing. “Art,” he says “has ALWAYS been there for me, no matter how awful things were it has always been the most important thing in my life and still is. I love getting lost in my art away from all the world losing track of time and working hard on my own creations.”
William is dedicated to a daily art practice and works daily at his home studio and participates in individual and group art therapy sessions at Thresholds, a mental health agency that helps to support people with mental illness. He also participates in Project Onward which is a non-profit art studio and gallery for artists with disabilities in Chicago. William describes he has probably created over 10,000 + works of art over the years.
He shares that “mental illness and depression is something I've had to deal with my whole life and it has gotten worse as I’ve gotten older. But if it wasn't for Thresholds, my art therapist, and Project Onward I know I wouldn't be around today. It is still a struggle to get up and get going but through support and making my art, I have a renewed hope in the future and a caring group of individuals that believe in me.”
William enjoys working in a variety of art mediums but painting is his favorite. He often creates art about his dreams and uses different symbols and ideas to inspire his artwork. One of his goals as an artist is to have a piece in an art museum one day. William feels that selling his artwork contributes to a sense that “all this art that I am doing is worth it, that I’m not just fooling myself but contributing to a long history and tradition of art making.”
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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