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Realism Greeting Card featuring the painting The Blue-green Forest by Derek Van Derven

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The Blue-green Forest Greeting Card




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Our greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size and are produced on digital offset printers using 100 lb. paper stock. Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish. The inside of each card has a matte white finish and can be customized with your own message up to 500 characters in length. Each card comes with a white envelope for mailing or gift giving.

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1 - 2 business days

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Charlotte, NC

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Congratulations on your sale!

Congratulations and well done


Congrats on your recent sale! L/F


Congrats on your sale....................Odon.

Grats on your sale! Voted...


Very nice. Congratulations.

Congratulations on your sale!!!

Congratulations on your sale!!!

Conrats on your sale!

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Stunning! Congratulations on your sale. V/F

Congrats! -Kim

Congratulations on your sale!!

Congrats on your sale!!

Congratulations on your sale........Odon

congrats derek

Congrats on your sale!

What an amazing piece of work here! Totally expressive..there is a story here. I just love this!!

Love the image and the story! : ) Congrats on your sale!

Congratulations on your sale Derek

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Artist's Description

This was the first realistic painting I had ever done as a painter. I did it at the age of 17 and it took me approximately a month to do, and I have to say, finishing it was HARD work. But this painting is one I will never sell. It is important in my family, and is representative of a lot of things that happened to me in my life and the formation of my personality. At different stages of my life, the man hugging the tree, the tree signifies different things. It used to signify hiding, then a woman, then God. At each stage of my life, the symbol of the tree changes, and the meaning of me behind it changes. This work of art truly changes with time, and its meaning changes as I grow older, yet it does not age like I do.

About Derek Van Derven

Derek Van Derven

Derek Van Derven is a realistic figurative painter from the United States that paints in the tradition of the "Old Masters". He has a BFA degree in painting from Rutgers University in New Jersey. He has attended summer programs at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Derek's work is in the collections of the Normandy Museum in France, the Christ Child Museum in New Jersey, the United States governors' collections from the National Governor's Convention gifts for the governors, and many private collections. He has been making art since the age of 7, and since the age of 12, he has been fascinated with the technical aspects of drawing and painting. He first became interested in...

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