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I have always appreciated the beauty of nature and the awe-inspiring feeling it gives me. It’s why I photograph landscapes and it’s why I live in California. With any type of photo shoot there should always be meaning or a story behind it. The story acts as motivation for all that comes after whether it’s ...

After years of paying a 50% commission on my artwork exhibited and sold in other galleries, I was determined to have my own gallery where I kept all the sales dollars from my art – and where my work was always the main feature. Yes, there are now plenty of expenses and other things to ...

As with most things in life, there are two sides to every story. I absolutely LOVE when someone contacts me to do a commission. It can be residential or corporate, it doesn’t matter to me. I love the challenge of drawing out the buyer’s wants/hopes/desires for the piece and then figuring out how to make ...

I got my first camera for Christmas at age 12. I took pictures all spring and summer! That summer, I entered 2 photos into the County Fair, and I won Best in Show in the Student Division! I was hooked, and I haven’t put my camera down since photographing everything from flowers and gardens to ...

If you want a realistic scene, a photo is the way to go. But what about concepts that are at the intersection of mental, physical, and emotional struggles? I’ve found that through abstract geometric paintings I’ve been able to investigate these types of ideas just through the use of color and shape. Without the burden ...

In The Beginning “Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” Andy Warhol There is art, and then there is the art of business.    As with any business, you must have a viable product or service ...

I’m often told that my photographs have a style that makes them distinctly recognizable. When asked how I achieve this, I genuinely fumble for an answer. As is the case in any existential question, I can’t point you to one concrete ideal. As we all know, art is subjective. However, I do believe it is ...

Over the summer, Frame Destination was a sponsor of the 15th annual Art In Bloom 2021, a fundraiser for the Black Mountain Center for the Arts (BMCA) in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Flowers were the focal point of the event, and they were celebrated in floral arrangements, art exhibits, classes/workshops, and garden tours throughout the ...

Plein air painters know the importance of dressing properly in preparation for Mother Nature’s fickle shifts in weather. Equally important is adorning your painting, once it’s complete, with the proper picture frame. With that in mind, Frame Destination has added a beautiful array of new frames perfect for plein air canvases. Anatomy of Plein Air ...

You’ve got an eye for composition, an instinct for lighting, and a talent for capturing the perfect moment. But how do you turn your skill and passion for photography into a career that pays the bills (and then some)? Many Beginnings Fine art photographer Charles Santora started taking pictures as a hobby, but eventually left ...