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Casey Chalem Anderson

" Wave Burst" by Casey Chalem Anderson
" Wave Burst" by Casey Chalem Anderson
Casey Chalem Anderson is a Greenwich Village, New York City native who has been passionately creating oil paintings of the Hamptons landscape since she moved to Sag Harbor in 1990. From her earliest childhood, Casey has been immersed in the cultural and artistic world of New York City. In the mid 1950’s her parents moved the family to Greenwich Village to be a part of the bohemian life. As a child she was taken to poetry readings, gallery openings, dance recitals, avant-garde theater presentations and museums.

It was at the High School of Art and Design, N.Y.C. that Casey began to paint seriously. During this time she also studied figure drawing at the Art Students League. She received a B.A. in Art from the University of California at Berkeley, where she studied with some of the Bay Area’s most prominent artists including Joan Brown and Elmer Bischoff.

Casey has worked with both the Peconic Land Trust and the Nature Conservancy, two vital environmental groups working to protect the open land that is so essential to her paintings. Casey is a founding member of Plein Air Peconic, a group of 12 artists dedicated to depicting the conserved sites of the Peconic Land Trust. She is involved in planning the group’s exhibitions and painting at specific sites. Casey participates in important local benefits like the Cigar Box Art Auction for the East End Hospice, the Annual Studio Benefit Tour of the Artist Alliance of East Hampton and the Art of Wine Bottle Auction which raises funds for the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum.

Through her glorious palette of emerald, lavender, aquamarine, peach and azure blue, Casey translates her affinity for the landscape by deftly balancing tranquility with visual stimulation. Casey’s paintings are collected by a wide variety of people who wish to access that serenity and the emotional lift of color which her work so uniquely offers.

Canvas Printing

Printing on canvas is incredibly versatile and a great way to create a ready-to-hang image or artwork. Every canvas that we print  is protected with a UV coated acrylic finish to guard the print from dust, moisture and fading. Do you want your canvas stretched on bars or non-stretched? Framed or unframed? Customize the work to make it truly your own.

Art Prints – How are they made?

Photography by Laurie Barone-Shafer
Nowadays just about anyone can take a good quality photographs with a digital camera. Or take a few hundred pictures and the chances are few will be good, and even one or two outstanding.

Here are a few tips, tricks and techniques on how to make art print poster ready photographs and print ready digital files. Don’t get overwhelmed, there is a lot of information here, but a lot of it is just intuitive. Well, a bit of patience will always help.

First thing – Photo Size

If you taking a digital photo of you family or friend the largest size you would print is usually 5 by 7 inches, maybe 8 by 10 at the most. Even small size digital photographs (2MB or less) are ‘good enough’ to create a decent print. But if you want to create prints that are 16 by 20, 20 by 24 inches or larger you need more pixels (in pixels 20 by 24 inches photo is actually about 40 times larger than 3 by 4 inches photo assuming they have the same resolution).

Learning to Paint Watercolors

Watercolor is an easy, fun medium for creating art.  Color theory, composition and design can be explored freely with watercolor paint, paper, and brushes.  Several techniques may be used with watercolors for varying effects including painting wet on wet, wet on dry, layering washes, and more.

Watercolor paper comes in cold press, hot press, and rough.  Rough paper has the most texture, and its hills and valleys can result in interesting effects when paint is added.  Hot press is the smoothest and has the finest texture.  Cold press has a moderate amount of texture and is the paper most commonly chosen by watercolor artists.

Watercolor paper comes in several weights ranging from 90 lb. to 300 lb. based on the pounds per ream of paper.  Most artists prefer to use at least 140 lb. paper.  Papers vary somewhat between manufacturers, so sampling different papers is advisable.  Paper can be purchased in pads, in blocks or in large sheets.  The large sheets are usually the most economical and can be torn into whatever size is desired.

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