Virginia Beach, VA 23451
A giclée print is created with special fade-resistant archival inks and printed on acid free textured paper stock. They are also known as museum quality prints since they have a similar life span as most original water colors (depending, of course, on the lighting conditions). Each piece is hand titled and signed by the artist in pencil. If you are a collector and want this work to retain it's value (or more), this is your best option. All of my giclée prints are printed in LIMITED EDITIONS
A limited edition means that there are only a certain number of prints created. The specific number of the edition is identified in the bottom left hand corner of each piece.
An open edition means that there is no set number of prints created.
All orders will be packed and shipped within 3 days of your purchase. Shipping times may vary but normally you will receive your package within 2 weeks of shipping. For international orders without a tracking number it can take 2-6 weeks.
If the work is larger than 10" by 10" it will be carefully packed in an acid free slip and rolled into a super hefty kraft tube. If it's smaller than 10" by 10" it will be packed between 2 very thick pieces of cardboard and mailed flat*.
*if you have bought a large print AND a smaller print, then both pieces will be shipped in the same tube, unless one of those items is a giclée miniature, then both items will be sent flat OR separately (at no extra cost to you).
I use a variety of digital and traditional techniques to create my pictures. Often, I will start with an acyrlic painting and/or photograph and begin to combine the elements within photoshop. I will work within that digital world and then print out the piece when I'm about 50 percent done with the image. I then paint, scratch, warp the physical print and scan in the best parts of those new elements back into photoshop. I repeat the process back and forth until it's really hard to tell exactly how the piece was created. When I get asked "what kind of medium is this?" I know I've done my job well.
I love exploring the space that lies somewhere between dark and light sympolism. I look for those spaces in old fairytales, strange myths and even my own dreams.
I won a Juno for "Best Album Art" in 2005 for the cover design and package design for a band known as Jakalope.
I won an emmy in 2011 for my creative direction and designer contributions for an emmersive online installation built for the Nation Film Board of Canada. It was called "Highrise ~ Out My Window". Directed by Katerina Cizek.
I get asked this quite often at conventions. Short answer? I'm both. I have been maintaining the look and vibe for JH for almost 20 year now. From album design, strange online riddle sites to music videos and live projections. I've been involved in the music production since the very beginning, contributing beats, lyrics, productions and vox. It's a passion project that I feel very lucky to be a part of to this day.