My Sweet Boy
Limited Edition Framed Canvas
The Limited Edition Framed Canvas is our Canvas Wraps finished with a black floater frame. These unique frames are so named because the illusion they create is that your artwork is "floating" within the frame instead of being covered by it — perfect for displaying our Canvas Wraps. Each piece is signed and numbered by the artist, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
Canvas Wraps are much like gallery wrapped canvas. Artwork is printed on a canvas material, stretched to fit a custom wooden frame, and attached to the wooden frame. As a result, all hardware used to secure the canvas is hidden and the artwork extends to all sides visible to the viewer. Made from our premium eco-friendly wood, Canvas Wraps create a classical way to preserve and present artwork. A simple French cleat system is provided to securely mount and display a Canvas Wrap. A multitude of durable surface finishes are offered to enhance artwork and provide UV protection and moisture resistance to a piece of artwork.
Artwork is mounted on an acid-free 3/8” thick surface, finished with a beveled edge and given a ¾” deep backing to create a floating effect. The backing is recessed from the edge such that it is not easily seen. A simple French cleat system is provided to securely mount and display a Wall Plaque. The image is 100% protected UV Laminate. The product is rated for 125 years.
Made from our premium eco-friendly wood, a Coaster is a 4 x 4 dimensional wooden card that is a long-lasting way to preserve and present artwork. Art is mounted on an acid-free 3/8” thick surface and finished with a beveled edge. The Coaster is a completely finished product with a coated, black, moisture-resistant finish on the back to ensure art is fully protected and maintains a clean, high-quality appearance from front to back. In addition, there is room to add your personal sentiment to customize your artwork for any occasion. When finished expressing yourself, the Coaster fits into its own mailer, you attach the postage and mail it! Coaster can be used for promotions, coasters, thank you cards, or displayed as table top art pieces by inserting the enclosed dowel.
Nicole or Nika’s Russian-born roots inform and inspire her art. A wonderful sense of abandon permeates her portraits, while her imaginative use of color and content create a bold vision that stretches far beyond mere conventional standards. Her subjects comfort us; they provide a calm palliative for an uneasy society. Their faces speak to us of compassion and hope; the essence of Nika’s vision. While she uses paint and brushes to transport us into a world of possibilities, we see in her portraits a limitless landscape of emotions to pursue. Nika explains: “Growing up in the heart of Leningrad, my life was centered in Bohemian lore,” her still detectable Russian accents a delightful note. “Growing up on lines for lard and toilet paper, my colors represent rebellion from my gray memories of childhood.”
The seemingly gray world followed Nika to her new home in suburban Massachusetts. Needing to find meaning in her experiences, Nika chose the eyes as her window to the living, breathing world she sought. The eyes of her subjects show us our best self, a calm refusal to shirk from the sheer beauty we all share. Gazing at her subjects’ eyes, we may feel a pull of familiarity, a reminder of experience and emotions that resonate with the soul we are glimpsing. We may perhaps, too, identify with that dead, calm indifference seen in the face of a young or old Picasso. Nika explains, “I think that in Picasso, we can never stop discovering. Every time we look at his paintings, we see new things, and every time we look at his face we think we’re that much closer to understanding him, the man, and the artist.” Nika’s unrelenting pursuit of grand possibility, conveyed in every canvas she creates, has transported her far beyond her initial experiences and training at New York’s School of Visual Arts. She seeks new discovery, and hope, in a limitless world of freedom and confident exploration.