angelaesmyth

Calgary, Canada · 208 Sales

angelaesmyth

Calgary, Canada 208 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(32)

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Last updated on Jul 3, 2018

*If you are local and would like to pick up your order rather than have it shipped, please use the code "LOCALPICKUP" and we can arrange something!*

Angela Smyth

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5 out of 5 stars
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Tracy

Tracy on Jul 13, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely pin!

thebeastiebunch

thebeastiebunch on Jun 22, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Love my crow head!! Great quality.

Meagan Lindsay

Meagan Lindsay on May 15, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Great quality. Angela was very helpful when I emailed her. the packaging it came in is also quite pretty

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About

A nature artist living between mountains and prairies, in the chilly city of Calgary, Canada.

My name is Angela E Smyth. My shop is where my love of the handmade meets my love of nature. Every item you see, has every bit of love and care as the one before, and after.

My original paintings are hand painted on high quality paper, copies are printed using inkjet on high quality photo paper.

My handmade prints are exactly that; handmade start to finish. Hand carved linoleum, hand rolled ink, and hand printed. This makes each print completely unique, but equal in quality.

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  • Angela Smyth

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    Printmaker and Painter based out of Calgary, Canada. Artist of flora and fauna. Currently in school for a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking at the Alberta College of Art and Design.

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Last updated on Jul 7, 2018
Frequently asked questions

What is a relief print?

A relief print is a type of printmaking that typically uses wood, linoleum or easy carve to print the raised areas of a carving. Think stamp! Using carving or woodcut tools, you can creat an image by cutting away the areas you want to remain the colour of the paper you’re printing on. Whatever is left is covered in a thin layer of ink, and then stamped onto paper using a press or by hand.

I use linoleum and easy carve and hand press them.

How much is a custom piece and how do I order them?

I'm happy to hear your custom order requests! As a policy I do not accept commissions to recreate another artist's work. Additionally, I am more likely to take on projects that fall within my aesthetic and artistic scope. Feel free to peruse my past & current works on Instagram to get a sense of what I do.

If my aesthetic seems like it suits your project, please send a message with your general ideas and I'll see what I can do! Exact quotes/turnaround times can be given upon discussing project details but generally custom work takes 3+ weeks for completion.

If you’re interested in a custom piece please email me at angelaerinsmyth@gmail.com

What do you mean when you say something is “archival”?

Archival is term used mainly to describe the longevity of something. In other words, it is a measurement of how long the image will last without losing its colour and without fading or changing its tones.

I say this to really give my customers an idea of the quality and care of my work. I use this term a lot regarding my prints and paintings, and especially in my hand pressed prints. With this work I’m not looking for the cheap or quick method. I want my customers to know the work they buy and support is made with nothing but love and care. I simply want it to last.

How do you price your work?

Everything I create is very carefully priced. My prices are set as affordable as possible, but keep in mind, I still have to make a profit.

I go by material cost, and time. Most artists use this method when choosing a price. We chose a rate per hour that we charge. This is to make sure we are getting a fair amount for the time and work we put into our business and artwork.

Materials vary for each piece, this is why you’ll sometimes see things that may be smaller in size but high in price and others large in size but lower in price. This could be that there was more detail in the smaller piece, or the paper used was more expensive.

Do you allow people to use your designs for tattooing?

If you are interested in getting one of my existing designs tattooed, please submit a request with the design you have in mind by email to angelaerinsmyth@gmail.com. Most designs are available for tattoo, but a few custom and one of a kind pieces are special for their recipients and out of respect I ask that those not be tattooed.

If approved, my fee for use of existing work is $30/design which can be sent via PayPal to angelaerinsmyth@gmail.com I ask that I be tagged/credited for the design & would love to see photos of the finished piece! :)

Additionally, I occasionally take custom tattoo projects. If interested, please check availability by email and I can provide pricing and additional information.

Are you open to doing consignment or wholesale?

Absolutely! My current wholesale catalog is available by request. Inquiries can be emailed to me at

angelaerinsmyth@gmail.com