Inspiration comes in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Being an Interior Designer in Big
Sky, MT I have to be versatile and fit all styles and budgets. Art becomes a very
interesting part of the budget. People want color, style and images that make a house
warm and inviting and show what they love and who they are. The problem is that close
to half the houses I interior decorate are used as vacation rental. This means that people
do not like to spend a great deal on high dollar art that could be subject to
traffic and potential wear.
This started my quest for finding good art at reasonable prices. My husband and I use to
own The Odee Company which is a printer and promotional product company in Dallas,
Tx. We sold to two long time employees and a friend. They have been very successful
and one of the areas they expanded into was wide format printing. One thing led to
another and they partnered with two artists and launched Canvaskick.com. Wide format
has become very accepted for art and Canvaskick does giclees that the artist can hand
sign. The giclee can have a resin finish added that makes it appear to be encased in
glass. Cost is around $650 for the giclee and the resin finish is extra. The originals go
for $6000 and up. So, this is an inexpensive way to have great color and art.
Canvaskick started with Carolyn Joe and Dara Burriss and have added Matt Jones
Photography(great trout pictures), Dustin Doskocil Photography, Felix Art Studios and
Walter Eduardo Soza. There supposedly are more artists and works from present artists
to soon be added. It has developed enough of a following that it has been featured on
Cassie Freeman’s, Hi Sugarplum webpage and has participated in her
One Room Challenge. I heard Cassie was in Big Sky for her sister’s wedding. I would
have loved to shown her some of my projects and some Dallas hospitality! Maybe next
time! My husband could have shown her some beautiful property on a pretty river!
I have used Canvaskick and Odee for both the giclees, as well as, other prints. They
turn them quickly. As an Interior Designer, we know everything happens yesterday.
Being a Big Sky Interior Designer with people wanting 2nd homes perfect for family and
friends really means yesterday. Canvaskick says two weeks to turn the art but I
would urge you to call. They have turned things for me in a crunch in very short order
and are great to work with, so always call Travis. I also would like to add, their shipping
is bulletproof. They ship nationwide. So, they custom build the box and the art is bubble
wrapped extremely well.
Next time you have a project that needs some reasonable art options consider wide
format and look up Canvaskick. Great way to add color and style!