Icing on the CakeGiclée on Canvas by Tanya Loviz
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.
Her search for self-discovery has led her down some interesting paths. She has studied many diverse subjects. The titles of just a few of them are: "The Psychology of the Selves" at the Australian institute of Relationship Training, "Meditation 1 & 2", "Holistic Counseling 1A & 1”, "Subtle Anatomy 1 & 2", "Music Therapy 1", "Anatomy 1A", "Yoga & Meditation" and "Crystal Bowl Sound Therapy” at Nature Care College.
Loviz has been painting for twelve years, resulting in a prodigious amount of paintings (over 700 at last count). Her interest in the environment has kept her involved and working with companies like Reverse Garbage, a co-op that collects industrial off cuts for creative community uses. She spent nine years teaching as well as an eventful month working on a fishing trawler, and her love of travel has kept her exploring various corners of the globe.
One of her latest projects is creating labels for Katoomba Wines. Her labels are fabulously colorful concoctions that would make anyone yearn for some vino. Tanya’s many interests and her beautiful paintings (some of which come with a poem, and all of which leave Tanya with her sign