Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Allene Lamour (?)

Allene Lamour (?) ~ After researching for Allene Lamour , I hit a dead end. Luckily, we received a tidbit from a equally curious person. Here is the information we received:
"Allene Lamour "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not"

As you might know Morris and Bendien N.Y. in 1900-1940 brought out affordable prints that copied many popular styles of original artists. The Louis Icart style print you sell above has a special anatomical error which I think was done intentionally by one of their staff artists. Allene Lamour I'm sure was a made up name to give the print some validity since the artist style copied was French. We have an original framed print of the one you offer. My family has owed this for as long as I can remember, but only a few years ago I looked at it closely and thought there was something about her feet that didn't seem right. And 'right' is the key, as she has two right feet. My theory with little historical information is, here you are a staff artist copying the styles of some popular artists. Insult to injury, there is no recognition of your talent but a paycheck as some fake artist name is created to make the buyer feel more classy. So to make it yours and known to your family and friends you take a calculated risk. It's all in the toes! So, this may be some insignificant little fluff but your company is perhaps one of few who offer this print. Worth a potential smile in your finding out about it.

Thank you!! If you have any questions or interesting facts, please contact us at or or at 1-800-367-4370.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Hello all you boils & ghouls!! It is your Mistress of gab here to let you know how it all went down this year in the annual Halloween costume contest...

1st place went to the Dead Bride...

2nd place went to the Frisky Witch...

But with the HUGE baskets of winnings no one cared about losing!!

Of course there was that horrible scene between Little Red Riding Hood & The Fallen Angel, but you now what competition does to some people...

Make sure to send us in your pics so we may place them on our blog!! Who knows maybe you will win the Grand Prize...

(Heehee just kidding, we just want to see every ones costumes...)
Till next year kids, be safe & have fun!!
Mistress of Gossip

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Fall in the Town of Noel, MO

Well the leaves are changing, there is a crispness in the air & everyone is a little cheerier. No it is not because the gas prices are going down (ok it is not JUST because gas prices are going down. This is the time of year when everyone is a little more patient, laid back and we seem to appreciate we made it another year. (ABOVE: Picture of an autumn morning).

Pulling into Noel, MO from the north side of town you are welcomed by the Noel sign. The one lane bridge seems to transitions you into the small town feel.

This picture shows the entire Main Street. It is a rolling hill. But Noel does have everything one would need. A grocery store, post office, hardware and feed store, movie rental, gas stations (4 to be exact) and a bakery (you must have your sweets!!)

The quaintness does not end with the town's name or establishments. It seems as if each house, tree and leaf is placed in a way to invite you to come visit or perhaps imagine staying. Even the trees seem to be taking on the Christmas cheer, as they change from a green to marigolds to a crimson red before falling to the ground like crunchy snowflakes.

With the exception of the sunrise, these were all taken on an 1 hour lunch. So go out, slow down and appreciate your town, surroundings and the season!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Larry Read ~ October 26th

October 26th 2008 Mast General Store to Host Larry Read Greenville, SC -- Larry Read will delight children of all ages with his fun, whimsical songs on Sunday October 26th at the Mast General Store in Downtown Greenville. His latest release, Through A Child’s Eyes, connects parents, grandparents and children through wonderful, simple lyrics. Having performed on stages from Las Vegas to Disneyland, Larry shares his life experiences through music. Larry’s daughter, a kindergarten teacher, who shares her dad’s love of music, asked him to make a CD for children. Through A Child’s Eyes is the result. Ice Cream Sundays, Come Play with Me Grandma, and Puppies Make Me Laugh are just a few of these delightful songs. Meet Larry and enjoy his songs on Sunday, October 26th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Mast General Store in Downtown Greenville.
For more information, call Mary Nase at 864-235-1883.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Lambert Castle House Boutique

The Passaic County Historical Society Lambert Castle, Paterson, NJ
21st Annual Holiday House Boutique 2008 at Lambert Castle

Open to the Public
November 8 through November 30, 2008
Featuring an array of quality crafts and items for your holiday decorating and gift-giving.
Presented by Nancy B. Davis
HOURS: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thanksgiving Day
Admission: Donation of $6.00 (cash or check only)
(includes 2 return visits for the original purchaser)
Please note: Boutique purchases may be made using cash, check or credit card
(MasterCard & VISA).
No Strollers or Carriages Please!

Apple Festival ~ Kimmswick, Missouri

Looking around Kimmswick Korner's website I noticed that they have a calendar!! I love to see what is going on around the country. Here is what is happening in Kimmswick, Missouri

Apple Butter Festival

October 25th and 26th

Apple Butter Festival - Kimmswick, Missouri

This 2 day festival begins at 10 AM and runs until 5 PM both days.

Fellow Bloggers

Well several customers have been starting up blogs!! Here are a couple of of them:




To name a few!! You have a blog!? send it to us. We will subscribe & then list special events. The more the merrier!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Trinkets and service from a different era...

Come visit the past!!
Victorian Trading Company was founded in 1987 by Melissa and Randy Rolston in Dallas, Texas. With modest origins as a home based business marketing nostalgic birth announcements, the company has averaged growth of over 30% annually with a posting of 14 consecutive years or profits, currently operates a distribution and order fulfillment center in Lenexa, Kansas (Kansas City) with a staff of over 60 employees in three divisions.

Our primary business is our mail order catalog, Victorian Trading Company. We send out nearly 10 million catalogs each year. Visit our website at to request your catalogue or shop online.

Should your travels find you in Kansas City, a delightful hodge podge of the fascinating, the beautiful and the irresistible await you in our fanciful marketplace. Encounter a woman's boutique with cabbage rose chintz upon the walls amidst red velvet drapes and tinkling music box melodies. An obliging costumed staff will offer a spot of snickerdoodle tea while you revel in rooms of intriguing antiquity.

Corinth Square
83rd & Mission Road
Prairie Village, Kansas
Ph: 913-381-3995

Warehouse Store
15614 W 99th St..
Lenexa, Kansas
(2 blocks north of Lackman exit)
Ph: 913-310-0333

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Just in Time for Halloween!!

Gallery shows up everywhere.
There I was, sitting in the living room watching "Scary... But True" (this is a show from 2001) and they are showcasing the Willard Library in Evansville, Indiana.

There are reports of the library being haunted by the "Grey Lady". The Grey Lady is said to be the ghost of Louise Carpenter, daughter of the founder Willard Carpenter. The ghost story is told that she haunts this halls, stairs, books & cases due to the fact that her father left almost all of his estate to the library.

On this particular episode 2 teenagers are in search of the Grey Lady. While searching, the Children's Reading Room, the female encounters an entity. A book flys off the shelf. Screams and sobbing ensues, and then as a close up of the girl's tear stained face flashes on the screen, there it is... The Fairy Tale by Walther Firle!! Not once but several times. The longest view of the print, is used as a backdrop during a long sob-filled monologue (that in my excitement of this discovery, tune out). Viewing this print in full color and it is enduring and heartwarming. But view it in night vision (because that is how all shows about ghosts & things that "go bump in the night" are filmed) and your hackles will raise, a lump will stifle your screams and the girl's eyes will raise from the book to stare straight into your soul...

Sorry, I just love Halloween and a good ghost story.
I found several sights with links to ghostcams, here are a couple:
If there are more, please feel free to leave here. IF YOU DARE!!!

Featured Print: The Fairy Tale by Walther Firle ~ This version is a framed giclee on canvas 3376-3067

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The End of the Rainbow!!

Come visit our yarn department and find the end of the rainbow!! An Amazing assortment of truly beautiful yarn has arrived.
We now have:
* Debbie Bliss ~ Baby Cashmerino, Cashmerino Aran, Bamboo Silk (Pattern support available)
* Noro ~ Kureyon (Dozens of colors)
* Ella Rae ~ Classics (In every color)
Some openings are still available in our Fall Knitting classes, so call if you'd like to make something cozy and beautiful.
The Brass Lantern
335 Main Street
Metuchen, New Jersey
Phone # 732-548-5442
This announcement was brought to you by
Gallery Graphics, Inc. ~ 1-800-367-4370 ~

Halloween Party in Metuchen, NJ

Attention all Ghouls and Goblins!!
If you will be in Metuchen, New Jersey on October 10Th between 7 to 9 P.M. you MUST stop in at The Brass Lantern for games, refreshments, creepy music, and of course tarot card readings by Jill Richards!!
Prizes will be awarded for:
* Best costume * Best Ghost Story * & more!!
Hope to see you there!!
The Brass Lantern
335 Main Street
Metuchen, New Jersey
This announcement was brought to you by
Gallery Graphics, Inc. ~ 1-800-367-4370 ~

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Gallery in Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens are revisited...
Gallery gets another big movie cameo in HBO's version of "Grey Gardens" featuring Drew Barrymore (as Little Edie) and Jessica Lang (as Big Edie) and Jeanne Tripplehorn (as Jackie Kennedy Onassis). This sad but true tale is "based on the life stories of the eccentric aunt and first cousin of Jackie Kennedy (both named Edith Bouvier Beale aka "Big and Little Edie") raised as Park Avenue débutantes but who withdrew from New York society, taking shelter at their Long Island summer home, "Grey Gardens." As their wealth and contact with the outside world dwindled, so did their grasp on reality. They were reintroduced to the world when international tabloids learned of a health department raid on their home, and Jackie swooped in to save her relatives." ~ Anonymous

This is a rendition of the original 1975 documentary (that originally brought the ladies out of seclusion and made them catapult to cult icons status. The wildly acclaimed musical rendition (which ran from November 2, 2006 to July 29, 2007) featured Christine Ebersole (Lil Edie), Mary Louise Wilson (Big Edie) and John McMartin (J.V. "Major" Bouvier / Norman Vincent Peale).

It is still unclear if this will be direct to T.V. or may see it's day on the silver screen. A tentative 2009 release has been announced.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Free Advertisement

We at Gallery Graphics are happy to announce the addition of
"In Your Neighborhood"
or I.Y.N for short. We will be show casing you for your customer to view. How to submit your information is easy:
* Submit by email or mail images or your shop, staff, favorite displays or office pets.
* Send us information you want posted: IE: phone number, physical address, directions if hard to find, hours, etc.
* Do you have a special event, open house or mega sale you want everyone to know about, list it!!
Funny antidote, historical tidbits, anything that makes you unique.
This will make you searchable & it is FREE*.

Please note: We reserve the right to edit, omit or correct as Gallery deems necessary. *This offer is for current Gallery customers that have placed an order in the last 12 months.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Horse Play

I personally love knowledge that will only be used on random game shows or to help you win a trivia board game!! Well our top notch team of researchers has found just such information:
Taken from a back issue of Tattoo Magazine; Skin & Ink. By: Palmer Utterback "In biblical times, horses, were a symbol of wealth, status and, in warfare, power. A joint German-Egyptian archeological team has reported a discovery of horse stables, which housed over 400 horses, on the edge of the Nile Delta. The stables have been linked to pharaoh Ramses II who ruled more than 3,000 years ago. Such stables presumably boarded war horses similar to those used to draw the pharaoh's chariots in pursuit of the Israelites into the Red Sea. While the galloping steeds of Pharaoh's Horses convey a sense of power, majesty and grace, the implied reference to Exodus 14 suggests a symbolic warning against the singular pursuit of a tragic course with regard to the consequences: "The water flowed back and covered the chariots and horsemen-the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the sea. Not one of them survived (Exodus 14:28)."I obtained some more fascinating historical information from Mary Lou Walbergh. J.F. Herring, the creator of Pharaoh's Horses, actually owned the Arabian stallion which he used as his model for many of his paintings including Pharaoh's Horses. The stallion's name was Imaun, after the Imaum of Persia, who gave him along with three other purebred Arabs, to Queen Victoria. The Queen thought quite sensibly, that Imaun might prove to be too much horse for her, so she gave him to her Chief Clerk. This man immediately sold him at Tattersall's, the famed horse sales establishment which is in business to this very day. Herring bought him and kept him all of the rest of his very long life. Herring hired a trainer to train Imaun to lie down, to be "housebroken." This well respected trainer said the Imaun was the most brilliant horse with whom he had ever worked. Herring loved Imaun so much, that it is quite possible to pick out the horse he painted using him as a model, because of the love and care taken with every stroke of the brush. Imaun is all three heads in The Pharaoh's Horses, as well as in many other Herring paintings."
We found several postings on this image. Sorry to those I didn't use.
Featured: Pharaoh's Horses by J. F. Herring 3350-3860.

See us on the big screen...

From the Licensing Department: Watch for us in "Don McKay"
A movie trivia tidbit is that one of our framed prints will be featured in the new movie, Don McKay.

Thomas Haden Church is set to star in Animus Films’ indie drama Don McKay with Elisabeth Shue, Melissa Leo, M. Emmet Walsh and Keith David. Jake Goldberger is directing from his own script.
The story centers on a man haunted by a tragedy that forced him to flee his hometown 25 years earlier who returns when he finds his long-lost love is dying — and is then caught in a web of confusion, deceit and murder.
~ From

The piece that will be featured is Nature's Sublime Grandeur by R. Atkinson Fox.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Gallery Classics

For a limited time, Gallery Graphics will be re-introducing several of our best selling framed prints, and offering them online as “web exclusives”. Some of these have not been featured in our catalog for over 10 years. They can be found under the tab

“Gallery Classics”

on our website at We have had many requests for these images, and will be offering them for a limited time only during the holiday season. Along with the framed prints, we will be incorporating some gift sets, and various stationery items, note cards & stickers. These items can only be found on our website, and may be ordered via phone, fax, email, or online and can be included with any merchandise from our regular catalogs. Please check back periodically to view new items.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-367-4370.

To view products on our website, please visit us at and use your customer number and zip code to access the wholesale section. If you need addtional information or generic codes, please contact us at 1-800-367-4370 or email to

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

July Special

July Specials

Gas prices getting you down. Well we are offering discounts on smaller orders to help strecth your budget dollars.

5% Discount on $300 or More
10% Discount on $500 or More
15% Discount on $700 or More

Please contact our office at 1-800-367-4370 to place your order today, or visit us online at !

Orders must ship by 9/30/08…no later ship dates please. Offer not available in conjunction with any other discount, promotion, or show special. Discounts may not be applied to display pieces.

Questions? If you have questions regarding this email or the Gallery Graphics product line in general, please contact us

Gallery Graphics, Inc. would like to wish each of you a safe & happy Independence Day!

Gallery Graphics, Inc.
PO Box 502 – 20136 State Hwy. 59
Noel, MO. 64854
Phone: 1-800-367-4370
Fax: 417-475-6494

Thursday, June 12, 2008

June Special - Just Announced

The Early Bird will get the FREE FREIGHT!! And the most sales...

Place an order of $300 or more in June, and we’ll pay ½ your shipping….Order $500 or more, and your shipping is FREE! Please contact our office at 1-800-367-4370 or to place your order today!Shipping offers apply to ASAP ship orders only…no later ship dates please.
Free shipping offer not available in conjunction with any other discount, promotion, or show special. This offer is for companies within the Continental U.S. only.

Questions? If you have questions regarding this special or the Gallery Graphics product line in general, please contact us at
Gallery Graphics, Inc.
PO Box 502 – 20136 State Hwy. 59
Noel, MO. 64854
Phone: 1-800-367-4370
Fax: 417-475-6494

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Cicely Mary Barker

Cicely Mary Barker - (June 28, 1895 - February 16, 1973) Cicely Mary Barker was born in 1895 in Croydon, a town near London, England. She suffered from epilepsy as a child and remained physically delicate for most of her life. Cicely Mary Barker was unable to go to school, so she was educated at home and spent much of her time on her own, reading and drawing.
In 1908, when Cicely Mary Barker was 13, her father enrolled her at Croydon Art Society, where they both exhibited work. She also enrolled in a Correspondence Art course which she continued until 1918. At 16, Cicely Mary Barker was elected a life member of Croydon Art Society, the youngest person ever to receive this honour. The art critic for the Croydon advertiser commented: "Her drawings show a remarkable freedom of spirit. Cicely Mary Barker has distinct promise."
In 1911, when she was 15 her father submitted some of her work to Raphael Tuck, the stationery printer, who bought four of her pictures for greeting cards. From this time onwards, Cicely Mary Barker was able to sell her work to magazines, to postcard and greeting card manufacturers, and later to book publishers. This was very helpful to the family finances for her father died when Cicely Mary Barker was 17, leaving Cicely, her elder sister and her mother in difficult circumstances.
Cicely Mary Barker was industrious and determined. She sent her flower fairy paintings to several publishers before Blackie accepted them for publication in 1923. She was paid only £25 for a total of twenty-four illustrations and verses in Flower Fairies of the Spring, the first of the Flower Fairy series. Seven more little books about Fairies were to follow. Cicely Mary Barker was also influenced by the huge popular interest in fairies which developed from the Victorian enthusiasm for fairy stories and was epitomised by the immense popularity of J M Barrie's Peter Pan in the early part of the 20th century. Published in 1923, Flower Fairies of the Spring was well received by a post-industrial, war-weary public who were charmed by Cicely Mary Barker's vision of hope and innocence, which seemed to evoke a less aggressively modern world.
A Joy Ride, Elves and Fairies, 1918 Queen Mary did much to encourage the vogue for fairy paintings during the 1920s by frequently sending postcards depicting fairies to her friends. This popularity saw the publication of Cicely Mary Barker's Elves and Fairies postcards in 1918.
Cicely Mary Barker always used real-life models for her paintings. Most of the models came from the kindergarten her sister Dorothy ran in the back room of the house in which they lived. She also painted the children and relatives. One of her models was Gladys Tidy, the young girl who came to the house every Saturday to do the household work.
Cicely Mary Barker always asked the child model to hold the flower, twig or blossom of a particular fairy, for she wanted to be sure of the accuracy of her depiction of the shape, texture and form of the plant. Her only alteration was to the size, she enlarged the flower to make it the same size as the child.
Cicely Mary Barker's flowers are always botanically accurate. If she could not find a flower close at hand, she enlisted the help of staff at Kew Gardens, who would often visit with specimens for her to paint. Cicely Mary Barker's Fairies are not ethereal fairies of the supernatural, but portraits of real children, whose characters match the characters of the flowers.
If you would like to see more images by Cicely Mary Barker or purchase them, you may visit or call us at 1-800-367-4370.

Information by provide by: Wikipedia

Doug Knutson

Doug Knutson - Native Iowan, Doug Knutson, brings to life his Midwest surroundings in his landscapes, still life and wildlife paintings. Even as a youngster growing up in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Doug Knutson knew he would devote his life to his artwork. Following graduation from Omaha Art School, he began his career as an illustrator in the Editorial Art Department of an Omaha newspaper. After about 12 years at that position, Doug Knutson’s commercial art career took him to an Eastern Iowan illustration studio where he spent several years working for national clients.
Over the years he has completed illustrations for such places as Burger King, Wal-Mart, Random House, McDonalds, John Deere, The Franklin Mint and Target. Illustrations have ranged from CD and video cases to children's books covers, posters, beer labels, advertising materials and collectibles tins and plates. Upon becoming a freelance illustrator several years ago, the flexibility of time led Doug Knutson back to his love of nostalgia, antiques and rural life, and today there are over 65 acrylic paintings in print, inspired by his Midwestern surroundings. Currently, Doug Knutson resides in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, balancing his time between illustration assignments and images for prints.
If you would like to see more images by Doug Knutson or purchase them, you may visit or call us at 1-800-367-4370.
Information provided by: Doug Knutson Illustrations

Laurie Snow Hein

Laurie Snow Hein - Although Laurie Snow Hein has always drawn, when her kindergarten teacher asked if she was going to be an artist, she replied that "no", she planned to be a doctor. Her talent was inescapable, though, as both parents, a grandmother and brother were also artistic. A mother of six and an avid animal lover, Laurie Snow Hein's favorite subjects are children and animals. She says her love for nature and the challenge of portraying the beauty of God's creations keep her painting. At home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Laurie Snow Hein carries her love for animals into the ring, raising show horses, goats and chickens.
She began her venture into art by coloring sepia-tone photographs for her dad's studio at the age of eight. Laurie Snow Hein studied with a well-known illustrator through high school and received a full scholarship to Columbus College of Art and Design.
Laurie Snow Hein refers to her style as "Old-World Realism," but her technique often gives way to abstract or impressionistic forms. Laurie Snow Hein’s love of children and animals reveals itself in her sensitive, creative works. Laurie Snow Hein’s designs have graced many products in the home décor and giftware markets for the past decade, which has made her a household name. Consumers can’t seem to get enough of her licensed products.
If you would like to see more images by Laurie Snow Hein or purchase them, you may visit or call us at 1-800-367-4370.

Information provided by: Artswork Licensing, LLC

Julie Ueland

Julie Ueland - The Northwest is home to artist Julie Ueland, who at age 10 began drawing and painting under the guidance of British impressionist Gloria Jasper. Entrepreneurial from childhood, Julie Ueland started a mural painting enterprise at age 13 that provided her with steady work and spending money through high school. She attended Pacific Lutheran University majoring in secondary art education and psychology, this time launching a small business from her dorm room where she created hand painted cards and personalized tee shirts for fellow coeds. After graduation Julie Ueland taught drawing, painting and ceramics at Bethel High School in Tacoma, Washington and simultaneously began a home-based jewelry business which quickly grew to employ her students in an effort to get the orders out the door. Ueland Arts was officially incorporated in l985, taking Julie Ueland out of the classroom and into the fashion accessories marketplace full time. Designing, manufacturing, marketing and employing up to 50 employees at a time, Julie Ueland was in her element designing jewelry, belts, handbags, and hair accessories for retailers including major department stores Nordstrom and Macy’s. In l991 Julie Ueland and her family moved to the scenic Columbia River Gorge where she felt the call to start a new art-related venture. With a toddler and infant along side, Julie Ueland started Backsplash, a custom tile company that mutated to a ceramic tableware studio known for creating Fish On dishes and accessories. It is at this juncture that, while shopping at an airport store, Julie Ueland’s designs caught the eye of Enesco’s art director and her licensing career began. Julie Ueland has since been licensing her designs to manufacturers in the gift and home accessories market and currently works from her home in the beautiful recreational area known as “The Gorge”.
If you would like to see more images by Julie Ueland or purchase them, you may visit or call us at 1-800-367-4370.

Information provided by: Image Connectins, LLC

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Clarence F. Underwood

Clarence F. Underwood – (1871-1929) Clarence F. Underwood was born in Jamestown, NY. Clarence F. Underwood study in Paris some but returned to work illustrating postcards, magazines & Saturday Evening Post. Clarence F. Underwood’s romantically influenced paintings depicted scenes from courting beside a fence line to stealing a kiss over a chessboard.
If you would like to see more images by Clarence F. Underwood or purchase them, you may visit or call us at 1-800-367-4370.

Todd Williams

Todd Williams - Todd Williams, a Carthage, Missouri native, became involved in art at an early age. In grammar school his watercolor of the Missouri State Capitol was chosen to be shown on national television. Encouraged to continue his artistic talent throughout his school education, Todd Williams earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Missouri Southern State University in 1986. He began his career in the field of graphic arts after earning his degree. Todd Williams has worked as a print and art director, graphic designer and photographer for several large product manufacturing companies. Although he has spent many years building his career in graphics, Todd Williams has never lost sight of his true passion: creating fine art. He always finds time to paint, sketch, or photograph the world around him. Todd Williams’s medium of choice is pastel, and his favorite design element is color. He uses rich, vibrant color to bring life and inspiration to his landscapes, still life's, and portraits. As Todd explains, “If I can capture through my artwork a mood, a feeling that compels the viewer to reminisce about a place they’ve been, or just reaches out to them, to me, that’s a success. That’s what I want to achieve.” Todd Williams enjoys participating in art shows and has received many awards in competitions. His work is currently on display in the Eureka Fine Art Gallery in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Cherry’s Art Gallery in Carthage, Missouri and in private collections across the country. Todd Williams currently resides in Neosho, Missouri with his wife Tamie, a son Alex and a daughter Kaitlyn.
If you would like to see more images by Todd William or purchase them, you may visit or call us at 1-800-367-4370.

Information provided by: Artworks! Licensing Group

Barbara Mock

Barbara Mock - American Impressionist Barbara Mock, is well known for her florals and still lives, peaceful scenes, charming cottages, ivy-framed birdhouses, whimsical gardening angels, delicate tea pots and tea cups and colorful dried flower wreaths. Her unique style of oil painting is structured with a strong sense of design and embellished with brush strokes varying from thin to bold. Barbara Mock creates delicate lace patterns and strong substantive blends of subdued color in subtle contrast with an inner strength and romantic flavor so perfect for traditional decor. Barbara Mock’s art career started in grade school where she was active in all art activities in her home town of Guthrie, Oklahoma until she finished high school. Barbara Mock then married Jim Mock and they had two children, Jeffrey and Cheryl. During the next 20 years, the Mock family lived in Dallas, Texas, Coral Springs, Florida and finally settled in Atlanta Georgia. During her staying each city, Barbara Mock continued to work at her art by exhibiting at local shows, teaching and studying with such noted artists as Richard Geotz, JoAnn McCrary, Raymon Froman, Bud Biggs and Naomi Brotherton.“My art has a big influence over me,” Barbara laughs. “I look at the world a little differently than most people. I have to study each new blossom and leaf. I really do take the time to smell the flowers. Each new painting is a challenge and a growing experience. I am so happy to be able to share my art with so many people.” Barbara Mock’s originals are in collections throughout the country and have been in many shows and have won many awards. Barbara Mock and Jim currently reside in a new home in the picturesque north Georgia mountains. They are the proud grandparents of a grandson,Ross Wilson and granddaughter Rachael. Barbara Mock is licensed and published exclusively by Bentley Publishing Group of Walnut Creek, California and distributed worldwide.
If you would like to see more images by Barbara Mock or purchase them, you may visit or call us at 1-800-367-4370.

Information provided by : Bentley Publishing Group

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tom Browning

Tom Browning -Born in 1949, Tom Browning has been a professional artist since 1972. Although his true passion for art is best seen in his fine art genre paintings, he is perhaps best known for his wonderful images of Santa Claus.
After attending the University of Oregon as an art major, Tom Browning almost immediately began selling and submitting paintings to the galleries. As his interests in subject matter and medium continued to evolve, collectors continued encouragement by eagerly accepting his changing themes and directions. Now there are few subjects Tom Browning hasn't painted, but figures, still life and landscapes remain his favorites.

It's ironic that a commercial venture launched by Tom Browning and his wife, Joyce, fifteen years ago created an entirely new market for Santa Claus and put Tom Browning at the top when it comes to depicting the beloved icon both at work and play. Tom Browning's treatment of these paintings as fine art was a key factor in their success and popularity.
In 1994 his instructional book "Timeless Techniques for Better Oil Paintings" revealed yet another aspect of Tom Browning's talents — teaching. Since then, he has conducted oil painting workshops all across the country, and has helped and encouraged hundreds of eager to learn painters of all ages.
Even though people have been the subjects of Tom Browning's paintings, a recent interest in portraiture has found him focusing on treating the crafts as yet another form of fine art. The likes of Sargent, Sorolla and Zorn have inspired him to look at a portrait as a challenge to create a subject of interest to any observer and lover of art.
Tom Browning has painted over 123 delightful scenes of Santa since 1984 when Arbor Green Publishers began printing greeting cards and prints. These designs are also licensed to manufacturers that feature them on many other products such as greeting cards, figurines and gift bags.
If you would like to see more images by Tom Browning or purchase them, you may visit or call us at 1-800-367-4370.

Information provided by: - Tom Browning's official website

Sandra Kuck

Sandra Kuck - Admirers of Sandra Kuck know that this talented artist puts a little of herself into every painting. Her strong sense of family and appreciation for beauty is echoed in all of her works, from which she has captured a loyal and appreciative audience.
Sandra Kuck describes herself as a “romantic realist.” Her nostalgic settings and angelic children evoke memories and emotions of childhood. With vibrant color, delicate lighting, and exquisite lace and flowers, Sandra Kuck creates a romantic and peaceful atmosphere, capturing the beauty and simplicity of days gone by.
Sandra Kuck finds her inspiration from many different sources, including the special relationship between mother and child, the beauty of country garden, or the fine furnishings and the clothing of the Victorian era. Her pursuit of perfection, exacting standards, and her attention to detail allows her to paint only eight to ten pieces per year. It is the ability to create flawless scenes of serenity, joy, and elegance that has made her one of the most beloved artists in North America.As a child in Ohio and Southern California, Sandra Kuck always loved to doodle and sketch. It was during her education at UCLA and The Art Student’s League in New York where she realized her love for painting children and deviated from her professor’s emphasis on modern art. Later, it was her husband John, who encouraged Sandra Kuck to pursue her dream of becoming a professional artist. Though they quickly started a family, John cared for the couple’s young children on weekends, so that Sandra Kuck could have an opportunity to develop her artistic talents. Once the children started school, Sandra Kuck was able to devote more time to her art, while John sold her works to local galleries. Their confidence in her special talents would eventually find embodiment in the collection we see today.Thanks to a steadily growing fan base, it was in 1983 that Sandra Kuck’s work received national recognition. That year she was honored with the National Association of Limited Edition Dealers’ (NALED) Plate of the Year, Print of the Year and Artists of the year awards. Since 1983, she has been honored several times with honors from NALED, including an unprecedented seven-time honored as Artist of the Year. Although she enjoys acclaim, she treasures her time at him in her studio. A modest person, she is still easily embarrassed by praise from her faithful collectors.
Sandra Kuck has responded to the overwhelming demand of her fans by extending her range of products by focusing on extending her brands into different product categories. Sandra Kuck is pleased that in 2007, strategic license agreements were reached with eight different companies from various markets including puzzles, greeting cards, and collectible boxes. With such a busy schedule, Sandra Kuck enjoys time relaxing with her family and walking in the peaceful tranquility surrounding her Florida home.
If you would like to see more images by Sandra Kuck or purchase them, you may visit or call us at 1-800-367-4370.

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Angela Anderson

Angela Anderson - Folk art with a distinctive cute, cheery and happy style is Angela Anderson's forte. Her hand-painted and hand-stenciled wooden decorative pieces warm the homes where they are displayed. Designs featuring seasonal icons brighten up the holidays. And now Angela Anderson is taking her unique folk art style to canvas.
Inspired by her surroundings - gardens, homes, magazines, kids faces, Angela Anderson captures the latest trends in folk art. Hand-lettered brief messages or wishes on some designs add a personal touch.
While she liked to draw as a youngster and acquired two years of commercial art schooling, Angela Anderson's creative career really took off when a friend asked her to design some wooden decorative pieces for a baby's nursery. That was nearly 20 years ago and the beginning of Country Folk Wurk. Today, she looks forward to continually expanding her creative horizons.
If you would like to see more images by Angela Anderson or purchase them, you may visit or call us at 1-800-367-4370.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Catherine Klein

Catherine Klein – (1861-1929) Catherine Klein, while a well known artist, not much is known about her personal life. After attending art school in Berlin, Catherine Klein became widely sought after as a postcard illustrator. Catherine Klein's artwork is still much in demand today & several schools still use her work as “gouche” (opaque watercolor) examples.
If you would like to see more images by Catherine Klein or purchase them, you may visit or call us at 1-800-367-4370.

Louis Icart

Louis Icart – (1880-1950) Louis Icart was born in Toulouse, France. Louis Icart began drawing at an early age. Louis Icart began working in major design studios. While fighting in World War I, Icart would draw on anything he could find. When Louis Icart returned from the front, he would turn these drawings into prints.
If you would like to see more images by Louis Icart or purchase them, you may visit or call us at 1-800-367-4370.

Maud Humphrey

Maud Humphrey – (1865-1940) Maud Humphrey, mother of actor Humphrey Bogart, was best known for her whimsical portraits of children at play. Maud Humphrey did illustrations for Ivory Soap, Harper’s Weekly, & The Century to name a few. Humphrey Bogart’s curly locks & adorable face made him a suitable model for several of Maud Humphrey's illustrations.
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Harrison Fisher

Harrison Fisher – (1875-1934) Harrison Fisher was born in Brooklyn, NY, spent his youth in San Francisco & returned to New York. Known for his magazine & newspaper paintings, Harrison Fisher was nicknamed by some as “The Father of a Thousand Girls”. After Harrison Fisher death, a relative kept a few paintings and burned over 900 of his remaining artworks, at his request.
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Philip Boileau

Philip Boileau – (1863-1917) Philip Boileau was born in Quebec, Canada. Philip Boileau was well known for his talent of painting highly respected & noble women. Philip Boileau most famous piece was “Peggy Head” a portrait of his wife, who appeared repeatedly in Philip Boileau's portraits.
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Monday, May 12, 2008

Fred Morgan

Fred Morgan – (1856-1927) The painter Fred Morgan was born in London, lived in Aylesbury, Leighton Buzzard, 3 years at Ventnor on the Isle of Wight, and ended back in London. Fred Morgan specialized in pictures of children, rustic peasants, baby animals, and sailors.
If you would like to see more images by Fred Morgan or purchase them, you may visit or call us at 1-800-367-4370.

Paul de Longpre

Paul de Longpre - (1855-1911) Paul de Longpre was born in Lyon, France where he first began drawing floral images at a very young age. By the age of 12, Paul de Longpre was earning an income painting flowers on fans for a Parisian firm. Paul de Longpre went from Paris, New York (1890), & ending in Los Angeles (1898). Paul de Longpre‘s house became a major tourist attraction, boasting 25,000 visitors each year.
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New Fall 2008 Catalog

We are happy to announce the release of the NEW 2008 Fall catalog.
We are introducing NEW:
  • New Plaques - Halloween, winter & fall scenes.

  • 2 NEW artists - Julie Ueland & Tom Browning

  • 2009 Mini Magnetic calendars - Victorian, Fairies, Country (Angela Anderson) & teapots (Barbara Mock)

  • Christmas & winter sachets - 2 new styles: Winter Spice by Angela Anderson, Here Comes Santa by Tom Browning & 3 of our tried & trues: Vintage Traditions, Christmas Memories, & Harvest Blessings by Vicky Howard.

  • New Arbor Rose sachet collection. Top 8 Paul de Longpre roses designed with a scrolling arbor.

  • New Silhouettes - These reproductions of Victorian silhouettes were originally produced with really dried flowers & materials behind the hand cut silhouette.

  • New Framed prints by Sandra Kuck, Fred Morgan, Arthur J. Elsley, Philip Boileau, Laurie Snow Hein, Charlene Olsen, Pino, Dona Gelsinger, Igor Levashov, Paul de Longpre & Harry Roseland.

If you would like to opt for the greener version, you may download the catalog directly to you computer. After logging on you will see a link to go to the PDF site. This is time & environmentally friendly.

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Weather Saturday 10th in AR, MO & OK

Thank you to all of the customers, rep & vendors calling & checking on us here in Noel, MO. Luckily, we have no tragedies to report. All of our employees, friends & families are safe. We are located about 30 to 45 minutes from the closest damage.
There are very scary stories of people visiting family, leaving to go home & within minutes of leaving being pelleted with hail, rain & wind. After this passes returning to the house they just left, to find softball size hail had broken windows & a roof being torn off a garage. We have other tales of people driving down the road, not being able to see, wind pushing debris everywhere & then it is gone.
Newton county (where the northern tornado was), Benton county (strong straight line winds & smaller tornadoes) & Picher, OK (the complete town was devastated) are all within the 45 mintues of Gallery Graphics. We are very lucky to be located where we are.
Thank you again for your concerns. We are all safe & wish others in the community to a quick recovery.