A little background
I started this art print project because I wanted to share some of the images I’d accumulated in my photographic archive that I not only found particularly pleasing, but that I also thought, with the right treatment, could work well as decorative wall art prints.
All the images I’m choosing to make these prints from have something in the subject that appeals to the viewer, whether it be beauty, quirkiness, humour, or a combination of these things.
I’m not a photographer, so just presenting my pictures in their original photographic form, albeit with the endless possibilities of retouching, wasn’t really a road I wanted to go down. Instead, I wanted to create art pieces out of them, in the style of a printmaker.
Using my experience of digital artwork creation, gained over many years as a graphic designer, I have developed a particular method of deconstructing a photographic image (or sometimes more than one) and rebuilding the elements into a single piece of vector line artwork. Each finished picture is a calculated balance—areas of bold, solid colour, partnered with shadow and highlight tones that are generated using line screens.
That doesn’t mean it’s a kind of pre-programmed, create-by-numbers affair, however—far from it. There’s a lot of thought, planning and experimentation required, and each subject needs a subtly different treatment to make it work.
The result, though, is a range of pieces that are a combination of the mechanical and the painterly. They also have a kind of ‘family resemblance’ to each other—a signature style, if you like.
Over time, I hope to build up a large and eclectic range of pieces. For now, I hope you enjoy what there is here so far, and if you do, remember you can join my mailing list for occasional email updates on new art print editions as they become available.
Why are the prints limited edition?
Some time ago, I started attending Affordable Art Fairs, and was switched onto the concept of original art that pretty much anyone could afford to buy, in the form of limited edition prints.
I fell in love with this concept, as it meant that people could easily own beautiful high-quality wall art, that wasn’t mass-produced.
That’s why all the prints available here are limited editions, not open editions. It’s as simple as that.
Each print I sell is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, detailing the name of the piece, artist name and signature, and the sequence number in the edition, plus a corresponding hologram sticker (to be attached to the back of the frame when the print is framed).
For your reassurance, I value honesty and my reputation—I would never attempt to sell more prints over and above the set edition number, as that would devalue the whole concept and destroy credibility, trust and loyalty. Once an edition is sold out, it remains sold out.
Thanks for dropping by, and I hope you enjoy the art!
Paul Alex Williams