AdamsAleArtPrints

Nautical, Octopus & Haeckel Wall Art, Prints & Posters

Oregon, United States · 11104 Sales

AdamsAleArtPrints

Nautical, Octopus & Haeckel Wall Art, Prints & Posters

Oregon, United States 11104 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Adam's Ale Art Prints specializes in nautical, octopus & Ernst Haeckel art prints and posters. I also make gold foil maps and canvas wall art.If you want a gold foil map that I don't have listed, let me know, I can likely make it. If you like my octopus prints, but want a different color than I have listed, let me know that too because I can likely make it.

Please message me if you have any questions.

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Last updated on Aug 19, 2016

Happy back to school!
Adam's Ale Art Prints specializes in nautical, octopus & Ernst Haeckel art prints and posters. I also make gold foil maps and canvas wall art.If you want a gold foil map that I don't have listed, let me know, I can likely make it. If you like my octopus prints, but want a different color than I have listed, let me know that too because I can likely make it.

Please message me if you have any questions.

Suzy Sweet

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Suzy Sweet

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The octopus on this triptych is called a Lord Bodner or Ballantine octopus but the true story is more interesting. This octopus is from a stipple engraving created during a scientist expedition carried out by Napoleon.
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This custom triptych was so large I had take it to another room to have the space to box it up. It's going to make quite a splash in its new home.
This vintage poster from the marine museum extolls the virtues of shark hunting (for fin soup and vitamin A). As of 2000, shark hunting for fin soup (finning) was banned in the USA. Great whites can live to be 70 years old and are an endangered species.
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The Story Behind Adam's Ale Art Prints

Welcome! I am glad you're here.

I named my shop Adam's Ale because Adam's Ale is a slang term for water; Adam's first drink. Adam's Ale Art Prints are about life and the history of the documentation of various forms of life, especially those having to do directly with water. Those scientific illustrations of yore were about new discoveries, and wisdom. Kind of like Eve's apple - but in a good way.

I love the water. I grew up along the Mississippi River because my dad was a riverboat captain. Now I live on the Columbia River in Oregon. The craggy coastlines, mixed with the cool breezes, the smell of the sea, and the powerful waves are a salve. There is no place I would rather be. I hope if you have never been to the Oregon Coast, you will get the chance some day.

I have a BA with a focus on ecology and believe the materials we consume should have meaning and be durable. The pigments I use in Adam's Ale prints are meant to last for a lifetime, as is the paper. The canvas I use is archival certified. I want these prints to be appreciated for generations.

I enjoy my work. I look through historical documents and journals for the most beautiful scientific illustrations I can find. I learn about the artists/scientists who created the illustrations and the historical significance of the pieces. I enhance and restore these illustrations to their former beauty and they become art prints. Afterwards, they go to homes, offices, classrooms and other important spaces, where they will live on. I am proud to be a part of the prolonging and sharing of scientific and artistic history.

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Last updated on Jul 1, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

With the exception of my Ernst Haeckel prints, I can change the colors and backgrounds of most of my prints. In addition, if you want a size that I don't have listed, please message me here. Chances are I can make your size.

If I don't have it, ask me for it, especially my gold foil maps. I can make almost any city or town!

Sizing details

Most of my prints have an extra .25" of white space on each side. This I'd so you can scoot your print under the mat for perfect placement and tape it down on the back of the mat (with acid free tape). If you don't want the extra space, let me know and I will remove it.

Care instructions

My papers are archival and my inks are long lasting pigments so your prints will last a long time. Still, it's a good idea to keep them out of direct sunlight.

My canvas prints are coated with a UV ray protectant that also protects your canvas art from scratching and discoloration. If you get something on your canvas print, please only use water and a very very soft cloth to clean it. If you absolutely must, dab a little palmolive and water on your soft cloth to clean the spot.

Wholesale availability

I also sell through Etsy wholesale! If you are interested in wholesale pricing and aren't a member of Etsy wholesale, please message me here at my shop.