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By Robynblair Launches Candy-Themed Fine Art Prints – Forbes

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On October 1, Robyn Blair Davidson launched a fine art print collection based on her best selling original candy art pieces. It’s been a noteworthy year, even during a pandemic, for the artist who went from being known as The Candy Artist on Instagram to the Artist In Residence at New York’s famous department store Bergdorf Goodman. Her art has also been featured at The Hype House in Los Angeles, among many other places. 

Each of these five Giclèe fine art pieces are printed on archival 300 GSM textured matte paper and generously sized at 30 inches wide by 42 inches tall framed. The prints are sold framed in a choice of black or white satin hardwood. Unframed prints can be purchased as well. “Prints are the perfect entry-point into the fine art world, and I wanted to release a collection that was high quality,” Davidson tells me. “I hand-selected every detail to ensure that the paper, printing, and framing are all of the highest caliber.”

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The prints are just as sweet as Davidson’s originals but hold a deeper meaning during these challenging times. The artist stayed with her family for much of the shutdown and that experience was the creative push behind this collection. “It’s been super nostalgic and brought back a lot of childhood memories. It’s also been surprisingly helpful to take a step back and slow down my usual fast pace.”

Davison selected these five specific pieces to help bring positivity, brightness, and a little levity into the collector’s home. “It’s more important now than ever to surround yourself with visuals that inspire you and make you smile,” she says. “These statements and candy choices are intended to remind the viewer of nostalgic happy times and to encourage them to look to the future with that same positive energy. This print series is a celebration of fun, sweetness, and color.”

In pastel ombre lettering, Think Happy Thoughts features images of classic twisted lollypops created to invoke a sense of childhood nostalgia. 

Slightly simpler in words but more complex in design, Happiness, which is written in a bright rainbow ombre font has green-bordered blue and red packages of Fun Dip candy. 

The most whimsical of all the designs, Hey Sweets, features hot pink packages of Hubba Bubba and ombre pink writing.

The message of Life Is Sweet with its pastel blue hues and images of Sweet Tarts is a reminder from the artist to practice gratitude even during challenging seasons. The white lettering boldly stands out.

Chin Up is a nod to the mechanics of Pez dispensers with bright colored images of both the dispensers and the candy itself. Davidson explains that this a reminder to stay positive right now. 

A Sweet Price

There’s no denying that the pandemic has had a major impact on the economy. So, it was important for Davidson to keep her brand accessible. During this period, she launched jigsaw puzzles, which are $48. She also sells baseball caps, phone cases, candy dishes, and stationary. But her original pieces, all of which are handmade, currently start at $3,000. At $800 unframed, the prints are a far more accessible price point for fine art. “I get requests all the time from first-time collectors who aren’t quite ready to purchase an original custom piece, but still want beautiful and well-made artwork hanging in their space,” she tells me.

But first-time buyers haven’t been the only customers asking for a print collection. “I also get requests from collectors who already own an original piece, and are looking for another fun way to incorporate my artwork into their home or office space.”

Nevertheless, Davidson notes that the appeal of prints isn’t limited to their pricing. “Another element I love about fine art prints is their flexibility. Unlike my original artwork that is often commissioned for a specific space in a client’s home, these prints are transitional and fit seamlessly in a variety of settings.” 

In fact, it was another artist’s print that was the inspiration for this collection. “The first piece of artwork I ever purchased that inspired me to create this collection. For years I’ve had a Deborah Kass fine art print hanging in my apartment, and it has brought so much joy and color to my space, especially over this past year.”

The Influencer Effect

Davidson’s original works have been popular with interior designers, celebrities, and influencers alike. Arielle Charnas (Something Navy), Sarah Michelle Gellar, Neil Patrick Harris, and Addison Rae all have pieces from the artist.

Geller, who was incredibly happy with her piece, explains the appeal in a sweetly succinct way telling me, “I fell in love with by robynblair’s artwork this year, and it’s the perfect gift to give anyone in your life, especially anyone with a sweet tooth. Her designs really add that great pop of color and joy to my home, and I can’t wait to gift more of her pieces to my friends.”

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Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre to host annual Christmas art show – Cochrane Times

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The Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre is encouraging people to shop local this holiday season and is hosting a craft show next month featuring local artists.

The Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre is hosting a Christmas arts sale in November, with attendance by ticketed appointment to control crowds. (Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre)

The Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre is encouraging people to shop local this holiday season so is hosting a craft show next month featuring local artists.

The Deck the Halls craft sale will feature original paintings, pottery, photography, jewelry and quilted items, and run for three days from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22.

To accommodate crowd size limits and safe social distancing, people are asked to register for a ticket and attend during a designated 45-minute time slot. Tickets are free, and masks are mandatory.

After the three-day sale, many goods will be available in the gallery during regular hours.

Find more information and tickets at creativeartscentre.com.

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Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre to host annual Christmas art show – Sarnia Observer

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The Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre is encouraging people to shop local this holiday season and is hosting a craft show next month featuring local artists.

The Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre is hosting a Christmas arts sale in November, with attendance by ticketed appointment to control crowds. (Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre)

The Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre is encouraging people to shop local this holiday season so is hosting a craft show next month featuring local artists.

The Deck the Halls craft sale will feature original paintings, pottery, photography, jewelry and quilted items, and run for three days from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22.

To accommodate crowd size limits and safe social distancing, people are asked to register for a ticket and attend during a designated 45-minute time slot. Tickets are free, and masks are mandatory.

After the three-day sale, many goods will be available in the gallery during regular hours.

Find more information and tickets at creativeartscentre.com.

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Homeless artist gains support, reconnects with family, after his art is posted on social media – CBC.ca

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A local artist who has been homeless for five years is gaining national attention for his artwork, and is getting help finding a home after one of his drawings was shared thousands of times on social media.

A Facebook post featuring Claudemier Bighetty’s artwork has been shared over 5,000 times, and resulted in a flood of support — including help trying to find him a home and reconnecting him with his family. 

Bighetty said people are recognizing him in the streets now. “When I’m drawing something out there, they’re like, ‘you’re that guy, you’re that guy from Facebook!’ Like some total strangers,” he said. 

Part of the credit goes to Jay Mousseau, who originally posted Bighetty’s pen drawing on Facebook after purchasing it off of him in a parking lot. 

WATCH | Claudemier Bighetty and Jay Mousseau share their story

Homeless for five years, Claudemier Bighetty’s life is slowly changing with the help of social media and some new friends. 3:46

In his original post, Mousseau highlights Bighetty’s tremendous skill and refers to him as the Indigenous Picasso. 

“Never judge a book by its cover … You never know someone’s skills or talent they have,” Mousseau said in the original post.

After that post gained widespread popularity, Mousseau set out to find Bighetty. He spent over a week searching for him until he was finally able to locate Bighetty under a Winnipeg train bridge, where he currently lives. 

“I showed him his post. I seen his face glow and light up, and I seen how happy it made him,” said Mousseau.  

Joshua Mousseau (left), Jay Mousseau (centre left), and Brandan Campell (right), visit Claudemier Bighetty everyday. The three men often bring Bighetty food, outdoor equipment, art commissions and good news when they visit. (Jonathan Ventura/ CBC)

Mousseau, his brother Joshua Mousseau and friend Brandan Campell have kept visiting Bighetty every day since they were first able to locate him. 

“I love these guys, they are the best thing that has ever happened to me, they keep my head on straight,” said Bighetty. 

The social media post currently has over 800 comments of support, but its impact goes well beyond likes and shares.

New fans of Bighetty’s artwork have dropped off canvas, art supplies, a working cellphone, food and have started commissioning original pieces. 

Recently, Bighetty’s work has been auctioned off online. His first piece sold for $225 to a buyer in Ottawa.

Mousseau has also started organizing with the Galerie d’art Riverside in Wakefield, Que., which will be hosting five of Bighetty’s original pieces. 

Finding family again

The post has done more than create demand for Bighetty’s art — it also reconnected him with family who’ve been searching for Bighetty but have been unable to locate him until now.

Bighetty’s son and brother reached out to Mousseau on Facebook, and was able to help reconnect the family members.

Claudemier Bighetty reunited with his brother Gordon Bighetty Jr. (Submitted by Jay Mousseau)

With the coldest months of the year approaching, Mousseau has started a GoFundMe campaign to help Bighetty find a warm home for the winter. 

“I wanted to lift him up, because that’s what we do as Indigenous people,” said Mousseau. 

He hopes that Bighetty won’t be on the streets for much longer. 

Recently, Bighetty has also been approached by Ndinawe Safe House to help him find a place to live and provide him with culturally appropriate support. 

Between help from Ndinawe and the GoFundMe, Mousseau believes Bighetty will be off the streets and in a hotel this week — a transitional step to finding a permanent home. 

For the artist, he says it’s all a bit overwhelming, but he’s enjoying the positive support and says that he’s going to continue making art.

“I’ve been through it all. I’ve seen it. I’ve been in and out, and … because of my art work, it’s keeping me grounded,” Bighetty said.

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