Original Watercolor Paintings
My name is Avi Odenheimer. I have an undergraduate degree in animation and a Masters degree in architecture from the University of Toronto. All of the paintings on this website are original watercolors that I have painted. They are not prints and were not done on the computer. All of the paintings are on 9" by 9" 140lb watercolor paper. I ship the paintings flat and not framed with a piece of cardboard to keep them from bending. A certificate of authenticity is included.
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This project started as a way to crystallize my thoughts about architecture and life in general. I paint late at night after long work days and I let my thoughts come out as a stream of consciousness. Many of the paintings come to me as visions and the rest of them start as abstract ideas. In some of the paintings, I am testing a hypothesis or trying to prove a point. The result of this exercise is what many people call speculative architecture. The themes I am exploring are form, materiality, architecture, environmentalism, nature, privacy, domesticity, and urbanism.
Feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on Instagram with the link on the side of the page. I am always happy to answer any questions. For those of you in Toronto, I am also open to a personal meeting where you can see the artworks before you purchase.
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Why are my prices considerably lower than other artists? I started selling my art as a way to find a good home for the growing stack of watercolor paintings that were taking up too much space in my room. I wanted to sell at a price that would allow my friends who are students to own original art. While purchasing just one painting is welcomed and appreciated, many people want to buy multiple paintings and my prices allow them to do so.
Q: Is this website safe?
A: It is as safe as buying anything online. I use a service called Shopify to handle the payments. If you ever bought anything online, most chances it was through Shopify.
Q: Why do you sell your art at a relatively low price?
A: I started selling my art as a way to find a good home for the growing stack of watercolor paintings that were taking up too much space in my room. I wanted to sell at a price that would allow my friends who are students to own original art. While purchasing just one painting is welcomed and appreciated, many people want to buy multiple paintings and my prices allow them to do so.
Q: Will prices ever go higher.
A: Yes, that is the plan.
Q: Is it ok if I buy more than one painting?
A: Yes, please buy as many as you want.
For any other questions feel free to contact me through email, Instagram facebook or in person.
Ikea makes some great frames that are the perfect size for my paintings (without the Mat). I would recommend the KNOPPÄNG at 9x9 " or 23x23 cm.
HOVSTA and LOMVIKEN also work well.
Check out my interview at Arch-Vizz