Friday, September 30, 2011

Clara Nilles - Job of the Week

Maryland artist Clara Nilles.
 Artist Clara Nilles has been drawing and painting since her early childhood in Baltimore, Maryland. Frequent visits to the zoo during her young life laid the groundwork for her obsession with both land and sea animal imagery. Following an 18-year-career in business and finance Nilles answered the creative call and took the plunge to pursue her dream of being a full-time artist. Around this time Clara began coming to Archival Arts with a series of  radiant, acrylic paintings and pastels for scanning and printing.  It is always a joyful experience for us to see what new creatures have flowed from her head onto her canvas. We recently completed a rather large job for her, printing over a hundred brilliantly colored animal paintings on canvas for a gallery show in Annapolis, MD.  Here’s to continued success, Clara!

"Candy Sprinkle Spotted Seals" - giclée on canvas by Clara Nilles

"Moody Blue Octopus on Sahara Gold" -  giclée on canvas by Clara Nilles

"Glowing Owl on Deep Amethyst" - giclée on canvas by Clara Nilles

Friday, September 16, 2011


Archival Arts is having a mat board sale this fall. It has been an inordinately busy summer here with an abundance of scanning, printing and framing all types of art. Now we find that we have some left over mat boards that just might suit your project and your budget. In our lobby we just installed a large rack that holds a wide assortment of sizes and colors of archival mat board. Next time you visit take a look and see if you can use a few pieces. They come in awfully handy for presenting your unframed prints, especially in  browse bins at art shows.  Presentation is extremely important. It gives your customer confidence in your art ---who does not want that! Stop by soon.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Diana Voisin

Artist Diana Voisin with a print from her "Barcode" series.
Anne Arundel County resident Diana Voisin makes a trip with her paintings to Archival Arts a couple of times per month. We met Diana early this year when she arrived with her first in a series of large bar code paintings which we scanned and printed. It must have been a big hit because since then we have been busy not only filling additional print orders for this image but scanning more paintings for her as well.
"Heart" giclée print by Diana Voisin
A candidate for a degree in fine art at Anne Arundel Community College, Voisin also carries a major in graphic design. One can immediately sense the influence of her interest in design reflected in her paintings such as “Heart” and "Barcode" on her web site.  Busy with building her portfolio, the student artist tells us that she plans, upon graduating next year, to transfer to a university where she will continue her work to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Good luck Diana and keep working hard.