Borealart

fine art printmaking

Thunder Bay, Canada · 78 Sales

Borealart

fine art printmaking

Thunder Bay, Canada 78 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(26)

Announcement   Welcome to my shop that features original hand printed images on paper.

Artist Statement
My perception of the physical world and emotional response to it is the basis of my art, interpreted by drawing, painting, carving & printing onto paper. Employing careful observation I explore the delicate interplay existing between structure, form, colour, shadow and light. Landscape and the natural world are the prominent components in my work. Spending time in northern wilderness areas through my life has established a strong personal relationship to the land.
The region where I live harbours an amazing biodiversity found in the wilderness. I’ve chosen to illustrate an interconnectedness that exists between the landscape, living things and the elements. These studies might serve as an archive as forces of change proceed to alter these habitats and ecosystems.
Source material is acquired from my photographs and sketches. This is then translated via a variety of printmaking disciplines. A fair amount of time is spent developing the image and no matter what discipline is employed, each presents a set of challenges that force me to think and learn from, to expand my levels of skill with that medium. I use various printmaking techniques that include serigraphy, relief block, photopolymer and acrylic plate intaglio, and collagraph. I also implement traditional hand printing methods with more current non-toxic materials in the studio. I also employ hand color to a lot of my small works. Painting and drawing were skills I developed before venturing into the print realm and I find the marriage of the two forms adds that something extra and makes each print unique unto itself.
Brian Holden

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 20, 2016

Welcome to my shop that features original hand printed images on paper.

Artist Statement
My perception of the physical world and emotional response to it is the basis of my art, interpreted by drawing, painting, carving & printing onto paper. Employing careful observation I explore the delicate interplay existing between structure, form, colour, shadow and light. Landscape and the natural world are the prominent components in my work. Spending time in northern wilderness areas through my life has established a strong personal relationship to the land.
The region where I live harbours an amazing biodiversity found in the wilderness. I’ve chosen to illustrate an interconnectedness that exists between the landscape, living things and the elements. These studies might serve as an archive as forces of change proceed to alter these habitats and ecosystems.
Source material is acquired from my photographs and sketches. This is then translated via a variety of printmaking disciplines. A fair amount of time is spent developing the image and no matter what discipline is employed, each presents a set of challenges that force me to think and learn from, to expand my levels of skill with that medium. I use various printmaking techniques that include serigraphy, relief block, photopolymer and acrylic plate intaglio, and collagraph. I also implement traditional hand printing methods with more current non-toxic materials in the studio. I also employ hand color to a lot of my small works. Painting and drawing were skills I developed before venturing into the print realm and I find the marriage of the two forms adds that something extra and makes each print unique unto itself.
Brian Holden

Brian Holden

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Brian Holden

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(26)
Jan Chatwin

Jan Chatwin on Apr 11, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

It’s just what I wanted! Just as pictured. Thank You! Great service. Regards Jan

kathrynmarshall44

kathrynmarshall44 on Apr 8, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Very beautiful, will be treasured and appreciated for many, many years!

Laura Peddie

Laura Peddie on Feb 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

A beautiful piece that arrived very quickly. Highly recommend this shop!

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About

Inspired by nature

I began my career as a freelance illustrator. For the past two decades I have created as a multi-discipline medium printmaker. Inspiration is mostly found in nature as well as my surroundings. My works have been exhibited through both solo and group displays in various Canadian gallery spaces. In addition to being a studio based artist I also give workshops in the print disciplines and frequently visit classrooms in schools as an art educator.

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 29, 2016
Hello and Welcome to my Etsy shop. I hope you will find my original hand printed art to your liking. All work is original and is printed by hand using a variety of printmaking disciplines.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
I will make every effort to pack your purchase that will best protect it during shipping. Generally I do not charge for additional insurance on an item. If a buyer requests this they should contact me by email and I can add this on.
Payment
I accept Etsy Direct checkout, PayPal and international money orders.
If you reside outside of Canada please allow 1 - 2 weeks for delivery from time of purchase.
Shipping
I ship using Canada Post.
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