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About Purchasing Art

A purchase from my studio offers both excellent value and direct support of the creative process. My full-time annual production of four or five paintings, and perhaps a couple of woodcut prints, allows the time for conception and production that each unique piece deserves.

I prefer to reserve most pieces for direct sale to my customers rather than selling through galleries. The higher markup of some galleries can be a pressure to paint twice as fast in an effort to make a living as an artist. But, part of my message is to pause, to notice the world around us, and to see its beauty. Starting with the observation of life's richness and creating original art takes time.

All of the pieces offered are originals, not giclées or other forms of digital reproduction. The materials used are of museum quality and crafted to last for generations.

You also have the opportunity to visit my studio and to see part of the process. I believe you will find that this chance for direct communication adds to the meaning of the art. You are welcome to stop by during Open Studios in October, or any other time by appointment.

Visitors are direct supporters of the artistic process. Thank you to everyone who has visited, or purchased my work, or told friends about it. You make it all possible!

Aaron

 
Contact and Purchase Information

Aaron Johnson
1305 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

831-477-9282

Email: aaron@aaronjohnson.net

Shipping is free for woodcut prints within the United States. Delivery of paintings is free within Santa Cruz County and payment plans are available. Checks, Mastercard, or Visa accepted.

Visits are encouraged. Please call or email to arrange a time. If you are unable to visit, woodcut orders may be placed by phone or email.

A couple of times each year I mail a postcard with news of upcoming exhibits. If you would like to be on the mailing list, please send along your postal address (and/or email address). Your address will not be shared with other lists.

Links

yollabollypress.com - The Yolla Bolly Press is the publisher where I served as pressman and gained my letterpress and book arts experience.

foolscappress.com - Foolscap Press is a Santa Cruz press, bindery, and publisher.

artscouncilsc.org - Arts Council of Santa Cruz County sponsors the Open Studios Art Tour and supports many other art and education programs.

dependableletterpress.com - Dependable Letterpress printing and Negative Space Gallery.

caprintmakers.org - California Society of Printmakers.

scal.org - The Santa Cruz Art League.

 

 

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