Fish King - Original
Fish King - Original
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Description and Dimensions
Description and Dimensions
- Original, Acrylic on Board
- Signed by Becky Mair
- Image, 39.5 x 51.0cm approximately
- Framed, 50.0 x 61.5cm approximately
This original painting by Becky Mair is framed in a hand finished frame. Supplied with a certificate of authenticity and ready to hang.
WHAT IS HAND FINISHED FRAMING?
Hand finished frames give a unique character to an original painting as an almost infinite combination of profiles, finishes and colours are possible.
Standard framing involves cutting and joining pre-finished mouldings to make the frame.
Hand finished framing requires a skilled craftsman who will first select a suitable frame profile which is cut and joined to make a bare wood frame. The frame is then finished using a combination of traditional and contemporary techniques and materials. Depending on the finish chosen a frame may take many days to complete as component layers are built up to achieve the desired result.
The result is a completely bespoke frame made to uniquely complement the original painting. To this end, no two hand finished frames are ever exactly the same.
For 'Beau' we have selected a 5cm wide frame with a distressed warm black finish and distressed gold sight edge. The framed original is glazed with a high quality reduced reflection glass called ARTglass and is strung ready to hang.
WHAT IS ARTGLASS?
Standard picture framing glass is called float glass. This glass is used by the majority of picture framers and is perfectly acceptable for use when framing most limited edition prints but it does cause reflection and impurities in the glass cause the framed image to appear duller than intended.
To overcome these compromises all our original paintings and drawings are fitted with a speciality glass called ARTglass designed to reduce reflection and improve clarity.
Unlike 'non-reflective' glass which is etched to reduce reflection but has a cloudy appearance as a result, ARTglass is coated with a high-tech film, reducing reflection whilst adding clarity.
The example shown here is an actual scan of a print framed with ARTglass in the left half of the frame and standard glass in the right half. This scan has not been altered or enhanced in any way and clearly shows how ARTglass improves the clarity and vibrancy of the image. From certain viewing angles it appears that the glass is invisible.
Award winning artist Becky Mair was born in Chatham, Kent. At the age of ten years her father moved abroad and started working in the Middle East, and Africa. Becky and her siblings then spent the next 15 years commuting between England and wherever her parents were living. In 1985 she did a Foundation Course at Canterbury College of Art. Becky then went to live and work in London mainly within the art related industries such as, advertising, film and television, and prêt a porter fashion houses. Having returned to Kent, marrying a farmer with whom she has three children, Becky completed BA Honours degree in December 2004 at UCA Canterbury. She currently lives on their farm with her three children and their various animals.
In 2013 Becky won Best Selling Published Artist at the Art & Framing Industry Awards. Becky has developed her own immediate response to a technique developed by the abstract artist Jackson Pollock, whilst studying his process at University. His unique style “has inspired me to produce a fluid, energetic, representational reaction to his work”. Working mainly in acrylic paint, ink or domestic emulsion paint; Becky works directly from the tube or paint pot. Using a stick or tube to flick and direct the paint from a standing position over the paper or canvas. “With my work I am interested in expressing an impression of the subject matter its stature, energy, and essence”.
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