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About Me

Hi World!

I'm Calvin

My art studio is named Scraps. I create collage art from recycled magazines. Being an artist is my third career. After 20 years as a Presbyterian pastor and 22 years teaching theatre to high school students, I retired to take up the career I imagined as a boy. I've been creating Scraps art for over 35 years for family and friends, and I've made random sales on a sporadic basis, but now I want to share my art with a larger audience.  As a first step I opened a studio/gallery in downtown Fresno to create a dedicated space for my creative endeavors. My second step is launching this website. 

My taste is eclectic and I enjoy finding beauty in a wide range of subject matter. I work with repurposed scraps of color and texture. My palette is created as I rip through many magazines at a time, surrounding myself with stacks of pages that find their way into file folders. Originally I worked only with torn scraps. Eventually I allowed myself the use of scissors, especially in human forms. At times the scrap I think I need is impossible to find. Improvisation then becomes the name of the game. Sometimes the best effects are the result of happy accidents.  

I enjoy incorporating recognizable images into my collages. Have fun playing “Where’s Waldo?” Enjoy the big picture, but often you need to take a closer look to discover what’s hidden.  

My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization

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WHAT IS YOUR POLICY ON RETURNS/EXCHANGES/REFUNDS? We do not accept returns; all sales are FINAL. We do our utmost to ensure that your prints are packaged carefully and arrive safely at their destination. If your prints or original art arrive damaged, please keep all packaging and contact with your order number for further instructions.

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