It’s hard to find a more quintessential Americana item in our shop than the canvas prints we carry from the Darren Gygi Home Collection.

Darren Gygi is an American artist who produces simple statement prints in his studio in Utah. The boxed canvas prints we sell in the shop are a perfect compliment to any decor. I love that the paintings come ready to hang — no frame or special attachment required. The simplicity of the artwork with its signature text label is universally recognized.

According to Darren spent most of his class time doodling in the margins and drawing in the pages of his notebooks. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1996, he began a career as a freelance illustrator. This rigorous endeavor became his real education as the artist created award-winning artwork for publishers, corporations, and private collectors, all within the constraints of strict deadlines. Over the ensuing years, Gygi developed and expanded his fine art offerings to include a wide scope of subjects, styles, and markets, ranging from commissioned, high-end, traditional portraiture to fine art figurative gallery artwork to the highest quality home decor artwork line.

After digitally capturing the artwork, the high-resolution file is put to use as giclee prints are reproduced onto high quality canvas. These canvas prints are then prepared for gallery-wrapping (where the artwork wraps around the outside of a frame). From the beginning, Gygi developed a new style of gallery-wrapping that ensures a tight and accurate “wrap” over a solid wooden frame–– made from genuine knotty alder wood. The unique, solid nature of Gygi’s frames gives the artwork a permanence and durability that is striking. What’s more, this entire “wrapping” process is executed without a single staple, peg, or nail––a seamless and cutting-edge approach on which the artist has a patent pending.

These classic paintings are so carefully constructed they are real heirloom quality pieces of art work that can be handed down through generations. We hope you’ll stop by soon to see for yourself and help us support this American artist. #darrengygi #ifounditatcoopers