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Friday, February 16, 2007

ACEO - Affordable, Collectable Art

ACEO stands for "Art Cards, Editions and Originals". These cards have one main rule - they are all 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches - the size of a trading card.
Art cards or miniatures were the rage in the 16th century. They were mostly portraits and they were sold, not traded or given away. Miniature Portraits would be used for exchange when rich people arranged marriages. In fact, this caused a big problem for Henry the Eighth, when the artist who painted his fourth wife, Anne of Cleaves, took a little too much "artistic license". Plain Anne was not up to standard and Henry promptly divorced her.
Today there is a resurgence of hand made art cards produced for both; trade and sale.
Collectors are able to build a gallery of their favourite works from a variety of artists at affordable prices, creating a wonderful family heirloom.
Here are a recent series of ACEO originals I produced in pen and wash, entitled
'Abigail's Castle'.
'Reception1' - BID NOW!

'East Stairwell'

'Billiard Room'

'Chapel'

'South Hall' - BID NOW!

'South Guestroom 1' - BID NOW!


The series was created from my imagination and my
my infatuation of decorative architecture and all things 'grand'.

Creating these cards was so much fun, I felt like a young girl dressing her dolls house.

I hope to add to the series in the near future.

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