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Painting by Inkjet

TJ Rose Fine Art Studio   |   Henderson, NV

For internationally renowned artist T.J. Rose, every giclee that rolls off her 54-inch Roland Hi-Fi JET Pro II FJ-540 is an original in its own right.

“When I create my giclees, it feels like I am painting with the printer,” she said. “It is just another paint brush to me because my Hi-Fi JET gives me that much control over the color.”

For T.J., the Hi-Fi JET is key to both individualizing her work and to achieving high levels of quality. From her studio in Henderson, Nevada, T.J. uses inkjet technology to produce dozens of giclees each year for herself and others – artwork that is showcased in her own gallery as well as in other galleries. She has paintings in both public and private collections around the world. She is best known for using an expansive spectrum of colors in her work, a style inspired by her father, a talented home and garden designer.

“When I create my giclees, it feels like I am painting with the printer,” she said. “It is just another paint brush to me because my Hi-Fi JET gives me that much control over the color.”

With more than 20 years of professional experience, her body of work includes numerous seascapes, landscapes, florals, abstracts and a new series of exotic flowers. She is best known recently for a piece she produced entitled Freedom’s Angel, which was created to honor those involved in the events of September 11, 2001 and the subsequent war on terrorism. This beautiful oil painting depicts an angel holding a rose in front of an American flag. It has been reproduced in inkjet giclees and gifted to hundreds of military, police, fire, and search and rescue personnel in recognition for their service to our country.

A special 22-inch by 28-inch Freedom’s Angel canvas giclee, produced on her Roland Hi-Fi JET Pro II, was bestowed to the United States White House.

“I feel the quality of the prints I am getting today is just extraordinary,” she said. “I’m getting colors that are, to me, unbelievable. I get fuchsias, azure blues and true natural greens – colors that people say you’ll never be able to get in a giclee. I prove them wrong. ”

Roland’s FJ-540 accepts media widths up to 54 inches – large enough to accommodate T.J.’s 48-inch by 60-inch paintings. She reproduces her artwork on Roland Provence Rag fine art paper and MAC7 matte artist canvas. She says she relies on these two media options because they give the best resemblance to her original paintings.

After applying her artistry to both the painting and the printing processes, she finishes her giclees by mounting the canvas pieces and framing the watercolors with matte glass.

“I love the surface that I get with this particular printer,” she said. “We’ve tried lamination and sprays, and I think with my artwork the pieces look better as they are, without these additional layers.”

“The FJ-540 is a fantastic piece of equipment and a wonderful tool for continuing the creative process from the original painting to the finished print,” she said.