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Buy Framed Photography Artwork by Liz Twan

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Helter Skelter at J&H

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan

Commissioned Framing

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan

Commissioned Framing

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan

Hanging out in the corral 17.75 x 12

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan

Smoke Break 18 x 13.25

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan

Spring cow camp  11.75 x 17.75

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan

Barn Cat at work 16.5 x 14

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan

Down Hill Cowboys 17.75 x 13.5

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan

This way please, girls  19.375 x 11.75

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan

Wrangling a colt 15.75 x 10.75

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan

Vintage blue 10.75 x 15.75

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan

In the Dust Bowl 17 x 12.5

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan

Lilly’s looking at you 16.5 x 10.25

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan

Sortin' a Spare from the Bunch

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $375

A Fly By

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $340

Wary and Alert

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $295

Curious

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $245

Curious Cow

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $595

I Want my Mommy

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $325

Discussion with Dad

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $575

Hangin' out in the Barn

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $365

No Smoking in the Barn

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $375

A Meeting of Minds

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $625

The Wild Bunch at Pigeon's

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $475

Quartet

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $395

Big Boys Movin' Out

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $395

Herefords on the Horizon

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $325

I Want my Mommy 2

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $280

Pink Cariboo Sky

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $145

The Cowboy and the Blackbird

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $185

Go ahead make your move!

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $285

Red Tailed Hawk

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $235

It's-a-Good-Dog's-Life

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $185

Contrast Cattle

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $245

Jamie chasing the cows 2

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $275

Sunset over Cariboo Mountains

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $225

Partners in Action

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $520

Wrangle at Daybreak

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $345
Frame 27.5 x 13.25

Dog in the Lead

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $325
Print 18.25 x 7.75
Frame 25 x 14.5

Comin' Home

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $445
Print 18.5 x 8.75
Frame 26 x 16.25

Bush Baby

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $485
Print 15 x 12.25
Frame 22.5 x 20

Eating Trail Dust

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $395
Print 18.75 x 12.25
Frame 26.75 x 20.25

Headin' Out

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $650
Print 34 x 20
Frame 44.75 x 31.5

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Frosty Horses on Little Dog Corner

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $425
Print 34 x 16
Frame 43 x 25

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Lonesome in the Barn

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $495
Print 18 x 13
Frame 25 x 21

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Little Dog Corner

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $295
Print 15 x 12.75
Frame 22.25 x 20.5

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Snowy Day at the Lake - b&w

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $165
Print 12.75 x 5.5
Frame 18.5 x 11.5

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Rainy Day Cowboying

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $275
Print 18.75 x 9.75
Frame 25.5 x 17

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Dolly watching the Cows

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $275
Print 18.75 x 9.5
Frame 25.5 x 16.5

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Six at Work

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $595
Print 11.75 x 18.75
Frame 21 x 28

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Cranky Roan Horse

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $295
Print 18.75 x 10.5
Frame 25.5 x 17.75

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White Snowy Day, Glen at the Lake

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $350
Print 18.75 x 9.75
Frame 26.75 x 14.75

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Heifers to Wheat Field

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $285
Print 18.75 x 7
Frame 25.75 x 13.25

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Many Horses

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $395
Print 18.75 x 9
Frame 26 x 15

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Cowboys and Dragonfly

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $685
Print 29.5x 19.75
Frame 39.5 x 30

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Cowboys, Horses, Dust and Dog

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $685
Print 34 x 16
Frame 43.75 x 26

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Snowy Day at the Lake (colour)

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $195
Print 12.75 x 6.5
Frame 18 x 12

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Coming round the Bend

Framed Hand-signed Photographs by Liz Twan $385
Print 18.75 x 12.25
Frame 26 x 19.5

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About the Photographer/Author, Liz Twan   

Liz TwanLiz TwanLiz was born and raised in Williams Lake, BC. Her father, Lee Skipp, was a Williams Lake lawyer, then a Vancouver County Court judge and Supreme Court Justice before retirement. Her mother, Mary (nee Latin), was born in Williams Lake. Liz has two brothers, Jim and Matt Skipp.

Liz attended school in Williams Lake, where she graduated as an Honour Roll student and an athelete in multiple sports. After graduation in 1974, she moved to North Vancouver attending Capilano College and UBC studying English, History, Political Science and Fine Arts.

Each summer, Liz returned to Williams Lake to work during the school break and it was there, in the summer of 1977 that she met her future husband, Bronc Twan. They now have two sons, Willee and Jesse, who are still very involved in the Alkali Lake Ranch today. She has maintained an interest in writing, history and photography since her boys were little. She is a self taught photographer who loves cowboys and cowgirls and the life they embrace. Her photographs show the vision of an artist who clearly is at one with the environment around her. Virtually none of her photographs are 'posed for.' She considers it a privilege to pursue her love of photography and history at home.

Liz writes for several publications, including The Williams Lake Tribune, Beef in BC, Country Life and Canadian Cowboy Country. Many of her photographs have been featured in these publications and on TV spots. Liz self -published her first book in 2008; a collection of short, true stories and photographs titled: "Cowboys, Characters and Critters; The Life of the British Columbia Cowboy".

Liz and Bronc are very involved in the Williams Lake Stampede, Bronc as a competitor and both as volunteers. They were recently awarded Lifetime Passes to the Stampede.

 

About the Framing:

 Liz has been very supportive in my framing of her works. I strive for unique presentations with the unusual treatments the photos themselves invite. Her work inspires me and begs me to be creative. We make a good team, Liz and me.

My treatments of her hand signed photographs, which she mostly prints herself, include the use of suede and fabric float mats, with special embroidery thread lines. I also incorporate hand painted watercolor lines on paper mats. Some of the photos are intentionally offset to create a movement paralleling the flow of the images.  I will use a uv laminate on some pieces that defy the use of glazing and I drymount and trim the photo on a bevel to expose colored substrates. The non glazed pieces will have the fabric or suede float mat and any paper mat will have been sprayed for protection. Most photos behind a mat opening will have been recessed with mat lifts for special effect. Only the best materials are selected and great care is used when adhering the floated photos, for longevity and safety. All floated framings are recessed in the frame, for effect or to keep any glazing from touching the print.All types of glazing are available, from the recommended UV protection in clear and Museum glass to Anti Reflective glazing. I don’t usually recommend Non Glare or Reflection Control because of their blurring of the image. But I will happily offer advice on the best glazing for the picture in hand.

The images themselves are available in any size and can be framed with many treatments. I am happy to confer with clients and photograph and email samples recommended. As I am a creative individual, most often there are subtle changes during the proscribed framing process as I am always open to internal interpretation of the design until the day I finish it. The presentation will be exactly what it needs to be. An artist friend of mine once gave me the quote “A painting is never finished, it just stops in interesting places.” and I sometimes find it handy to remember, in framing and in my own artistic endeavors. No extra charges ever occur beyond the quote if the design moves away from the initial concept.

While I invite people to come and enjoy Liz’s photography in my gallery and perhaps take one home, I understand prospective buyers from afar have to take great leaps of faith to purchase and not be disappointed when the package is opened. With my clients, I give them my guarantee and state that I do not stand behind my framing, I stand underneath it. Seriously, I am an accomplished framer and cannot countenance sending out anything below my standards, which, after 30 years in framing, have risen mightily and confidently.

Shipping costs will of course vary depending on size, weight, glazing or none and destination. I am familiar with proper packaging for any continent and because these images are replaceable, insurance will readily compensate all involved, should the unthinkable happen. Shipping quotes are available upon request.

Thank you for viewing Liz’ work and I hope something speaks to you. Honest portrayal of a way of life can be uplifting for the human spirit.

Bruce Charbonneau  CPF

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