About The Painting:
This is my signature icon, inspired by my April 2009 assault and battery. The slogan came shortly after and that was the birth of Acrylic Alchemy.
The artist journal and the messages from it were started around 2011 when I was on the precipice of homelessness. I didn't have the resources the paint, so painting the words in the journal satiated that desire just enough until I could get back on my feet again. I realized there are lots of other people struggling out there and perhaps they could use some hope and encouragement from someone that has been in their shoes. We all need a little boost sometimes and our vulnerabilities have the power to make us stronger both individually and collectively. These pieces are just a small sample from my hundreds of journal entries.
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Hand-Signed & Custom Embellished Giclees: Available for 4x listed retail prices of standard canvas option
*Custom sizes are available. Shipping and payment/payment plan terms vary for originals and custom orders. Black or white floater frame available for custom orders. Add 25% to custom giclee cost for floater frame.
A giclee (pronounced zhee-clay) is a high-end and upscale fine art reproduction. Each giclee is custom created just for you and stretched on a 1.5" stretcher bar.
In the giclee process, the image is generated from a high-resolution digital scan and printed with UV inks onto archival quality canvas. An ultra-fine stream of non-toxic water based ink, more than 4 million droplets per second, is jet-sprayed onto the canvas. This produces a combination of over 3 million possible colors resulting in prints that are lush and vibrant with the look and tonality of a fine art painting. A fantastic advantage of giclee printing is that the digital images can be reproduced to almost any size, giving me the ability to customize prints for a specific client.
Giclee prints have gained worldwide acceptance in the art community and can be found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Louvre in Paris, displaying works which cannot be allowed out of the museum cellars and would otherwise never be shown to the public.
Take a canvas giclee, give it a little extra love, make it one-of-a-kind, and you’ll have an artist enhanced giclee. My artist enhanced giclees are custom created and painted specially for you. I hand-embellish each one of these creations with paint, adding brushstrokes, textures, and pops of color. The paint really brings the giclee to life, adding bright and vivid energy. There is nothing like it. My artist enhanced giclees are the next best thing to my originals and at a fraction of the cost. Each one is hand-signed by yours truly.
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Standard Canvas Features:
Gallery quality canvas print displays vibrant artwork that is built to last. Printed with HP Latex Inks that are fade resistant. Inks are water based and solvent free so rest assured there are no harsh chemicals in your home. Assembled with 3/4" thick wood frame and glued wood core stretcher bars.
All canvas prints are wrapped and shipped in fitted packaging
- Ready To Hang - Mounting hardware comes attached.
- Leveling Bumpers Included - For wall protection.
- Semi-Gloss Print - Increased vibrancy of artwork.
- Beveled Wood Stretch Bars - Make frame less noticeable on front of canvas.
- Industrial Strength Staples - Ensure a tight fit that is sure to last.
When I first decided on the piece I wanted I contacted Micheal directly through messenger. He responded quickly, answered all my questions, provided me with resources and information that best fit my needs and wants and is a very humbled person!! I don’t buy art unless it’s an original and made by the person selling it. I have had many life changing experiences, I’ve been to the bottom and crawled my way back up only to fall again and again. Micheals art and story is relatable to me and I will always support a relatable, raw, honest person!
I really enjoyed working with you and I'm happy we found something perfect just for you :)
It came to Canada free and very quickly. I absolutely LOVE this slogan and it is proudly displayed in my bedroom so as I wake up everyday I am inspired! I'll be buying more of your work! Total now-3.
I love hearing that and so greatly appreciate the continued support! Thank you for sharing your experience :)
I bought the black on white as well a the white on black. I love the saying which goes along perfectly with Michael's signature. I bought both of these canvases so I can have one at home and one at work to always remind not to be afraid of being me!! Because the real me is definitely different
I LOVE THAT!!! I also love that you got both for contrast. Thank you so much :)