Friday, April 14, 2017

Happy Easter!






Happy Easter wishes everyone!

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Michael Halbert with his Craft Brewery Artwork


Happy Friday everyone!

Before you head off for some weekend cheers and drinks, we were wondering...do any of these images look familiar to you?








If they do, it's probably because you have seen them at some point while you wander Vancouver - perhaps at a restaurant, or passing by Gastown...


Ta-dah!! For today's feature, we'd like to cast the spot on scratchboard artist Michael Halbert, who gives this local favourite its recognizable charm!

Michael Halbert is by far one of my art idols. His specialty is in scratchboard illustration, a process in which the image comes alive through the artist scratching the lines off, revealing the negative space. The amount of detail and precision that is in his work is absolutely mindblowing, and I just had to share and spread the love.

If you are unfamiliar with his work, you can find some of his most iconic pieces on the branding of Vancouver-based craft brewery "Steamworks". Check out his magic below:


Totally amazing!!

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KeenArt Media is a family-owned printing company specializing in fine art prints and reproduction services, such as scanning, dry mounting, and dye sublimation. Whether it's for the home or for the gallery, we have you covered.  Inquire today!

KeenArt Media Ltd. Toll Free: 1-88-533-6278
www.VancouverOnCanvas.com
Working Hours:
8:30 AM to 5:00PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00PM Friday


Friday, March 24, 2017

Ideas Corner Feature: Wedding Instagram Booth!

Although we've been in this business for a while, every so often a client will order a product and implement it in a way we had never dreamed of before! Such was the case a couple of weeks ago when we had a customer come in to order a poster that was to be mounted on foamcore for his fiancee's bridal shower - except he also requested us to cut a window into it, so it would become an Instagram photo booth!




Super neat! This project was made by drymounting the client's already printed poster onto white foamcore, then reinforcing the cut window with extra matboards to serve as a photo "frame". Wish we could've seen it used in person, we loved this idea!

Got any creative mounting ideas for us? Let us know in the comments below! Want to order one for your bridal shower? Check out our dry mounting prices here!


KeenArt Media specializes in customized canvas and fine art printing and reproduction. We also offer services in dry mounting, plaque mounting, and plexi-face mounting. We also do custom cut boards in various materials, such as foamcore, plexi, aluminum and matboard. Check out our website or contact us for details for custom orders such as today's feature.

KeenArt Media Ltd. 604-421-8000 (KeenART)
www.VancouverOnCanvas.com
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8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday
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Friday, March 3, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Peter Jurik


We're always wowed whenever we get to see artworks made by our clients, and pieces by Peter Jurik has always left us with deeply impressed.

Amy Winehouse, Peter Jurik

Born in Czechoslovakia, Peter moved over to Canada in 1968, and now resides in Vancouver. His sense of gripping realism and eye for detail is astounding, especially when it carries over a wide variety of subjects: automobiles, sailboats, wildlife, and portraiture.

The Stones, Peter Jurik

Our personal favorites are part of his Canadian wildlife collection, painted with watercolors. As watercolors are notoriously difficult to work with, it never ceases to amaze me how Jurik captures the depth of his subjects with such richness.

Couple, by Peter Jurik

You can buy some of Peter's work from his website here. We can't wait to see more from this incredible artist on his Canadiana subjects!

Victory, Peter Jurik


Would you like to be featured on our blog, or know an artist you'd like us to share? We'd love to get to know you and your thoughts! Leave your suggestions in the comments below!


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Fine Art Printing  At VancouverOnCanvas we offer fine art printing in a wide selection of paper styles. We also scan originals so that you can enjoy the beauty of their colors on each individual paper texture for years to come. Printed with archival inks, their brilliance is built to remain.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Open Call for Mural Artists!


Friendly Giants on Silo on Granville Island

From my travels from city to city, I have yet to happen across one that is as visually eclectic and colorful as Vancouver. I don't just mean the lush forests or the breathtaking mountains or the endless coast; but the splashes of illustrations on public building walls both old and new. No matter where you've traveled in this city, no doubt you would have come across them at some point - murals.

If you haven't been yet, Vancouver also hosts a Mural Festival every year, which is amazing! For artists who are interested in participating, they have already opened their call for 2017 right here: http://www.vancouvermuralfestival.com/

What are some of your guys' favourite murals from Vancouver? Let us know!

VancouverOnCanvas is a local printing, framing, fine arts and reproduction company. We also supply artist materials such as custom canvases, primed and unprimed, as well as stretcher bars, wood panels, etc. Check out our supply section today!

KeenArt Media Ltd. 604-421-8000 (KeenART)
www.VancouverOnCanvas.com
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday


Friday, February 17, 2017

Artist Spotlight: CocoBee

Art as true therapy...

Here at VancouverOnCanvas, most of the staff are artistic enthusiasts. Some of us have animated, others painted, some sketched, etc. As such, we are always looking for inspiration that really resounds with us, and when we came across CocoBee's work, we knew we had to share.

Abstract Dance Watercolors by CocoBee.


Whether you do art as a hobby or as a profession, there is no doubt the experience is resonating, and extremely reflective, deep. It's no surprise that art often implemented as a means of therapy, and CocoBee's pieces, through her videos and music, truly captures the process of both artistic and self exploration.

A unique Youtube star, she combines her colorful abstract painting videos with soothing instrumentals, and a poetic narration of her thoughts and feelings as she delves through the work. The result is a deeply personal and wholly vibrant connection - from her, to the piece, to us.

Here, a snippet of her work(ing)...





Fine Art PrintingInspired? At VancouverOnCanvas we offer fine art printing and framing in a wide selection of paper styles and frames. We also scan originals so that you can enjoy the beauty of their colors on each individual paper texture for years to come. Printed with archival inks, their brilliance is built to remain. To evoke that beautiful subtle watercolor texture, we recommend the Hahnemuhle German Etching. Simply sensuous!

Would you like to be featured on our blog, or know an artist you'd like us to share? We'd love to get to know you and your thoughts! Leave your suggestions in the comments below!

KeenArt Media Ltd. 604-421-8000 (KeenART)
www.VancouverOnCanvas.com
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

On this special day...




For those of you who have ordered some special thoughtful gifts from us for today, thank you letting us help make your day truly special. From all of us here at VancouverOnCanvas / KeenArt Media, we hope your day is filled with love and joy.




Check out our Ideas Gallery for that next big special day!
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