ElephantGiclée on Canvas by Marta Wiley
About this Artwork
Giclée + Other Art Terms
Giclée: From the French verb gicler, meaning, “to spray.” It is pronounced “zhee-clay”. The giclée process uses an incredibly accurate computer-controlled jet to apply ink to watercolor paper, canvas or etching paper. These unique jets are able to vary the width of the ink stream to as small as 1/100th the width of human hair. Giclées have a higher resolution than offset lithographs and the dynamic color range is greater than serigraph. Giclée reproductions are used to produce museum quality, fine art reproductions. In the art world it is generally regarded as the highest quality reproduction available.
During the mid-to-late 1990's, Wiley's extensive travels through Europe and Mexico continued to enrich her experience as a painter. From the lush landscapes of the Scottish countryside to the museums housing the works of the Old Masters, Wiley took the many lessons and insights she gleaned to heart, developing her "love of the line" and the "way of the eye". A deep love of the artistry and spiritualism of India and Nepal has also influenced her work.
Wiley has shown her work at over 300 galleries as well as museums and trade shows, and her paintings can be seen globally in top movies "Mission Impossible", "Along Came Polly", and others. One-woman shows are held yearly in Mexico, Canada, Japan and New York, and she has been commissioned by collectors around the world - private, public and corporate. Currently, Wiley owns her own publishing company, Marta G. Wiley Studios, where she is able to produce and distribute original artwork, music, books, installation pieces, apparel, and other products.