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Everlasting Shades of Amber

Everlasting Shades of Amber

When fiery youth and life is brief,
questions and sadness remain.
Yet in another realm, his spirit bids us
To dance with tigers, and gallop joyfully into the unknown…
to keep our hearts open, despite the pain
and know that love always is,

and will come again.

 

~ Kim McElroy

  • THE STORY BEHIND THE ART

    Shades left the earth suddenly just as he was beginning a life with his new owners. He was young and strong and healthy, so the loss was unfathomable. Mitzi and Lisa felt compelled to contact me to ask me to paint his beautiful spirit, to try to grasp the loss, and to honor the love.

     

    In meditating with Shade’s spirit, I had a vision of him playing in water accompanied by a playful tiger. They romped and rolled in complete and utter joy. My experience of envisioning such an unlikely alliance was incredibly beautiful and powerful. Mitzi and Lisa felt comforted by the thought of his spirit expressing such joy.

     

    Upon seeing the portrait, Mitzi and Lisa realized it was confirmation that Shade's was conveying a message of their spirit connection. They revealed that the main feature of their property was a beautiful pond and that Shades was unusually attracted to water. So much so, that when ridden in the shallows he was inclined to want to roll. It hadn't occurred to them to note this synchronicity until they saw the artwork, for their pond looked exactly, in the watery colors and grassy curves, just like the pond I painted.

     

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PLEASE NOTE: International Print Shipments:

​Free Shipping is only offered on Domestic USA shipments and doesn't apply to Canadian and International Shipping. With the variety of products we offer, it is impossible to accurately predict Shipping charges to different countries. Shipping costs for prints are calculated AFTER checkout based on package weight and distance. Customers will receive an invoice to cover any additional costs. Please note that we are only charging the amount to ship, which exceeds what we are offering as free packaging and shipping. Tracking is also sometimes unreliable but our packages have always landed safely. ​Border fees, duties, and handling fees might apply.

When ordering prints: I have my art custom-scanned with the highest resolution possible to capture every stroke and texture of the original pastel. For most of my prints, my publisher, American Moulding, offers a variety of options shown below. I also offer Custom Prints which are made locally and hand-signed and shipped from my studio.

 

Paper Prints and Matted Prints are printed on substantial 180g Archival Matte paper. They are wrapped in clear protective packaging in a flat mailer.

Regarding Matted Prints: The size of the matted print indicates the outside edge of the mat dimensions. An 11" x 14" matted print fits in a frame with an 11" x 14" opening. Depending upon the artwork dimensions, mats are approx 1 1/2" - 2" wide

 

 

Premium Fine Art Prints are printed on luscious 310g Sunset Textured Watercolor paper. They are shipped rolled in a sturdy tube. This allows the larger size to ship economically and damage-free.

Canvas Prints are finished with a mirror image of the art around the edge and mounted on 1.5” inch stretcher bars. They include a wire for hanging and are shipped in a sturdy cardboard crate

Please Note:  Some of my artwork is different in ratio than standardized sizes. They work best with custom framing by your local frame shop. For more affordable framing, consider the Matted Prints which allow any size of art to become a standard-sized dimension to allow ease of selecting a store-bought frame. 

Due to supply chain issues, our current turnaround times are as follows:

Paper Prints: 1 to 2 weeks

Matted Prints: 3 to 4 weeks

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For the 11x14” Matted Print the Art Image is approximately 8x10”

For the 16x20” Matted Print the Art Image is approximately 12x16”

I am honored to create this beautiful piece for you to frame behind glass and hang in a special place in your home. Each print is as much my art as the original, carrying the energetic blueprint of the art into your life.
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