Original art, prints, and cards. Some pieces are framed, others not. The majority of the work we have on hand is smaller than two feet and priced under $400.
Browse below for an idea of the unique treasures you could find!
Encaustic painting involves melting pigments into hot beeswax. When applied to the wood substrate, it quickly hardens. One advantage to this medium is the wax is strong enough to hold items such as photos, nails, and buttons, creating some unique pieces.
Mixed media artwork combines different materials, such as acrylic, oil sticks, found objects such as postage stamps and labels, and others. Often multiple techniques are also used, such as mixing photography with mono-printing or stencilling.
Our watercolours are painted by Nanaimo-based John Hofman. John starts with an ink sketch before filling in with watercolour paint, creating a loose, energetic, but still rather precise effect.
We carry reproductions of original art on cards, as well as one-of-a-kind unique paper cards and cards made on a Heidelberg letterpress. Most of our cards are wordless, but we also have a line of hilarious, touching, and insightful wordy cards which are paired with vintage images.
Our metal art is cut on plasma cutters, a technique that brings precision to the artists’ designs. We commonly carry metal art of animals, birds, mountains, First Nations designs, and more.
Our often quirky, always unique fused glass art can hang in the window, sit on a shelf, or feature on a wall. We also have a selection of fused glass jewelry for when you want to adorn yourself in something special.
You’ll hear about art show openings, sales, and other fun happenings at Artzi Stuff.