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berkshire digital | collins editions Opening in 2005, we do fine art printing for artists, photographers and anyone needing our services. These Giclée prints, can be made in many different sizes from 5”x7” to 42” x 80” on archival papers. In addition to the printing services, we create accurate photo-reproductions of paintings and illustrations, and can have client’s film scanned into digital files, for use in books, magazines, brochures, cards and websites. We also offer restoration and repair of damaged or faded photographs. A complete overview of services offered, along with pricing, can be seen on the web at A newly added service, is photographic portraits of artists in their studios, or wherever they would like, for use in magazines, as the author’s picture in a book, websites or cards. See samples of artist portraits on the website at The owner, Fred Collins, has been a commercial and fine art photographer for over 30 years having had studios in Boston and Stamford. He offers over 25 years of experience with Photoshop™ enabling retouching, restoration and enhancement to prints and digital files. The studio is located in Mt Washington but drop-off and pick-up is available through Frames On Wheels, located at 84 Railroad Street in Great Barrington, MA (413) 528-0997. Reach the Studio: (413) 644-9663, or go online to

I want my paintings of animals to tell a story, convey an emotion, and be remembered. Animals themselves are honest, emotional beings and sharing this earth with them is such an honor. I want the viewer to look at my paintings see each animal’s individuality. To be able to capture something unique from my encounters with them has always been a drive for my work. After 14 years making my living as a sculptor, intermingled with a few years earning my BFA in Illustration and then working as a toy designer and an art teacher, I find painting now is where I am happiest. I recently moved from Vermont to Southfield, MA. The natural beauty and the abundance of animals on farms and in the fields in this region has been a wonderful surprise. Almost every day I am photographing amazing creatures I find here cows, goats, chickens, turkey vultures, bears, porcupines and so many more. I have more plans for paintings than there is time in the day to get them all done. Giving animals the up-front starring role in my work makes me feel that it’s the least I can do for them - they have given me so much joy. “Animals offer us a unique chance to commune with our humanity, to look into the eyes of a jackrabbit and see fear, or to watch a rooster pass judgment over us, or to stand before the pleading grace of a Jersey cow. That is the magic of King's animal paintings. What makes them relevant and important and brilliant is her ability to paint an animal staring back at us and for us to see ourselves a little differently." - Ric Kasini, Vermont Art Guide, Issue #8 Original paintings, works in progress and prints are available. For listings of upcoming shows go to the website. Caryn King - For studio visits please call 413229-5947 or text 802-380-7006;

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DESIGNS BY JENNIFER Awarded Best Of Houzz 2019 Designs by Jennifer Owen of Great Barrington, MA has won “Best Of Service Award” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The boutique interior design studio was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.1 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. Congrats! Recognized as a fabric guru with an eye for color, Jennifer has achieved accolades for her unique sense of style and vision. She has been featured on the cover of House to Home, Lifestyle Magazine of Fairfield County, featuring a home in Westport; East Coast Home Design Magazine; Shippan Designer Show House, (benefiting Stamford Museum and Nature Center); Weston Designer Show House benefiting Connecticut Humane Society. They feature her definitive style of design, transforming spaces to uplifting, functional environments, “simple elegance” at its best! A native of the West Midlands England, Jennifer grew up with a mother who was a passionate knitter and a talented seamstress, with a love to decorate and a relish for fabrics and yarns. This led to many inspiring visits with her to the fabric market. Hence Jennifer’s passion! Her client base extends to Fairfield County, CT, Westchester County, New York City, Long Island, and Berkshire County. Jennifer has a showroom and office based on Railroad Street in Great Barrington, MA. Jennifer is a member of IDS (Interior Design Society), with extensive training in interior design, IDPC (Interior Design Protection Council), member of Better Business Bureau, Metropolitan Museum, NYC, Museum of Natural History, NYC, Museum of Modern Art, NYC, member of Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, member of Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, and a member of A Women’s Creation Circle in Berkshire County. Designs by Jennifer, LLC - 6 Railroad Street, STE 17, Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Office: 413-528-5200; Cell: 203-253-3647;

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