Announcement New Items: Hand-embellished Portland Holiday Cards, and new Print, Towel, and Notecards for Washington D.C. & Philadelphia
New Items: Hand-embellished Portland Holiday Cards, and new Print, Towel, and Notecards for Washington D.C. & Philadelphia
Portland Holiday Themed Postcard -- Portland Sign with Rudolf -- Hand Colored -- 5.5x4.5 -- Single or a Set of 6
Portland Holiday Notecards -- Portlandmark Holiday -- Hand Colored -- 5.5x4.5 -- Single or a Set of 6
ON SALE!! -- Travel America -- American Unity -- Art Print -- 8.5x11, 11x14, and 16x20 Poster of USA Landmarks
Washington D.C. Notecard - full color - District Columbia - Single or Set of 8 - folded Greeting Card
Portland Oregon Notecard -- Watching Over Portland -- folded Greeting Card - Single or Set of 8
SALE!! -- Portland Coasters -- Marquees of Portland Oregon -- 16pt Pulp -- Most famous signs in PDX
San Francisco Bay View Notecard - full color - California - folded Greeting Card - Single Card or Set of 8
ON SALE!! -- San Francisco Park Views Notecard - full color - California - folded Greeting Card - Single Card or Set of 6
ON SALE!!! -- Layers of Brooklyn Notecard - New York - folded Greeting Card - Single Card or Set of 6
ON SALE!!! -- New York City & Brooklyn Notecard Set - full color - New York - 6 folded Greeting Cards
New York City Skyline Notecard - full color - New York - Single or Set of 8 - folded Greeting Card
Seattle Notecard -- Seattle to Mt. Rainier -- folded Greeting Card -- Single or Set of 8 -- Seattle Washington
Kathryn on Nov 16, 20225 out of 5 stars
I lived in PDX for about 4 years in my 20’s. It was a fun time! I wanted to buy some art to remember it by. It’s a lovely print.
Tami on Oct 11, 20225 out of 5 stars
Beautiful Christmas cards. I normally wouldn’t spend this much for 6 cards, but I had to have them and I am glad I bought them. I am going to keep one for myself and put it in a small frame.
Original Crafty Cathy on Aug 1, 20225 out of 5 stars
Elated with these! Great quality and quick shipping. A perfect addition to complete the wall decor for our Portland themed home library.
The Best of Urban Culture in Review
I am a photo-illustrator based in Portland, Oregon. I create portraits of urban centers – starting, of course, with the vibrant city of Portland, Oregon. My work blends architecture, urban details, and fleeting moments to tell richly layered stories that are only possible with the combination of these three elements. I notice the details around me in the city: restored retro signage, the oddly painted door, and the outdoor café made from a renovated bus. I see all of this as the expression of human creativity in the matrix of urban culture.
To make my illustrations, I explore the city and take many photos to make sure I am capturing key elements. I load the images on my computer and isolate the elements I want to use and remove all background imagery. Then I can start composing the scene by putting the different elements together. It is amazing how at first the objects don’t work together at all, but as I keep working, something clicks and the scene comes together naturally.
My illustrations are reflections of favorite places, landmarks, and experiences and they provide viewers with fond memories or possibly future adventures that still await them.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer, Production, Sales, Marketing, Accounting...
An Urban Portraiteer that creates a visual review of the "best of" urban culture to preserve memories and nostalgia.
A Print on Demand Shop
This partner helps me create accessories that I am not able to produce myself. They allow me to offer more products with my artwork without investing a huge amount of money for new equipment and supplies.
An Off-set Printer
The printer is family owned, located in Portland, Oregon, and produces quality work. They print my postcards and notecards. They have taken a lot of time to help me with recycled paper selection, color fidelity, and work with eco-friendly materials.
A fine art print shop
Locally owned art-focused printer for fine art printing.
A Screen Printer
This screen printer prints my tote bags for me. I work with them because they are local to Portland, and do fantastic printing for my very detailed design and use an eco-friendly production.
Accepted payment methods
Returns & exchanges
I will allow local pick up for orders in Northeast Portland that total over $100. Just message me and we can coordinate.
Additional policies and FAQs
I sell my cards, postcards, and color prints wholesale! Message me for a catalog.