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Janis Grau is thankful that she was born an artist...with an artist's eyes. As an artist she is constantly surrounded by beauty, even in what would appear to others to be a mundane setting. Within a copse of summer trees she finds thirty different hues of green...and blues and purples where those without an artist's eyes see only a clump of trees. Her artistic vision morphs the ordinary objects and entities seen by others into a world overflowing with patterns and textures, sunlight and shadow, shape and form, line and contour, hue, intensity, tint and shade. It is her wish that non-artists may be able to share this world through her paintings...that they can, for a few minutes, step out of the banal and into beauty.
“When I stepped into an art classroom my first year in high school, my life reached a turning point. I had planned a career in nursing but my art teacher, Jim Laubheimer, would have none of it! With his guidance, mentoring, and encouragement, I pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, graduating in 1966. For the next thirty-five years I taught middle and high school art students in Maryland, while continuing coursework to gain a Master's equivalency + 30. I loved every minute that I spent teaching art and would have done it even if I had not been paid for doing so. Upon retiring, I re-located to southwest Florida, set up a studio and pursued the love of working in watercolor first introduced to me by my teacher and mentor. The beautiful flowers and vegetation surrounding me in sunny Florida have been a constant source of inspiration for subject matter.”
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Archival Quality paint must have certain qualities. The first is the paper itself. The paper or canvas must be manufactured using pure alpha cellulose fibre, pure cotton fibre or a combination of the two materials. This will ensure the paper base is pH7 or above or acid free. A paper that contains lignin cannot be acid free as lignin is a naturally occurring acid within plant fibres. It is the lignin content in newsprint paper which causes it to yellow and go brittle over time. Next the paper is coated for preparation of printing. This preparation changes depending on the machine and paper used. The coating is applied to the surface of the paper base to ensure that the ink is absorbed in just the right amount. Once a coating is applied, the pH value (acidity) of the entire paper changes. The only way for this to be addressed is for manufacturers to ensure that the coatings used on their papers are as close to acid neutral as possible and to supply the pH value of the total paper (base and coating) rather than just the base. Then the ink is applied to the Archival paper. In order for a print to be considered An Archival print the inks used are pigment-based instead of dye-based. Finally; to maintain your Archival Print, below is a checklist.: 1. Ensure all the materials used to mount, frame and store finished prints are acid free. 2. Display your own prints out of direct light, in an environment with stable temperature, and humidity levels.
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