The Swimmer
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The Swimmer

by Megan Cassidy Carty

This is a contemporary mixed-media collage (gouache and pencil) blending my personal love for New England, nature, and nostalgia. I love... Read more...

Printed on Fine Art Paper (Open Edition)

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- Museum quality Giclee prints
- 320 GSM fine art paper
- Archival inks
- Include a minimum border of 1"
As our prints are custom made to order according to your specifications, all of our prints are final sale and non-returnable.

About The Art

This is a contemporary mixed-media collage (gouache and pencil) blending my personal love for New England, nature, and nostalgia. I love studying family history and I often wonder what my own family members were like back in the days gone by. This particular piece is based upon a family "camp" my great-grandfather built at Togus Pond in Augusta, Maine. Generations have gone there to enjoy the cool waters and fun times with their families. The girl in the picture is what I imagine my grandmother to have looked like at age 15 in 1932 at the place I learned to swim as a child and enjoyed many happy times. We were at this location when she passed away; I was five years old. Perhaps the image is my way of paying tribute to a woman and a family I didn't get to know well enough...my way of inserting myself into their lives.
All that aside, this is a piece of art that just looks darn cool filling a little blank nook in your family room, office, hallway, or in a child's nursery making a rustic-chic statement.

About the Artist

Hello there! My name is Megan Cassidy Carty. Balancing being an artist, a wife, and a mother is hard work; yet the best kind of work.
After a lifetime love of drawing and painting I studied art at Syracuse University's School of Art and Design where I focused on advertising. A B.F.A. later I went on to work for several years in both boutique design firms and corporate retail settings all while longing for my own artistic voice. Desperate to scratch my own creative itch, I began working for myself creating customized letterpress birth announcements and wedding invitations for lots of wonderful clients. Before too long and after a lot of turbulence my husband Chris and I started our family and I set my career aside so I could focus on my babies and take on the giant task of Mothering.
The aching need to create kept calling to me like the seductive Sirens so I picked up my easy-to-clean-and-carry paints and began making anything that made my heart smile. My whimsical and quirky spirit came to life in my creations and I knew this was what I was meant to be doing. My past work has been featured online at Design Sponge, Poppytalk, and Domino Magazine's website. I hope you like it too! Shop for original paintings, order a custom commission, learn more about me, or sign up for my monthly newsletter (with a free download each month!) at http://www.megancartyart.com. Thanks for visiting!

Additional Print information

Our prints are museum quality prints, that use 100% archival rag paper and archival inks, resulting in beautiful prints with rich and vivid colors. All of our prints include a minimum border of 1" for easy framing. Photographs are printed on a thick, white, matte paper.

The dimensions listed are for the paper size and not the image itself, to give you a better understanding of how much space the print will take up when you hang it on your wall.

Our prints are professionally framed with wood mouldings, archival UV plexi-glass, and come ready to hang on your wall with a hanging wire. Prints can be framed with a 2.75" white mat, or without.

You can view frame dimensions here.

We're excited to offer flat-rate shipping rates of $6.95 for unframed prints and $12.95 for framed prints and canvases shipping within the United States.

We're happy to announce that we now ship to Canada, Australia, UK and Ireland as well. Shipping does not include taxes, duties or any other fees that may be collected at time of delivery.

All of our art, regardless of whether it is framed or not, ships within 7-10 business days. Unframed prints ship in tubes, and framed prints and canvases in boxes, providing extra protection and safe delivery.

As our prints are custom made to order according to your specifications, all of our prints are final sale and non-returnable.