- Artist: Kurt Shaffer
- Subject: landscapes
- Style: contemporary
- Product type: gallery-wrapped canvas art
This ready to hang, gallery-wrapped art piece features a red bow on a wreath, hanging on a barn in the snow. Kurt Shaffer has been a self-taught photographer since age 13 (1970). He continues to learn the fine art of photography, especially in this fantastic digital age. Though Kurt does not manipulate his fine art photography, digital enhancement is a valuable tool in his business. He states that if he were to change anything in his work it would be to make it look more like it was when he took the original photo. Kurt’s love of the earth feeds his photographic creativity and defines it as his truest form of therapy. When photographing people, capturing the nature in his subjects is Kurt’s intent and what he strives to do. Giclee (jee-clay) is an advanced printmaking process for creating high quality fine art reproductions. The attainable excellence that Giclee printmaking affords makes the reproduction virtually indistinguishable from the original piece. The result is wide acceptance of Giclee by galleries, museums, and private collectors. Gallery wrap is a method of stretching an artist’s canvas so that the canvas wraps around the sides and is secured a hidden, wooden frame. This method of stretching and preparing a canvas allows for a frameless presentation of the finished painting.