ABIDING FAITH

'The Maria Edition"

 

The Unique Story behind the Oldest Surviving Original Oil Painting by Artist Bradley J. Parrish Painted Over Four Decades Ago when the Artist was Only 15 Years Old

 

The original painting from which this reproduction was painted by artist Bradley J. Parrish, in 1973, when the artist was 15 years old. Brad had given this original oil painting to his dear friend and classmate Maria Karpfinger in 1974.  Maria traveled throughout Europe after graduating from high school, later calling New York City her new home.  She worked with the Central Park Conservancy, in Central Park, introducing urban children to nature. Then finally moving back home to Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she continued her mission of service to children, nature, and her community.

Over 40 years Maria visited Brad regularly during her trips home, until finally, one afternoon, Maria arrived on Brad’s doorstep. She carried with her this original painting he had given to her all those years ago. Brad had completely forgotten about this piece and was confused when she told him she was returning it to him. Brad could not understand why and told Maria that he did not want it back, that “it was my gift to you”. She told Brad that “this painting has, throughout my life, given me such peace and completeness. It helped me through so many trying times in my life; I can’t find the words to describe what this painting has meant to me. I want you to have it and I won’t take no for an answer”. Brad reluctantly received it back from her. In the days that would follow this visit, Brad would hear from a mutual friend that Maria had tragically passed away.

To this day, Brad thinks about Maria and how she made it a point to return this piece to him. Remembering all that she was sweet, kind, caring, always soft spoken, always smiling, loved to laugh, loved people almost never talking about herself to others. To pay tribute to Maria and her life cut so short, Brad is releasing this very special edition in her memory and has named this special canvas edition in her honor, calling it “The Maria Edition”.

Brad never titled this painting before he gave it to Maria. He found himself troubled in having to name this piece which is why he ended up painting the scripture 'Luke 4.5" from the bible in the left bottom corner of the original painting. He painted this piece after reading it back in 1973. Brad has made it a point to have those on Facebook come up with a title for this piece. He deeply felt too many things about this piece to call it just anything. The suggestions began to pour in and one title seemed to just be the right one, and as they say "The Rest is History". Thank you to Ms. Lynette La Rue for coming up with the winning title for this piece "Abiding Faith".  I know too, that Maria would have loved that title as well.  giclée

 

About This the First ever Fine Art Canvas Giclee Reproduced of the Artists Work

 

Artist Bradley J. Parrish paintings have, up until now, all been reproduced on four color commercial presses. This is the first Giclée reproduction ever, of the artist’s work. Brad has held off on using this process of providing almost exact reproductions of his works until Inkjet technology and process have fully matured. After several years and major advancements in the Giclée industry Brad has determined that the process is now fully capable of providing himself and his collectors the high quality reproductions, with the truest fidelity to the original works on the market today.  For the very first time Brad is releasing his first Giclée piece on canvas.

The image reproduced has been printed using archival inks on 100% duck canvas of the highest quality. The canvas is adhered to Gator Board, which is known for being pH neutral, strong, and durable against warping, shrinking or stretching; as opposed to other available mounting methods such as stretching canvas over wood stretching bars. Brad is dedicated to conserving our natural resources and has forgone all use of wooden stretcher bars used in his reproduction pieces being released. The surface of the image has been clear-coat varnished to further protect the image from environmental and UV damage. It can be easily wiped, and is Wilhelm rated for 120 years. 

Know that each of the frames available were hand selected by the artist and are of the highest quality. Artist Bradley J. Parrish has signed his name (Parrish) in metallic ink in the lower left hand corner of the piece. On the original painting the artist painted a verse from the bible. This verse ‘Luke 4.5” is the inspiration behind this piece as well as the subject of it. The painted verse has been removed for this edition, to allow for the artist signature in the lower left hand corner. The artist signature on the bottom right is the signature as it appears on the original work and you will notice that following his signature the artist painted a cross.  The artist has personally approved the quality of all workmanship in every step of this production.

 

 

Order framed and unframed canvas reproductions

 

The Maria Canvas Edition is available either unframed or framed. The Unframed Canvas reproduction consists of a signed Canvas print, mounted to Gator Board™, accompanied by your signed certificate of authenticity secured to the back of the reproduction and ready for you to frame.

If you prefer to have the piece already framed and ready to hang when it arrives at your door, you may choose from tree different colors and styles of frames. All three frames have been personally selected by the artist especially for this painting. You will receive a beautifully finished hardwood frame with the signed canvas reproduction professionally secured within it. The framed piece will have a signed certificate adhered to the back of the reproduction. All the mounting hardware will be installed and will arrive to you ready to hang.  Please be advised that NO GLASS is included with the frame;  owing to the production process, no glass is necessary.

Make your selection(s) below:

 

Above: (UNFRAMED) Signed Canvas GICLee

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This Canvas Giclée titled 'Abiding Faith'  is hand signed by the artist in lower left hand corner. Reproduction comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity which is adhered to the back of the piece.

* When purchasing and shipping this item in the United States, all sales tax and sipping and handling are included in the final price below. All orders outside the U.S. may contact us for pricing and ordering.

Overall Canvas Size: 18"wx  14"h

Final Cost: $395 ea. USD

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Above: (Frame Style I) Signed Canvas GICLÉE

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This elegant and classic brushed, medium toned, "antiqued" gold frame works beautifully with this piece. There are medium greys and charcoals that pick up on the colors in the painting. It is a beautiful frame that is a wonderful accent for this piece. The filigree inside and outside the frame dose not overwhelm this piece but rather showcases the painting very well.

 Lower Left Hand Corner Detail

Lower Left Hand Corner Detail

This Canvas Giclée titled 'Abiding Faith'  is hand signed by the artist in lower left hand corner. Reproduction comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity which is adhered to the back of the piece.

* When purchasing and shipping this item in the United States, all sales tax and sipping and handling are included in the final price below. All orders outside the U.S. may contact us for pricing and ordering.

Overall Framed Size: 23"w x 19"h

Final Cost: $495 ea. USD

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Above: (FRAME Style II) Signed Canvas GICLÉE

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This very clean and elegant warm silver/light gold mix frame gives this painting a sense of 'less is more' in a very stylish way.  A frame that works very well in drawing the viewers eyes directly into the piece itself.  As it shows below in the detail there is very fine distressed detailing that is a beautiful accent in complimenting this painting.

 Lower Left Hand Corner Detail

Lower Left Hand Corner Detail

This Canvas Giclée titled 'Abiding Faith'  is hand signed by the artist in lower left hand corner. Reproduction comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity which is adhered to the back of the piece.

* When purchasing and shipping this item in the United States, all sales tax and sipping and handling are included in the final price below. All orders outside the U.S. may contact us for pricing and ordering.

Overall Framed Size: 23"w x  17"h

Final Cost: $495 ea. USD

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Above: (FRAME Style III) Signed Canvas GICLÉE

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This Beautiful Canvas Giclée is framed in a rich antique frame with a deep gold inner accent near the image. the old world scroll work on the outside edge combined with the roughly planed but smoothly buffed surface make this frame embellish the time period of the old world and works wonderfully with this piece.

 Lower Left Hand Corner Detail

Lower Left Hand Corner Detail

This Canvas Giclée titled 'Abiding Faith'  is hand signed by the artist in lower left hand corner. Reproduction comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity which is adhered to the back of the piece.

* When purchasing and shipping this item in the United States, all sales tax and sipping and handling are included in the final price below. All orders outside the U.S. may contact us for pricing and ordering.

Overall Framed Size: 23"w x 19"h

Final Cost: $495 ea. USD

*Pieces are produced at time of purchase, please allow 10 working days for delivery

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About The Printers That Reproduced This Extraordinary Piece

 

It was upon a very high recommendation from a friend of Brad’s that he checked out this printer of fine art who are producing what his friend claims are "the finest quality Giclée pieces in the market today". Brad has turned down many offers over the years from Giclée printers to reproduce his works; feeling that the process did not live up to the fidelity required to properly reproduce a piece.  After meeting with the group, learning about their process, and seeing their work, Brad feels that this group exceeds all others; that they truly pride themselves in achieving the finest quality reproductions a printer can achieve. Brad, who has worked with many top tier printers throughout the United States for over four decades, has never been so impressed as with the quality and dedication that this company has shown. From the moment he walked into their galley/office and saw just some of the hundreds of beautiful pieces of art they have reproduced for artists over the years hanging on their walls, to the final approval of this his first Giclée piece, Brad was sold on this printer. Brad has not nor will he ever endorse a company unless they meet and exceed his requirements for the finest reproduction of his art or anyone else’s works of art for that matter. This is a first for him and he is happy to share his find with other artists looking for that one printer that reproduces your artwork proud enough to hang in your own home, especially if you’re original has been sold and you no longer have it as has been the usual for Brad and his originals. In keeping and maintaining the quality standards of our industry Brad highly recommends this elite group of professionals, with whom he is excited to be collaborating. Please check out their work here at: Prime Digital Media Gallery   

Printer: Prime Digital Media - 16860 Victor Rd. - New Berlin, WI  53151 - (262) 641-9872 - Contact: Erin Maddox-Erin@PDMedia.com