All of Teri's fine art originals are created with colored pencils (her
use of lightfast pencils and 100% museum quality rag paper insures the longevity
of her works). Her love of colored pencils has enabled her to bring out
the beautiful and vivid colors of Hawaii's flora. By perfecting her blending
techniques since 1979, her colored pencil art has become refined and in
recent years has carved a niche for her in Hawaii's fine art market. Her
drawings are truly a replication of the live Hawaiian flora that can be
appreciated by laypersons and naturalists alike. If the flora she is drawing
are not of show quality or are flawed, her drawing will show the flaws and
find beauty in them. Although those with a scientific or "flower show"
eye may prefer "the perfect bloom" depicted, those with a love
for nature with all its flaws and imperfections have thoroughly enjoyed
her fine art originals. She continually strives to capture more and more
the essence of the flora of Hawaii by studying and expanding her colored
Looking for that novelty or specialty gift for yourself or someone special that not only is unique and looks like an original, but doesn't cost like an original? Read on to find out about the Giclee process then take a look at Teri's Giclee prints to see if one would complement the wall you have in mind.
The term Giclee comes from French "to spurt". The process for printing the Giclee prints starts with a 4" x 5" transparency of the work which is converted into a digitized format by a computer, color corrected, and then printed on watercolor paper (the same paper that she draws her originals on). The printer "spurts" out the color at 1,200 - 1,800 dots per inch (each dot is about the size of a red blood cell). To further enhance the uniqueness of the Giclee, no two Giclees are alike as they are individually reworked by Teri using Prismacolor and Spectracolor colored pencils. Each print is then signed and numbered by Teri.
These Giclee prints were made using Fine Art Inks on Arches 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. The editions are limited to 50 prints each and come with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Currently, there are six different Giclee prints. Sea Turtles is approximately 9" x 13" and the rest (Anthurium Jungle #2, Uli Uli, Bird of Paradise #37, Heliconia Ginger Jungle #1, Nightblooming Cereus #1) are approximately 16" x 20". The Giclee can be purchased by itself or framed in koa.
"The three originals that we recently got from you folks are now
hanging on our walls and are the envy of all our friends. We can't thank
you enough for all your help in choosing the right pictures."
Ethel Inagaki; Lihue, Kauai, HI
Your art work has been an inspiration for my grandaughter! She has always
loved to draw with colored pencils, but thought it wasn't an "acceptable"
art media in the real world. Your art has proven to her that colored pencils
are not only an "acceptable" media, but a "real" media
for the real world. Thanks."
Dick Lowry; Oregon City, OR
"It is truly amazing how Teri can get all the details of the flowers
with her colored pencils!"
Donna Lee; Lanikai, HI
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