Buy Archival Fine Art Prints
and Greeting Cards

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Visit the ART GALLERY for original art by Sharon Hudson.

You can now buy beautiful archival prints and greeting cards of over 40 contemporary fine art images from the art gallery of Sharon Hudson.  The ordering and printing is done through http://sharon-hudson.artistwebsites.com, which is hosted by www.fineartamerica.com. The customer deals exclusively with fineartmerica, rather than with me, when ordering.  However, feel free to contact me with any questions or feedback about my images or your purchase.  Artists always like to know people are enjoying their work, so I would love to hear from you!

As an artist, I am very concerned with the presentation of my art works, so I am delighted that I can recommend this print service without hesitation.  I have personally ordered, inspected, and tested for color permanence a number of prints and cards from this company, and am very impressed by the quality of their prints and papers, and the hassle-free delivery and no-questions-asked return policy.  I believe that Fineartamerica treats both customers and artists fairly, and provides a great service by enabling the public to buy excellent archival prints at reasonable prices.




How do I buy prints or cards?

To buy prints, browse the selection of images below, then click the link "Buy Fine Art Prints," which takes you to www.sharon-hudson.artistwebsites.com, which is affiliated with Fineartamerica.  There you can click the images to see detailed enlargements, a choice of paper finishes and sizes, and possible framing options. The site guides you through the buying process.

Fineartamerica offers a choice of papers, from matte to high gloss, along with some special surfaces like canvas texture.  The default paper is "archival matte," with a very smooth matte surface.  Be sure to specify another paper if you want one.  All their papers are equally archival, but be advised that dark tones don't appear as deep on a matte paper as on glossier paper.  Therefore, if you want the maximum impact of rich darks, I think a nice option is the semi-matte photo paper.  However, if the image does not contain deep blacks, then a smooth matte surface like the default "archival matte," or a slightly rougher surface like the "Somerset velvet," are nice choices.  Generally a less glossy surface is more appropriate for an original art work but if you like a high-gloss photographic surface, get the "glossy photo paper." Don't use a canvas-textured surface unless the work was originally paint alone (no collage, pastel, etc.)

All the prints come with a 1" white border all around.

All images are available in a selection of sizes.  I have determined the maximum size for each image which yields a professional quality print in terms of sharpness and resolution.  You can preview the resolution and sharpness of any part of the image with Fineartamerica's full-resolution preview function, which shows the image at a much larger size than the prints will be. 

The greeting cards are gorgeous, with heavy-duty paper, rich printing, a durable glossy finish, and can be personalized with your own message. Sets of 25 come in a handsome black box.




Online shopping

People often feel insecure when ordering something as personal as artwork online.  However, as mentioned earlier, I have received a number of prints from Fineartamerica, and the quality has always been outstanding.  I have several on display in my home.  The prints were entirely true to my original digital files, which the buyer can preview onscreen.  And Fineartamerica has a money-back guarantee, which they honor promptly, no questions asked. 




Print and Card Prices

Fineartamerica prices are set by the artists themselves, who determine their their own markups, which are added to Fineartamerica's basic printing costs.  This is why you will see, if you check out other artists, that print prices vary considerably.  We are in a transitional period as digital printing has permitted artists to offer fine-quality prints at much lower prices than in previous eras, and artists are struggling to determine how to respond to the new marketplace.  Some are pricing their work as if it were posters; others more like traditional fine-art prints such as lithographs or serigraphs.

I have chosen pricing between the two.  I believe that because Fineartamerica's print quality is excellent, and their inks and papers are archival, the prints merit more than "poster" prices.  In addition, although reproductions cost less than paintings because artists can make many of them, artists must still be compensated for their talent, vision, and time.  On the other hand, prices must be competitive.  Therefore...

I have set my prices in the mid-range of the prices on Fineartamerica.  This makes them a very good buy for archival works of fine art.

Archival Print Prices
Apprx. size
Price
(depends on paper)
8 x 10
$22-$25
11 x 14
$27-$30
12 x 18
$35-$40
14 x 20
$43-$51
16 x 24
$55-$66
18 x 28
$65-$80
20 x 30
$75-$91
24 x 36
$100-$122
26 x 40
$115-$142


Greeting card prices
Single card
$3.99
Pack of 10
$19.95
Box of 25
$39.75




Shipping of Fine Art Prints

Fineartamerica handles the shipping.  Larger unframed prints will be shipped in mailing tubes.  It's always a good idea to remove art from tubes promptly so they don't get accustomed to being cylindrical!

For framed prints, understandably, the packaging and shipping of large pictures framed with glazing gets a bit pricey: in the $50 range for a frame size about 30" x 36"; $25 to $30 for smaller sizes.




Framing of Fine Art Prints

I always advise custom framing of art works on paper if economically possible, because the outcome is almost always much better.  The available proportions, mat colors, and frame styles of store-bought frames are rarely ideal, or perhaps even acceptable for any particular image.

However, you may appreciate the convenience of having your prints framed through FineartamericaFineartamerica has a good interface for viewing potential mats and frame styles, and their prices are competitive.  They also sell several other options for displaying art work, and I appreciate their attempt to make framing very easy for their customers.  Before designing or buying your frame, don't forget to read my framing and conservation tips and information

However, Fineartamerica's mats are not archival, and by the time you add on their shipping charge, you should be able to match their total (non-archival) price with a custom archival framing at a local frame shop, if you shop around a bit.  In addition, Fineartamerica does not make their mats wider on the bottom than on the sides and top, which I consider unacceptable.  (Why?)  In addition, the print will be framed with plexiglass, which I do not prefer.  Nonetheless, this could be a good option in some cases.  Actually, I would love to be able to recommend Fineartamerica framing wholeheartedly, because they have done a very good job with this function and they pass on a small percentage of the frame price to the artist.

But the bottom line is: Picture framing is a significant expense, and a well-designed custom frame adds greatly to almost any work of art.  On the other hand, a bad framing job can make even the best artwork look uncomfortable, cheap, or tasteless.  For medium to large pieces, allow at least $150 to $250 for conservation framing under glass, depending on size and media.  Shop around for price, because prices vary considerably, but don't let a 10% or 20% price difference determine your lifetime enjoyment of your art work.

The final size of the framed picture will be 6" to 7" inches larger in both directions than the print size.  So measure your wall space!

However, remember to check out the other attractive presentation options available at Fineartamerica.  For example, they can mount the image on a finished board that floats in front of the wall, or even on a metal surface, which might be dramatic in some environments.




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Dandylion's Dream



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Ronin



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Thinking of You


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Calypso


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Nana


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Tropical Intrusion


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The Pink Philodendron


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Woman in the Wind


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Nude with Lines and Vines


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Woman in Two Worlds


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Girl in a Green Chair


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Felicity


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Maybe, Maybe Not


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Katja on Beige


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Bali Ballet


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Cirque


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Cuddling Couple


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Merav with Patterns


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Tango


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In My House


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The Faded Rose



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About Face



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Between Time



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Tani and Snowball



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Fireside



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Girls from Borobudur


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The Rocky Beach



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Garden Variety



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Birds of a Feather



Inside Outside



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Eyes in the Woods



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Sea Horse



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Horn of Plenty



Lizard Leaves



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M&M's, Etc.



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Tropical Storm



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For July



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Radiator and Shoe


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Ikebana II


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Jazz Time


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On the Edge of the Yucatán


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Garden of Earthly Delights





Updated 2018
Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco Bay Area, East Bay, northern California