Tracy Finn

Fine Art and Stationery

But wait. What even is a "glass print"?

Tracy Finn
Evening Sail, displayed on the mini easel. The easel stand comes with every small glass print.

Evening Sail, displayed on the mini easel. The easel stand comes with every small glass print.

The “Marblehead Series” images are all available as glass prints.

The “Marblehead Series” images are all available as glass prints.

I am always on the lookout for new ways to hang or display art in my home. While I love having pieces framed by the professionals, framing can be expensive, and it’s not always easy to find the frame that best matches both the piece and your aesthetic. This year, I discovered a new printing technique where ink is applied directly to a durable piece of glass, creating prints that are easy to hang or display on a stand, no framing necessary. And the result is beautiful.

I have been selective about the images that I print on either paper or glass. My most subdued paintings do not always replicate well - the subtleties in the sky or sea of an original oil painting can be lost in a reproduction, which is why not every painting is available as a glass or art print. When I decide to replicate one of my pieces, I work directly with printers to test the images and ensure the reproduction matches the original as closely as possible, and that the magic of the art is not lost in the printing process. This involves carefully adjusting the images until I am satisfied that the print, like the original painting, is a work of art that stands on its own.