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Greenwich Workshop Artists
Braldt Bralds
Will Bullas
June Carey
James C. Christensen
Simon Combes
Jim Daly
Bev Doolittle 
James Gurney
Scott Gustafson
Linda Hartough
Scott Kennedy
Paul Landry
Judy Larson
Tom Lovell
Stephen Lyman
Bonnie Marris
Frank McCarthy
Dean Morrissey
William S. Phillips
Heide Presse 
Howard Terping
John Weiss
Charles Wysocki 
Art by Catagory
Cat Prints
Dog Prints
Wolf Art
Santa Claus and
Christmas Art
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Mill Pond Press
Hadley House
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Being an Authorized Dealer for Greenwich Workshop our Gallery is committed to the same high standards of quality, integrity and service that are the hallmark of The Greenwich Workshop. Whether you are interested in fine art prints and canvases, porcelains, books or gift ideas, you can be certain that you will be treated as a valued customer, and that everything will be done to meet your individual needs.  As someone who treasures and reveres the beauty of fine art, we welcome you, and we look forward to serving you.


In 1972 David P. Usher, had an idea to enrich people's lives by offering high quality, affordable art. He founded The Greenwich Workshop in the suburb of Greenwich, Connecticut-hence the company's name-in a small storefront office. Usher's Greenwich Workshop pioneered the concept of quality signed, limited edition prints-reproductions in every way faithful to the original works of art.

Usher chose an owl by artist Fenwick Lansdowne to be published as his company's first print. It sold out quickly and the success was marked by adopting the owl as part of the company's logo. The Greenwich Workshop-and the lucky owl!-came to symbolize the leading fine art publisher in North America, attracting the most sought-after artists, the leading specialty retailers of fine art, and legions of loyal customers. Thirty-one years later, The Greenwich Workshop continues its tradition of quality, innovation and inspiration.

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Textured Canvas Reproductions

Greenwich Workshop textured canvas reproductions - such as Howard Terpning's Opening the Sacred Bundle-are published on a very selective basis. This unique and valuable technique replicates the look and feel of an original painting, including canvas texture and, at times, artist's brush strokes. The image is first printed by offset lithography with oil-based inks on a thin piece of oil-based material. A mold of the original painting can be used as a guide to create a feeling of brush strokes, or the artist can re-create the brush strokes. The mold is used with heat and pressure to bond the printed image to the artist-quality canvas. The resulting fine art print captures the texture as well as the image of the original and is framed without glass.

No canvas transfers!
Canvas transfer has become a generic term that is not the standard by which Greenwich Workshop canvas should be referred. Most transfers are a chemical process by which inks are lifted from the original medium (usually paper) to another (canvas). Most inks, papers, and printing processes were not designed for this use so there can be a breakdown in color. The Greenwich Workshop cannot control the image fidelity and will not put The Greenwich Workshop name on this process.

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Fine Art Giclee Prints

James Bama's Cheyenne Split Horn Headdress was created by specialized print makers who use customized ink-jet technology specifically for fine art. This technique is also called Iris printing, after the brand name of a particular printer, or "giclée." Each second, the ink-jet printer produces over four million droplets of ink that combine to form more than two thousand shades of color. Cheyenne Split Horn Headdress was printed on the same archival watercolor paper that Bama used for the original painting and must be treated as carefully. Greenwich Workshop fine art ink-jet prints are identified by the chop marks of the printer and The Greenwich Workshop.

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Limited Edition Prints

Steve Lyman's Beach Bonfire illustrate's the classic quality and consistent beauty of the Greenwich Workshop limited edition prints reproduced in offset lithography. This process affordably allows more people to own and enjoy a work of art than the original painting would. Offset lithography is a photographic printing technique that uses inks, carried by rubber rollers called printing blankets, to transfer images from metal plates to paper. Not all prints are alike, however, even at the same price. The inks and archival paper are specially made to exacting specifications. While the industry for offset lithograph prints is often only four colors, The Greenwich Workshop routinely creates fine art limited edition prints in as many as eighteen different colors, resulting in unmatched clarity and color fidelity to the original.

Greenwich Workshop paper
The paper upon which Greenwich Workshop prints are produced is a custom-made, neutral-pH sheet. The paper is designed for whiteness and brilliance, as well as longevity: in accelerated life testing by the mill, the paper has shown it can last not just for years, but for centuries.

Conservation framing

When you purchase a Greenwich Workshop limited edition print, please be certain that only conservation framing techniques are used to preserve the quality and value of your investment. Choose conservation glass and acid-free matting. Likewise, be certain that no alteration, such as cutting or trimming, is done to your print in the mounting process. Finally, take precautions as to where you hang the print; avoid direct sunlight or proximity to sources of room heat.

For a complete selection of art and related items from The Greenwich Workshop,
visit the Greenwich Workshop website