Art Photography Prints Home Decor Art Paintings

Painted texture on a mixed media canvas painting.
Preparing to stretch canvas for custom work.
Mounting photographs on claybord panels for custom work.
My son assisting with the photography.
All lined up and ready to ship!

On the Canvas and Behind the Camera

I am passionate.

I am spirited.

I see the world around me through rose colored glasses (because without them, frankly, I can't see AT ALL.)

I create with emotion and heart. Sometimes it may involve wine.

During my workday, a break might include saving a baby bunny from one of my overly enthusiastic cats or using a palette knife to pry apart Legos. Waving said palette knife in a threatening manner along with shouting "Put down the bunny!" is also an effective strategy.

I approach my photography the same as my painting. Taking the picture equals a blank canvas. Working with it in the digital darkroom (SO glad life has changed since my undergrad days and I can work in the chemical free daylight) I merge what the camera sees with what I see (you'd think this would be same. You would be wrong.) This is an effective approach to housework as well. I see...clean. And so it is.

I work with acrylics because I do not have the patience to work with oils. Weeks to dry? Really? In my studio that is a recipe for a super textured mixed media work, or in other words, sharing DNA with my cats.
Catherine Jeltes
owner, designer, Artist, Painter, Photographer, CEO, Shipping and Packaging, Customer Service
I am a bundle of energy. I always have to be doing Something. Luckily I have an eight year old son, so this is not a problem.
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  • Professional Photography Lab St Louis, MO, United States For prints larger than 13 x 19 and for all canvas prints, I have partnered with a professional photography lab based in St. Louis, Missouri. I have been working closely with this lab for 3 years.

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