VisualDistractions

Japanese Art Prints and Nature inspired Illustration

Wendover, United Kingdom

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Announcement    Welcome to Visual Distractions!

Feel free to check out our Japanese Art section to see our newest arrivals.

Now with free shipping to all UK!

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I strive to provide the best quality prints by bringing together highly researched materials that will show a true and highly detailed representation of all my artwork

All around the shop you will find premium quality prints created by bringing together highly researched materials that will show a true and highly detailed representation of all my artwork.

I have selected an extremely age resistant paper that has a unique surface, with a very light texture, perfect for the highly detailed ink representations. In addition to this is paper that cares about the environment! Made from 90% bamboo fibre and 10% cotton gives the paper a very natural white tone.

All Visual Distractions products are packaged with eco-friendly materials. This is something very important for me and we are always looking to reduce our carbon footprint even further.

Feel free to look around! Happy browsing!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 2, 2021

Welcome to Visual Distractions!

Feel free to check out our Japanese Art section to see our newest arrivals.

Now with free shipping to all UK!

————————————————————————-

I strive to provide the best quality prints by bringing together highly researched materials that will show a true and highly detailed representation of all my artwork

All around the shop you will find premium quality prints created by bringing together highly researched materials that will show a true and highly detailed representation of all my artwork.

I have selected an extremely age resistant paper that has a unique surface, with a very light texture, perfect for the highly detailed ink representations. In addition to this is paper that cares about the environment! Made from 90% bamboo fibre and 10% cotton gives the paper a very natural white tone.

All Visual Distractions products are packaged with eco-friendly materials. This is something very important for me and we are always looking to reduce our carbon footprint even further.

Feel free to look around! Happy browsing!

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Kate Stopa

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About VisualDistractions

Sales 180
On Etsy since 2017

My art is infused by my love for Japan and my perfectionist nature.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME

Hello!

I'm Kate, the owner of Visual Distractions.

I love art! I’ve been creating art since I can remember, always trying new ways to share what I love most. But I also love many other arts and crafts, I love learning new things and I have way too many hobbies. For many years I created all sorts of things, always trying to learn something new and jumping onto the next thing as soon as I had given it a go.

All of this changed when I visited Japan.

I’ve always loved Japan and learning about its culture, especially their highly specialised crafts. But when I finally visited Japan in 2017, I was able to truly understand their philosophy, their understanding of mastery of a craft and what it means to find your purpose in life, your Ikigai. Of course, I didn’t find my purpose in life (I think that’s going to take me a while), but understanding this concept better helped me to finally focus on my craft (my illustrations) in a more dedicated and more specialised way. A way that hopefully will lead me to master my craft and help me to create to the best of my abilities.

Since then I have also changed the way I approach art. Now I find that I can easily spend hours at a time working on the same section of the same piece of art and really find enjoyment in a job well done. Adding tiny little details to my creations makes me ever so happy. And of course, given my love for Japan, many of my designs are cantered around this very topic.

When I finally decided to relaunch the shop with my clear focus, I also tried to apply the Japanese craft philosophy for creating my prints. To make this happen I researched the very best materials and tested every single little detail to make sure the prints match my artwork with an incredibly high level of accuracy. Making sure every art piece is digitalised with the highest resolution possible, printed in the paper that best shows the highly detailed artwork and with the best colour match possible, and of course, packaged in a way that makes every package extremely special. Luckily also have the support of my amazing partner to help me through these more technical aspects of the business.

To top it all off I try to do all this with as little impact on the environment as possible. I have carefully selected plastic free, recyclable and biodegradable materials and I’m always looking for further ways to make my process even better.

Creating to this level of quality in every step is not easy, but is truly rewarding. I absolutely love creating my art and I love sharing it with the world, hearing your inspirational stories from Japan and other travels. Who knows... I might even find my ikigai yet...

Shop members

  • Victor Mateos

    Assistant, Photographer

  • Kate Stopa

    Owner

Production partners

  • Merchandise production partner

    Leeds, England

    Produce a faithful reproduction of my artwork in a range of products.

  • Victor Manuel Mateos Carrera

    Wendover, England

    Photographer and post production editor- Makes the prints a faithful reproduction of the originals so you get the highest quality possible.

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