In today’s blog we’re going to spotlight an artist that we at Frame USA/Posterservice have had the pleasure of working with: Marc Allante. His print “Achilles” is one of our most popular posters and anytime we get new art from him we’re always pleased and excited.
Marc was born in Hong Kong and is currently based there where he is represented by the Avenue Des Arts gallery. He has lived in Sydney and London as well and it’s this blend of eastern and western cultures that informs his unique vision.
A self taught artist, Marc creates his images by combining traditional Chinese inks with European watercolor and pen techniques. He has a distinct style, often incorporating a paint drip and spatter look. His subject matter is varied with animals and architecture comprising much of his most striking work. In particular he has a way of capturing the energy and joy of birds in flight. He also incorporates silhouettes to create romantic imagery like his popular “Two Step.”
He’s a versatile artist whose voice continues to change and develop in new and unexpected directions. Check him out at his website Marcallante.com to see his full portfolio and where he will be exhibiting. While you’re at it, follow him on Facebook and Twitter (@marcallanteart) .You can also come over to Posterservice.com and search “Marc Allante” or go to our Art Posters section to see the 24×36 posters we currently carry. If you are looking for art to put in picture framds that encompass beauty, color and joy, you’ve found it in Marc’s work.
We weren’t kidding when we mentioned that we were introducing a whole bunch of new products. Just the past two months alone we have introduced our Frame an Album, The Noble Series, and The Cambridge Series. With all these new product additions we sure could use a little R&R. What better location than to relax and have the stress melt away than a beach!
Don’t go packing your bags just yet (although it really is tempting) you’ll miss the best part!
Since most of us can’t actually escape to a private little island we thought we would at least bring on a frame that sets our dreams afloat.
Introducing the Beach White Series
This series is what any great beach getaway consists of, clean lines, pearlescent white finish and a choose your own adventure game. So we may have fibbed on that last part, but with the Beach White series you do have the option of choosing between a narrow profile and a wide profile. The narrow profile measures in at around 1 1/2″ wide where as the wide profile comes in at around 2 1/2″. Either route you choose will have you setting sail to your very own private island (without the outrageous price tag attached).
If you’re not too thrilled about having your friends mistake your home as a vacation home, don’t fret The Beach White series has a clean beveled edge that takes a modern relaxed twist on the typical beach style frame.
After being around this serene new series, we’ve almost convinced ourselves that we can hear the waves crashing on the rocks and the sun on our faces
If you’re looking for a picture frame to add relaxation and warmth to a room then set sail to paradise with Frame USA’s Beach White SeriesToday!
Fall is finally upon us. What better way to celebrate than with some fall photos?
Not to brag or anything, but our picture frames look great when paired with all the natural beauty of fall photos. This is most likely due to our large selection of real wood frames and eco-friendly lines. With wood being taken directly from nature, you can explect plenty of earth tones and rustic weathered looks from your picture frames.
Today we wanted to focus on some tips for getting some of the best shots when thinking of fall photography. These are great photo sellers if you’re into photography, since this time of the year provides some of the more vast ranges of color.
When it comes to fall photography, the timing is crucial.
Join us in celebrating National Photo Month, the PMA’s initiative to spark creativity in photography
With the winter season (hopefully) behind us, it’s time to look forward to sunshine and clear skies. While we’re all outside dusting off our cameras and shooting anything shiny or colorful, it’s a good season for some friendly competition and encouragement! What better way to start it out with a whole month dedicated to Photography?
This coming May starts National Photo Month. Created and promoted be the PMA, this “holiday” month supports photographers and creators of imagery everywhere by promoting education, contests, resources and community involvement in regards to photography. Whether you’re a student, hobbyist or professional, everyone can benefit from Photography month.
So what kinds of things should you shoot during National Photo Month? Besides the obvious answer of “anything you want”, it’s an even better idea to use the month to take experimental photos and push the borders more than usual. Use sources of inspiration like Pinterest and Tumblr blogs to find information on different tips to try, or perhaps subject matter you’ve not yet explored!
Are you a practicing photographer? Leave a comment below about your experiences with National Photo Month! If you plan on getting involved this year, what are you doing to prepare?
It’s the middle of Summer! Have you built up your fair share of summer photos? Whether you’re stocked up on pictures of your kids at the beach or landscape photography in the mountains, you’ll defintitely want to display those images in the best way possible.
Our frames are built to be versatile to fit whatever needs your may be, whether that’s fancy, professional or fun. For bright-colored photos based in nature, our Barnwood series is always a favorite. Our customers also seem to have a preference for our black and white picture frames, both being perfect for nearly any occasion.
You can also order samples of our mouldings from each of our category pages (wood frames, metal frames, poster frames etc.) and we will send you a few inches for free! All of our frames are delivered completely assembled (except for our U-Frame metal kits), so you can focus on froming your work instead of sweating over piecing together your frame.
Leave any questions below, or fill out our custom quote form here! If you’re a photographer, you can also see our list of business services we provide here.
Have you tried our Frame Closeouts website, yet? We recently posted a sale for 33% Off some popular sizes of our “Good Wood” frames: 5×7’s, 8×10’s, 8.5×11’s, and 11×14’s. These cheap (but good!) wood picture frames are available for a short time at a great discount. Order today, and enter “good33″ upon checkout.
For those looking to get some great shots of butterflies, I can’t think of a better place or time. Now through June 30, 2013, the Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati Ohio’s Eden Park is holding it’s annual butterfly show.
The sound of water flowing, bursts of colorful flowers, and alluring musical rhythms will accompany you as you stroll along the centuries old passages with their marketplaces hung with woven carpets, embroidered fabrics, sparkling jewels and carved woods. Experience the essence of Morocco— etched by nature into one of the world’s most beautiful countries…
If you go, cameras are indeed welcome and we highly recommend that you take one with you to capture all the beauty offered and the look of wonder on the faces of the children and adults as the butterflies land on precious fingers, shoulders and more. Once you’ve collected your memories, don’t forget about the picture frames!
April 20 – June 30, 2013
Open Daily 10:00am – 5:00pm
$7 adults • $6 seniors • $4 children • 4 & under are FREE!
$12 Unlimited Admission Pins Purchase Butterflies of Morocco Pin