Palm Vista by Simon Williams
Simon Williams was born in Dunedin in 1961. He grew up in Mosgiel serving an apprenticeship in horticulture and landscape gardening. During the 1980s Simon lived and worked in Europe where he began painting. Originally influenced by Australia’s Heidelberg School of artists. Mr. Williams has been the recipient of numerous juried art prizes and routinely shows in both joint and solo exhibitions.
Living in Auckland since 1994 Simon exhibits annually with International Art Center. Simon’s work has featured in every edition of “New Zealand’s Favorite Artists” and hangs in embassies and collections worldwide Including that of former President Bill Clinton. Simon visits Maui regularly and his work succeeds brilliantly in capturing the essence of the panoramic harbors, bays and beaches that he depicts. His paintings reflect his delight for the outdoor life.
What is a Mirrored Print & Gallery Wrap?
Canvas for Gallery Wrap
Take a good look at your print. The edges are mirrored, so that, the complete image is shown on the face of the frame once it is wrapped. In other words, You don’t lose any of the artwork. Our 2½” mirrored borders, allow your finished product to have a variety of thickness up to 2” deep. Therefore, make sure you choose an experienced framer who can make the frame to the exact specs of your custom print.
Hand-made Rattan Frames
Though the design has changed over the years, we commission these Rattan frames through a small family owned company in The Philippines. Your frame is the result of trial and error of the last 20 years! Rattan is a vine-like Palm that requires forest cover in order to thrive. Rattan grows throughout the jungle for over a quarter of a mile. Its trunk can span a diameter of over two inches down to the thickness of a human hair. The harvester’s collection process is performed by hand by a simple machete. Ultimately, the rattan vine cannot survive without the forest. Rattan quickly regenerates. As a result, this method of harvesting protects the destruction of the forest.