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By Calum Stevenson

When searching for a unique artist to commission a set of contemporary oil paintings  for the Beresford Lounge, we were instantly drawn to the work of Calum Stevenson.

A bold, intriguing clash of contemporary photographic elements and traditional oil painting; Calum Stevenson’s work is instantly recognisable and his creations leave a lasting impact within the viewer’s mind.

Born in Falkirk, Stevenson graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Arts from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 2019. He then went on to graduate from the Glasgow School of Art with a MA in Fine Art Practice in 2020. Stevenson has been presented with numerous awards throughout the duration of his career thus far, including The Sandra McNeilance Prize for Drawing and Painting.

Definitions

Paper Prints –
A paper print is an art print made with a digital printer, on high quality paper. Although still good quality colours may slightly vary from the original

Fine Art Giclee Prints – 
Giclee is a fine art print made with an ink jet printer. Pronounced, zhee’clay, the word comes from the French, meaning to spray, which is exactly what an ink jet printer does.

The quality of a giclee print is far superior to all other forms of printing. In fact, when done correctly, it’s the closest an artist can get to matching their original artwork. For art lovers who want to collect fine art but can’t afford an original, giclee reproductions are a popular alternative to purchase.

Canvas Prints –
Canvas prints are Giclee fine art prints made with an ink jet printer. Please see more on Giclee prints above. Canvas prints match the original work in colour, detail and quality and come varnished, and stretched.