ABOUT THE ARTIST:  Jerry W. Venz, Master Photographer

Jerry has been creating photographic art images most of his life.  Winning PSA Salon competitions as well as local and international PPA competitions.  He lives in Saratoga with his wife, Kathi, and their sons, Alex and Brian.  Jerry and Kathi have owned and operated Venz Fine Photography, located in the Saratoga Village, for over 16 years.  Jerry is active in the community; he is a Director for the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce, a Saratoga Lion, active in charity work for our local schools and a friend of Hakone Gardens.  He is also an active member of PPA, PPC, WPPI and PPSCV, which are local, state and international photographic organizations.  He holds a Masters Degree in Photography from PPA and an Accolade of Photographic Mastery from WPPI.  Recently, with encouragement from his clients and friends, Jerry decided to make his art images available for purchase, which gave birth to The Mithril Canvas.


Each fine art Canvas or Gicleé print is unique.  Your selection is printed individually under the direction of the artist.  No two are exactly alike because of the different absorption rates of the handmade paper batches for our Gicleé prints, and the variability of the weave of the canvas.  Your fine art Canvas or Gicleé prints will far surpass in detail, color and clarity, what can be shown on any website.  There are a few of our Limited Edition images that have been chosen as Metallic prints.  This technique gives an affect to the image as if you are viewing it through a layer of water.  An image unlike any you have seen before.  Each of these images are personally signed by the artist and numbered.  There will be no more than 175 wall size prints created of each of these beautiful images, which further insures their value. As an added bonus, all of our Miniature images; sized 8x10 and smaller, are delivered in an easel-back frame with decorative matting.


Your selection is individually printed under the direction of the artist. These are not inkjet prints! Each image is professionally custom printed on Fuji Crystal Archive paper, the best professional paper in the industry, giving each print the longest life and greatest color fidelity.  In addition each print is sprayed with a clear coat seal for added protection. As an added bonus, all of our Miniature images; sized 8x10 and smaller, are delivered in an easel-back frame with decorative matting.


Your images will be received ready for mounting and framing.  Each print will be carefully rolled in a shipping tube to ensure a safe arrival.  Shipping is included on all of our orders being shipped within the continental United States.  As soon as your order is complete, we will ship to you using a 3-day service.  If you wish us to ship faster than that an additional fee will be added. Due to the custom nature of your order, please allow 2 to 3 weeks delivery time.


Want your images custom framed?  No problem… Just contact the studio direct by email or give us a call, and we will be happy to quote you pricing for custom framing.  We have many different types and styles to choose from. 


©2005 Jerry W. Venz, The Mithril Canvas & Venz Fine Photography