SallyTraceFineArt

Modern Abstract Paintings and Fine Art Giclée Prints

Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

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Announcement    Welcome! Original paintings are shipped by me, and my giclée prints are custom ordered from my printers facilities and shipped directly to you. There may still be some delays in shipping at this time. You can also visit me at my website: www.sallytrace.com , and you may always write with any questions, thank you! sally @ sallytrace.com

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Welcome to my Etsy shop where you'll find a selection of my art...original paintings, fluid paintings, geometric paintings and fine art giclee prints that are modern, contemporary, joyful, full of life, bold color and movement. Some have representational elements and some are fully abstract.

I have many painting techniques that I have developed though the years. My fluid acrylic pour paintings evolve spontaneously and are filled with tiny details that need to be seen close-up, so I take a lot of close-up photos. My geometrics have a cubist sensibility and a strong graphic element with gradated colors that form a harmonious whole. My textured paintings grew out my interest in mid-century color field expressionist painting. They all have a very imposing presence in person.

My spirituality and my interest in the eternal nature of life drive all my creative endeavors. You can see this in many of my paintings and their titles.

My art has evolved in a very interesting ways through many years of art-making. Hundreds of my paintings hang in homes and businesses all around the world. My paintings have been published in several brochures and publications for symposiums and other academic events. This usually comes about because my image evokes something related to the spirit of the endeavor. Often people in business will want one of my images as inspiration in the workplace, often involving themes such as creativity, a positive forward-looking spirit, a new beginning. One of my paintings was used for the cover of a college textbook. My paintings played a role in the 2007 movie "Universal Signs" in which the leading man was a painter.

I maintain a private studio in our home in Pennsylvania, USA. Selling online-only provides me with the creative and artistic freedom that is necessary to produce the art that is uniquely mine.

You can see more of my art around the web:

My Website: https://www.sallytrace.com/

My Blog: https://www.sallytrace.com/blogs/abstract-art

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sallysart

My Etsy Shop: http://sallytracefineart.etsy.com

Instagram: http://instagram.com/sallytrace

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/sallytrace/

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 14, 2021

Welcome! Original paintings are shipped by me, and my giclée prints are custom ordered from my printers facilities and shipped directly to you. There may still be some delays in shipping at this time. You can also visit me at my website: www.sallytrace.com , and you may always write with any questions, thank you! sally @ sallytrace.com

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Welcome to my Etsy shop where you'll find a selection of my art...original paintings, fluid paintings, geometric paintings and fine art giclee prints that are modern, contemporary, joyful, full of life, bold color and movement. Some have representational elements and some are fully abstract.

I have many painting techniques that I have developed though the years. My fluid acrylic pour paintings evolve spontaneously and are filled with tiny details that need to be seen close-up, so I take a lot of close-up photos. My geometrics have a cubist sensibility and a strong graphic element with gradated colors that form a harmonious whole. My textured paintings grew out my interest in mid-century color field expressionist painting. They all have a very imposing presence in person.

My spirituality and my interest in the eternal nature of life drive all my creative endeavors. You can see this in many of my paintings and their titles.

My art has evolved in a very interesting ways through many years of art-making. Hundreds of my paintings hang in homes and businesses all around the world. My paintings have been published in several brochures and publications for symposiums and other academic events. This usually comes about because my image evokes something related to the spirit of the endeavor. Often people in business will want one of my images as inspiration in the workplace, often involving themes such as creativity, a positive forward-looking spirit, a new beginning. One of my paintings was used for the cover of a college textbook. My paintings played a role in the 2007 movie "Universal Signs" in which the leading man was a painter.

I maintain a private studio in our home in Pennsylvania, USA. Selling online-only provides me with the creative and artistic freedom that is necessary to produce the art that is uniquely mine.

You can see more of my art around the web:

My Website: https://www.sallytrace.com/

My Blog: https://www.sallytrace.com/blogs/abstract-art

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sallysart

My Etsy Shop: http://sallytracefineart.etsy.com

Instagram: http://instagram.com/sallytrace

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/sallytrace/

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Original Abstract Acrylic Paintings and Fine Art Giclee Prints

Thank you so much for stopping by! I've been selling my original paintings and giclée prints online since 2002. I'm a full time self-employed artist from Pennsylvania, USA. I sell my original paintings and canvas giclée prints online-only, directly to my collectors.

I work in acrylic and oil on canvas. My poured paintings are very fluid and free. My geometric paintings are very lively with suggestions of cubism. Some paintings are very textured and some are smooth. All original paintings are on cotton canvas which is gallery wrapped around wooden stretcher bars. I paint the sides, apply multiple coats of varnish to the whole painting and wire the backs so you can hang your paintings right out of the box.

A bit of my history: When I was very young, my mother took a correspondence course in art history. From Michelangelo to Dali, those big color plates and books full of prints had an enormous impact on my young mind. It was the middle of the 20th century and I was captivated by Modernism. I learned that I could draw well and had a strong desire to be an artist.

As an adult, I studied Fine Art at Bucks County Community College and graduated with honors. I was influenced by the late art historian Hafez Chehab, by his love for modern art, his enthusiasm for beautiful compositions, harmonious colors, lively brushwork. He encouraged me to pursue my abstract painting. I was also influenced by the sculptures of Bernie Mangiaracina, and served an apprenticeship in bronze casting with Bernie. My work is still informed by his Brancusi-like, elegant curving sculptural forms. I took courses and workshops at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, including portraiture, color theory and colorfield abstraction.

I focused on commissioned portraiture for many years because I thought that was what real artists did, but my true love was always abstraction. In 1999 I had a health thing that caused me to re-evaluate what I was doing with my life and my art. From that point forward, I followed my passion to create abstract paintings that are rooted in 20th century modernism, the art that inspired me as a child.

In 2000-2004 I showed my abstracts locally in the Philadelphia and New York areas, including the Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Annual, and the Bowery Gallery in Chelsea. In 2005 I made the decision to show my paintings online only. This provides tremendous artistic freedom and allows me to stay at home in my private studio, which gives me great comfort and joy.

My paintings have been featured on book covers and brochures, and played a role in the movie “Universal Signs” in which the leading man is an artist. Today my inspiration comes from the sheer joy of painting and, as time goes by, is more and more connected to my spirituality.

Shop members

  • Sally Trace

    Owner, Artist

Production partners

  • Fine Art Giclee Printer

    United States

    Fine art printer with facilities in the US, EU, UK, AU

  • Fine Art Printer

    United States

    This printer produces excellent fine art giclee prints on rolled canvas

  • Fine Art Printer

    United States

    Fine art giclee printer for rolled canvas and paper

  • Fine Art Giclee Printer

    Champlain, NY

    Outstanding giclee printer for stretched canvases

Shop policies

Last updated on August 25, 2021
I don't accept returns or exchanges, but you may always contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
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
Returns and exchange details
***Please note: Giclee prints are custom ordered and made to order by my printers and I am therefore not able to accept returns or exchanges. Damaged or defective prints will be replaced at no charge to you. Please keep both the art and the shipping boxes and send me photos within 7 days so I can order your replacement as soon as possible, thank you.

Original paintings can be returned to me in Pennsylvania, USA. You will be required to contact me within 3 days of receipt for a return authorization, and return ship within 7 days. Please use the original packaging and insure the shipment for it's full value. The buyer is responsible for return shipping and insurance costs. Any loss in value due to damage during return shipping will be the responsibility of the buyer. If I receive the original painting undamaged, the buyer will be reimbursed the price of the original painting minus a 20% restocking fee.

Custom made-to-order paintings are not returnable. I provide lots of in-progress photos ans also good final photographs of the finished painting before shipping.

In the event of damage during shipping, please contact me within 3 days and please keep and photograph both the box and the art so I can submit my claim with the shipper. Of course I will take care of you, the buyer, in these rare instances. Damaged prints will be replaced at no charge. Please keep the box in case the shipper wants to see it. Thank you very much.
Payment
Please contact me if you need help checking out: sally @ sallytrace.com. Thank you!!!
Shipping
Original paintings are carefully packaged and shipped by me in PA, USA via UPS or FedEx Ground/Home Delivery (street address and phone number required). Includes insurance, tracking and signature confirmation. AK, HI & PR large paintings will incur higher shipping costs, please check with me before ordering or use the shipping upgrades.

Giclee prints ship directly to you from my printers facilities. Please note that these are custom, made-to-order items and are therefore not returnable.
Additional policies and FAQs
All artwork and photographs are copyrighted by the artist Sally Trace. No reproduction of any kind is permitted without written permission from the artist.

More information

Last updated on Sep 14, 2021
Frequently asked questions
What is a Canvas Giclee Print?

Giclee prints start with a very high resolution digital image made directly from the original painting. I create the images myself, and I spend a lot of time working on my images in order to make excellent prints. I have them professionally printed on machines that have a wide color range and use archival quality pigment inks.

These prints show all of the textures of the original painting, but the printed canvas is smooth to the touch.

Giclee prints will last a lifetime and beyond, but as with all fine art, please keep them away from direct sunlight.

Giclee prints are custom ordered, made to order and can't be returned or exchanged.

What is the difference between original paintings and prints?

My original paintings are hand painted with acrylic paint, oil paint or mixed media on stretched canvas and they have textures from the paint. The sides are either painted black or have the painting continued around the sides.

A giclee print is made from high resolution digital photograph of my original paintings and printed with archival inks onto fine archival matte paper or canvas. Canvas Prints are stretched around stretcher bars, in the same way that an original painting is stretched around stretcher bars. I have the image mirror-wrapped around the sides. The texture is just the fine canvas weave with no paint brushstrokes, so it's pretty smooth but it looks very much like the original painting.

Can I return my print if I change my mind?

Giclee prints are custom ordered and can not be returned or exchanged. If there is any problem with your print, please write me right away. Defective or damaged prints will be replaced at no charge. Please keep and photograph both the art and the shipping box. Please write me if you have any questions. sally@sallytrace.com Thank you.

Do you ship internationally?

Due to the myriad new import tax and registration requirements imposed by individual countries, I'm no longer able to sell or ship internationally.