Welcome to MakeItVintage.com!
I provide a very unique service that can transform your color photos into a vintage looking photograph. Whether it be that old time sepia look, or the classic black and white, I can change your images into a photo that will take a person back in time! I can even put a vintage looking border on the photos, to further give them a more aged look. If required, I can touch up your photos to remove creases and blemishes. There are no upfront costs to you. My fee for this service is built into the cost of the prints or framing that you order on this website. Fine Art America does all the high quality printing and framing, and there is a 30 day money back guarantee. This service is limited to residents of the United States.
HOW IT WORKS: You send me your image (options below), and any suggestion for me on how you might want the vintage image to look like. Or...you can just leave that up to me. You can get a few ideas by viewing my various examples in my gallery section. If wanted, there are even examples of different types of borders I can create for you. Let me know if you want samples of sepia (light brown tones), black and white, or both.
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I then send low resolution images by email for you to approve. Once you email me back with your approval, I will post them in a gallery on this website from which an order can be placed by you, your family, or friends. The process is very easy, and the options are many for your finished images. You may order various sizes of prints, have your image matted and placed in many of the wonderful frames available. You can even have your image printed on one of Fine Art America's premium canvases and then stretched on a wooden frame.
OPTIONS FOR MAILING IMAGES: The easiest way is to send by email, a high resolution JPEG (.jpg extension) image from your photo files. Please make sure the image is as large as possible, and at least 300 .dpi (dots per inch). If the image is smaller, you will not be able to order the larger photos available. You can also scan your physical print image with the same JPEG requirements. For ease in emailing, try to keep the total size of each image under 2 MB (Megabytes).
The other option is to send me your physical photograph by U.S mail. I will then scan the image to get a working copy. Your photo will sent back to you well protected at no cost to you.
After you place your order, Fine Art America will print your image, assemble your artwork, and ship it out to you within 3 - 5 business days. Including the printing and shipping time, the whole process should normally take from 2-3 weeks. Quick communication with me, will make this process even faster!
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to use the contact form.
The following has my Biography/Artist Statement and other websites and blogs that you may visit...enjoy the views!
My other Websites:
Contemporary Fine Art International
Daily Painters of Washington
Pastel Artists International
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Continue to read below for my Biography - Artist Statement - Exhibitions - Education
I was born in Seattle, Washington in 1952. My family moved to Pullman, Washington in 1953, where I spent the rest of my childhood and young adult years in a small town environment.
In 1976 I obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Washington State University, where I specialized in graphic design and photography.
I have studied with a number of wonderful artists, including Richard McKinley, Desmond O'Hagan, Susan Ogilvie, Marla Baggetta, Andrew Hofmeister, Gaylen Hansen, Richard Thornton, and Victor Moore.
I am a current member of the Northwest Pastel Society and the Photographic Society of America.
My inspirations do not just come from many of the great masters, but from the artists I have studied under during my education. I have also been fortunate to have a mother who also has a BFA from WSU. She was the catalyst for me to pursue my art degree, and is still painting at age 91. Besides my mother, the person who was an early mentor to me was artist/sculptor Victor 'Vic' Moore. He was my art instructor for six years in the Pullman School District - when art was still considered curriculum.
Most of my work leans towards Realism, and usually conveys an image of calmness or wonder. Though each painting, glass work, or photograph, has a special meaning to me, I want the viewer to walk away with their own emotions from the work - in this way they also become part of the creative process.
Many artists are known for one certain style or subject matter. The search to create something different sometimes takes me across a wide variety of styles, medium, and subject matter. My latest art is primarily done using soft pastels, with my paintings being impressionistic landscapes and cityscapes. I've also have a passion for creating glass sculptures/paperweights, and digital photography.
July 16 thru August 15, 2009, American Art Company, Tacoma, Washington
Northwest Pastel Society's 23rd International Open Exhibit
April 24 thru May 29, 2009, Blue Horse Gallery, Bellingham, Washington
Northwest Pastel Society Members Exhibit
July 1 thru August 22, 2008 - MJ Erard Gallery - Toledo, Ohio
'Vivid Motion' Exhibit
June 21 thru August 21, 2007, American Art Company, Tacoma, Washington
Northwest Pastel Societyï¿½s 21st International Open Exhibit
May 5-31, 2007, Harbor Gallery, Gig Harbor, Washington
Peninsula Art League's 5th Annual Juried Open Art Exhibition
2010 Marla Baggetta 2 Day Studio Workshop - West Linn, OR
2010 Vincent Versace Workshop, Seattle, Washington
'The Black and White on Black and White - Conversion and Printing'
2009 International Association of Pastel Societies Convention (IAPS), Albuquerque, New Mexico
IAPS - Creating Stronger Landscapes with Duane Wakeham
IAPS - Wet & Dry Pastel Techniques with Margaret Evens
IAPS - Mixed Media Explosion with Sean Dye
IAPS - Painting the American West with Lorenzo Chavez
La Conner Art Workshops - 5 Day - Landscape in Pastels with Susan Ogilvie, Mt. Vernon, Washington
2008 Desmond O'Hagan 3 Day Studio Workshop, Denver, Colorado
2007 Desmond O'Hagan 3 Day Studio Workshop, Gig Harbor, Washington
2007 International Association of Pastel Societies Convention (IAPS), Albuquerque, New Mexico
IAPS - Unraveling the Mystery of H2O with Colleen Howe
IAPS - Working with an Under-painting with Richard McKinley
IAPS - Abstracting the Landscape with Ann Templeton
IAPS - 1 Day Workshop - Interpreting the Landscape with Richard McKinley
1970-76 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts - Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
1964-70 Studied under Victor Moore - Pullman, Washington
Please Note: If you want a print of one of my pastel paintings, the best paper to select as an option is Somerset Velvet. Please be aware that the default paper is Archival Matte. My HDR photography looks best printed on Glossy Photo Paper. If you need help choosing the type of paper or frame, just use the contact form, and I'll help you out.
Please pay a visit to Contemporary Fine Art International
- CFAI is an exciting new website that consists of a group of international artists, a deep and varied pool of unique and extraordinary talents, who seek real and valuable change in the world around them. Contemporary Fine Art International's intent, is to benefit their member community through promotion, mentoring, and exposure to a much larger audience.
Gallery Representation - Liz-Beth & Co.
FAA Group Administrator - HDR Photography
FAA Group Administrator - Miniature Art - Non Oil
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