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Artist Lloyd Pretty getting out of painting print business

Artist Lloyd Pretty poses in his studio with an original painting he’s working on.
Artist Lloyd Pretty poses in his studio with an original painting he’s working on.

Accomplished Artist Lloyd Pretty is going into what he calls semi-retirement and is giving up doing prints.

He said prints are basically taking a downturn because of saturation in the market and that printing his own and for other artists has become time consuming.

That’s not to say he’s giving up doing art altogether as his concentration now will be on original works in marine art and seascapes.

Pretty was accepted in the Canadian Society of Marine Artists back in 2005 and has done a number of works on ships, schooners and seascapes since that time, with some of the latest featured in his Fisher Girl Series.

The 73-year-old artist plans to fill out some orders he recently received and will keep at doing prints for other artists until Dec. 31.

“After that the hammer is coming down and I’ll just be doing my original fine arts works,” he said.

Because he’s had a number of inquiries, he’s pondering going back to teaching a small art class in oil or acrylic, but that’s something he has yet to decide.

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