At iPrintfromHome.com, we work with artists and photographers from across the United States and Canada. We're inspired everyday by the images that they send to us and by the stories they share.
In our "What, How & Why" interview series, we take a closer look at some of these fascinating people.
We've asked each participating artist or photographer three simple questions:
1. What do you do?
2. How do you do it?
3. Why do you use iPrintfromHome.com?
Please read on to find out more about Lynne Reichhart.
What do you do?
I am following my bliss by being an artist - it is who I am, not what I do. Being primarily self-taught, I work in several mediums including: acrylics, watercolor and colored pencil. My eye is drawn to light and shadow for selecting subjects. Anything is fair game. This variety of subject matter helps me continue to learn and grow as an artist.
I sell my work online at several venues, display my work in solo and group art shows and have recently started selling at local art fairs in the summer. I love the feedback I get from buyers and the opportunity to add to my growing number of collectors.
How do you do it?
I tend to work from photographs, taking liberties to remove items not essential to the composition or adjusting subjects to improve the composition. Photographs tend to wash out the color of the subject, so I always enhance or even change the colors to add more interest. It is important to me not to just copy the photograph, but to interpret it in my own style. Color can also be used to create the particular mood I am going for. I have also painted en plein air and have had some good results with watercolors that way. Working live challenges me to be a little looser and hones my ability to visualize the composition of the finished painting.
Why do you use iPrintfromHome.com?
I heard about iPrintfromHome through an etsy group where I have a shop. I really didn't want to invest in a printing set-up at home for creating high quality archival giclees and noticed that iPfH is New York State based, so I thought I would give them a try.
I was floored when I received my first print. The color was spot on and the paper was of the highest quality. I must admit that the packaging also helped put this company over the top. The prints were well protected and received super fast in perfect shape. I have gotten so many items poorly packaged that it is a pet peeve of mine. The affordable prices didn't hurt either!
I love how iPfH makes their customers feel like family. They are interested in what artists need and strive to provide it. Their website features resources to list upcoming art shows, information on resolution and photo manipulation and color management. They also print aceo (2.5x3.5") sized reproductions!