There are few places on the planet where the nostalgic old world charm of days gone by can resurrect within us, a connection to timeless moments that illuminate what is most important in life. You will find one such gem in the quaint 9th century town of Positano. Nestled in-between the steep and dramatic cliffs of the Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy, the lazily romantic setting of this Mediterranean paradise has for centuries served as a muse to artists who have come to be inspired by its uniquely alluring coastline.
In 2012, on a sponsored painting trip by private collectors, contemporary artist Grant Pecoff joined the ranks of the many master artists before him, and embarked upon his personal dream to visit. Making this awe-inspiring town, with its narrow walkways, colored stucco buildings, and many cafes and galleries his personal studio, Pecoff realized in its radiate light, why so many are drawn to this coastal retreat.
Being built on the edge of the sea, it was important for Pecoff to capture the essence of Positano from the vantage point of being on the water. With adventurous and spirited hearts, he and his wife, Layne rented a boat from a local on the beach, and with pencils and a sketch pad in hand, set out to explore the idyllic coastline. Once they made it some distance from the shoreline, they turned back, and the grandeur and magic of Positano filled their eyes. The immensity and scale of the vertical cliffs coupled with the bright luminance colors of the buildings spilling like paint into the water left Pecoff speechless. The patterns in the water created from the boat in the foreground and scenery in the background moved and swayed…Pecoff recounts, ”the scene was alive, this was my painting, this was Positano”.
After experiencing the captivating spirit of Positano first hand, Pecoff aptly titled this painting, “Luce del Mare" which translates to “Light of the Sea”. Finding reflective solace in the glassy luminance of the sea, Pecoff invites viewers to focus on one of the most important themes found in his work; light. Pointing to the still Light of Awareness, the Light of Being or Oneness that is found when we give pause and fully allow all that we see, to ll us.
Our Signed and Numbered Canvas Giclees are printed on canvas and are the same size as the original painting. By printing on canvas, the colors achieved are bright and vivid, mirroring the intensity of Grant's originals. Our canvas giclees are stretched on heavy duty stretcher bars and are museum wrapped (the painting continues around the sides), adding a three dimensional studio feel and creating the option to hang them unframed for a more contemporary look. Each one is signed on the front and signed and numbered on the back. Our Signed and Numbered Canvas Giclee are in an edition of 100 (there are only 100 ever made).
Artist Enhanced Giclee:
Take a Canvas Giclee, hand highlight it, make it one of a kind, and you’ll have an Artist Enhanced Giclee. Our Artist Enhanced Giclees are custom ordered and painted specially for you. Grant hand embellishes each one of these original creations with paint, adding brushstrokes, texture and pops of color. The paint really brings the giclee to life, adding bright, vivid color – there is nothing like it. Our Artist Enhanced Giclées are the next best thing to our originals (at less than half the cost). Each one is signed on the front and numbered on the back. Keeping within Grant’s commitment to his art, he has set the edition size very low. Our Artist Enhanced Giclees are in an edition of 50 (there are only 50 ever made).
Perfect Giclee on Metal:
Our Perfect Giclees are printed on Metal with bright vibrant colors and come with either matte non-reflective finish or a high gloss varnish finish. By printing on metal, the colors achieved are bright and vivid, mirroring the intensity of Grant's originals. Our Perfect Giclees are produced using the latest in die-sublimation technology and the finest materials available on the market. This combination allows us to create an unparalleled color gamut with the highest archival standards available. Each Perfect Giclee includes hanging hardware on the back, so they are ready to hang as soon as you get them home. They are each signed on the front. They are printed in an open edition.
By default, the metal prints come with a matte finish. If you would like the high gloss finish, please specify in the notes section at checkout.
Our Metal MiniGiclees are the same as our Perfect Giclee on Metals, just smaller - kind of a bite-size giclee, for somewhere that you would like a small pop of color. They are often hung next to a bedside or next to a your computer for a mini-escape. They are also wonderful in a grouping of 3 for a greater impact. They include hanging hardware on the back, so they are ready to hang as soon as you get them home. They are printed in an open edition.
WHAT IS A GICLEE?
A Giclee (pronounced zhee-clay) is a high-end upscale fine art reproduction. Each giclee is custom created, one-at-a-time as it is acquired by collectors.
In the giclee process, the image is generated from a high-resolution digital scan and printed with UV inks onto archival quality canvas. An ultra-fine stream of non-toxic water based ink, more than 4 million droplets per second, is jet-sprayed onto the canvas. This produces a combination of over 3 million possible colors resulting in prints that are lush and vibrant with the look and tonality of a fine art oil painting. Limited-edition giclees are signed on the front of the piece and numbered on the back.
A fantastic advantage of giclee printing is that the digital images can be reproduced to almost any size, giving the artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client.
Giclee prints have gained worldwide acceptance in the art community and can be found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Louvre in Paris displaying works which cannot be allowed out of the museum cellars, and would otherwise never be shown to the public.
Mini Giclees, Perfect Giclee on Metals and Limited Edition Canvas Giclees will arrive in 2-3 weeks.
Custom Created Artist Enhanced Giclees will arrive in 4-6 weeks.