Q. Who is Peter Daniels?
A. Peter is a British Columbian artist residing in Ocean Park, BC Canada.
His artwork has numerous collectors and has reached international status in the art Community.
Peters artwork was nominated in 1999 for the Bronfman award in Canada. His ceramics are in the permanent collection of the Department of External Affairs in Ottawa.
His artwork has been purchased and sold to collectors in Japan, USA, Canada and Europe.
Q. What is an Acid Free Limited Edition?
A. Acid Free refers to absolutely no impurities in the paper used.Limited Edition refers to the number of prints signed and numbered by the artist.
Q. What are "Acid Free Mats?"
A. Acid free mats that are 100% core and surface, acid free (no impurities)
Q. What is Conservation Framing?
A. Conservation refers to the conservation of artwork, preserving the image and the quality of the paper of a print, by using acid free tapes barrier papers and mats, along with non-glare UV protective glass.
Q. What is a Canvas Transfer?
A. A canvas transfer is the process of removing the ink from a print and dropping it onto a clean white canvas, to create a canvas transfer. The canvas gives the impression of an original (the paper from the print is discarded.)
Q. What is an A.P.?
A. An A.P. is an Artist Proof. Usually an artist will proof the first 25 or more of any print run before they sign or number an edition. This is the proofing process.
Q. What is P.P.?
A. A Publishers Proof, like an Artist Proof has more value than a regular edition print that has been signed and numbered.
A Publisher will invest in an Artist and their investment could be returned by the Artist as a P.P (Publishers Proof)
Q. Why are mats used in picture framing?
A. The mats protect the print from sticking to the glass. It allows the print to breathe. Condensation builds up and does not allow airflow when mats are not used, which causes blemishes on the artwork.
Q. What is Giclee?
A. A Giclee is a method of producing a print with a computer printer, usually an Iris. The image is put on a disc and then printed on either canvas or paper directly from the printer.
This is a high-tech process and usually the results are extremely accurate in the detail because of the amount of memory retained for reproduction per square inch.
Q. What is Enhanced Canvas Transfer?
A. An artist will often retouch a canvas transfer with paint from their palette after the canvas transfer process has been done.
Q. What is Plein-Air painting vs. Studio painting?
A. The artist usually paints a Plein-Air painting on location, usually with quickness in approach. Detail is often an impression of the subject because of the natural lighting changing.
A Studio painting is just what it says. It is usually a composite of collected material by the artist and arranged on the painting with the deliberate intention. Often taking many hours of work to achieve.
Q. Why is art a good investment?
A. Our culture is based on many things. Art reflects a part of our culture. It allows us to retain some of the culture that often fades away.
Artists contribute to society in the visual arts, in the literary arts and music, both by entertaining us and inspiring us, and reminding us of our nature. Without art, music, dance, theater and written works, our society would be empty!