We have an exceptional collection of carefully curated items in our online boutique. We have selected items that exude elegance, style, and sophistication. To showcase some of these pieces and provide a little more insight behind the products and why we selected them, we will feature some of them on the blog on an ongoing basis.
Each month, we'll profile a different item, offering more information about the item and the artistry behind it.
This month's featured item is Shannon Plourde's artwork called "Even as the Others."
This piece features magnificent magnolias coming into life using broad neutral greys and delicately drawn flowers with accents of brilliant blue. This art piece is a great way to liven up your home this Spring.
One of the unique things about our artist-in-resident Shannon Plourde is that she uses sustainable practices and materials for all her original works of art. The canvases she uses are painted to preserve the environment from start to finish. Locally constructed and stretched with raw and natural fibers, each canvas is conditioned just enough to sustain the permanence of the paintings substrate. The process omits mediums and incorporates layers of washes filled with ninety percent water to ten percent pigment from earthen matter or dyes.
The artwork of Shannon Plourde is among the most asked about pieces we carry. Because of the overwhelming interest in these gorgeous pieces, we have made a limited number of reproductions available through both our online boutique and our retail boutiques. These reproductions, available in various sizes, are printed on gallery-wrapped canvas using archival inks, stretched on a 1-1/2"-deep wooden stretcher bars, and finished with a protective matte varnish.
Reproductions of Shannon Plourde's original paintings offer a sustainable product with a refined edge.
- Fine art giclee canvas is OBA (Optical Brightening Agents) free and will never yellow or fade.
- Wood used in the construction of the canvas frame is cut from renewable USA resources.
- Vegetable-based inks create color ranges that complement the quality of the canvas; the final protective coating used in the printing process is non-solvent and biodegradable.
- Tyvek backing paper is used to protect the artwork; it is acid-free and contains no damaging chemicals that could otherwise compromise the reproduction.
To view our entire collection of artwork by Shannon Plourde, click here.
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For more information about Shannon Plourde click here.