Summer Departed
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Summer Departed

by Heather J Chontos

An abstract in aquas.

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

An abstract in aquas.

About the Artist

Painting is my greatest love. Within my work you will get all of me. There is no thought involved, there is only unforgiving honesty.
I have worked in the creative field of set design and art directing for more than seventeen years around the world for amny high profile magazines and commercial clients, but now I have finally come back to what I believe I am meant to do, and that is paint.

I lost eyesight at age 13. I was legally blind for a period of almost 8 months. I laid in hospital beds imagining I could still see, but there was not even an ounce of light let in through my optic nerve, which had exploded like a glowing firework behind the surface of my eyes. It came back eventually after a long struggle of medication and testing. It was one of those moments in time that made all the difference. I am now grateful to understand the loss of what it is to see. I tend to “see” a lot every day. I am always looking, searching the surface of the world for things that entice my eyes because now even though my optic nerve is still damaged, the light does pass through and the colorful world that we live in is forever a vision to me.

I am 36. I am a single mother of two daughters Kodie age 15 and Zana age 6. They are two great beauties inside and out, my most profound creation yet. They inspire me to laugh more and mostly at myself. They keep me strong, not allowing for much weakness in this world.

We have lived all over the world, on farms and in great cities. We have travelled together as a unit, taking in life as we go and absorbing as much as we can fit into the frame of ourselves.

We love the Ocean, and so now are based in Portland, Maine, surfing the icy waves up and down the coast. Every day is certainly an adventure.

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.