Currituck from the Willow
Prismacolor pencil, 14 in. X 18 in., edition of 350, The Willow tendrils seen at the top of this work are hanging from a willow tree for which this work was titled, and the tree happens to be victim of a recent hurricane.
Lookout Reflections
Prismacolor pencil, 14in. X 18in., edition of 350, My first of the lighthouse series. I am partial to this lighthouse because Harkerĺs Island, an island near to Cape Lookout, has been a yearly family vacation spot for more than 50 years.
A.M. at Ocracoke
Prismacolor pencil, 14 in. X 18 in., edition of 350, Ocracoke Island is a beautiful and unique place. Its beaches are known to be amongst the best in the entire United States.
Tranquility After Hatteras Squall
Prismacolor pencil, 14 in. X 18 in., edition of 350, This work was completed before taking collegiate art classes and each of the lighthouse renderings were inspired by my love for the North Carolina Outer Banks.

Print Gallery

Welcome to Allen Kent's limited edition print gallery. All of the charm of an Allen Kent original is captured in his high quality giclee prints. Each print is signed, numbered, and carefully scrutinized by the artist. A mere perfect reproduction of the original is only accepted. The finest archival (acid free) materials available are used to ensure the quality of the image throughout a lifetime.

About Giclee Printing

The Definition : Giclee (zhee-klay) - The French word "gicl´┐Że" is a feminine noun that means a spray or a spurt of liquid. The word may have been derived from the French verb "giclee" meaning "to squirt".

The Term : The term "giclee print" connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.

The Process : Giclee prints are created typically using professional 8-Color to 12-Color ink-jet printers. Among the manufacturers of these printers are vanguards such as Epson, MacDermid Colorspan, & Hewlett-Packard. These modern technology printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets. Giclee prints are sometimes mistakenly referred to as Iris prints, which are 4-Color ink-jet prints from a printer pioneered in the late 1970s by Iris Graphics.

The Quality : The quality of the giclee print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries.

The Market : Numerous examples of giclee prints can be found in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Chelsea Galleries. Recent auctions of giclee prints have fetched $10,800 for Annie Leibovitz, $9,600 for Chuck Close, and $22,800 for Wolfgang Tillmans (April 23/24 2004, Photographs, New York, Phillips de Pury & Company.)

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