About "Fresh Perspectives on Familiar Sights"

Small Town Images "Fresh Perspectives on Familiar Sights" 

Sarah Northwood is a Bel Air artist who was introduced to watercolor painting while in high school.  Encouraged as a child to pursue her artistic abilities, she was especially fond of watercolor as a medium.

Married to her husband of 22 years and mother and home school teacher of their 6 children didn’t allow a lot of time for her to pursue her own interests, as she was directing her creativity to the care of her family and church family. Photography soon became a new passion as Northwood was rarely seen without her camera in hand.

Most recently, she was given a prophetic word that “God was harvesting ideas”. Uniting that with faith, she asked the Lord to give her an idea that she could run with and shortly after came up with the idea of this new company called “Small Town Images”. Taking photographs at just the right time and taking those photographs and turning them into sketches, she then goes into the “digital darkroom” and enhances the colors and “paints” until the finished work resembles a watercolor painting outlined in pen and ink.

Sarah has had the pleasure of displaying her work at the Bel Air Farmer’s Market during Art Month, which is April and October. She was invited to display her work at Heartbeat Boutique on Main Street in Bel Air where she was the resident artist during Art Walk year. She had her first gallery show which was held at the Council Gallery in Bel Air at 212 South Bond Street during the months of September and October of 2014.Her work was accepted into the juried Fine Art Show which is held at The Harford Day School in Bel Air during the first weekend in November.  The Annual show at the school and features 50 artists from all over the United States. She has participated in Bel Air's "Authors and Artists Christmas Show and Sale" and will do so again this December. Her work is included in a rotating gallery at Key Title Company in Bel Air and also in The Independent Brewing Company. She can be found at her booth at the Havre de Grace Farmers Market at Hutchins Park in Havre de Grace , MD most Saturday mornings from 9-noon. 

Sarah's Greeting Cards are available for purchase on this website as well as Coffee Coffee in the Festival Shopping Center

All the prints on fine art paper and canvas wraps are limited edition prints. After the final print of that edition has been sold, it will no longer be printed.  Each of these collectible prints are signed by the artist and come to you with a certificate of authenticity which states the name of the print and the number of the print in the edition. Each unique image can be ordered as Greeting Cards or as Archival Quality Prints and Canvas Wraps. 


Home portraits make a great gift for others. 

Imagine their surprise when they open the wrapping paper to find a portrait of their home on canvas!

Add $300.00 to the cost of the print and 4.00 per mile outside of 21014 up to a 20 mile radius. Greater distances would need to be negotiated.

Small Town Images Photo/Art is archival quality as it is printed on canvas or fine art paper with the Giclée printing process.

What is Giclée printing? Pronounced (Zhee-Clay), the secret to the prints' longevity is in the inkset. Epson has designed the UltraChrome inkset to have the color vibrancy of Dye ink, and still maintain the archival nature of pigmented inks. Inks from your consumer desktop printers are mostly dye-based, which have the same basic make-up as vegetable juice. Just like that organic dye, printer dyes don't last very long when exposed to sun, but while they do last, they have superb color. The UltraChrome Inkset is the key to having the best (possible) of both worlds. This inkset gives acceptable archivability without sacrificing color.

 Gallery wrapped is a method of stretching an artist's canvas so that the canvas wraps around the sides and is secured to the back of the wooden frame. This method of stretching and preparing a canvas allows for a frameless presentation of the finished painting.

What kind of ink is used?

Epson K3 Ultrachrome archival inks and only the finest acid free substrates, so you can count on your print lasting for well over 100 years. If your print is framed and hung in a location with no direct sunlight, it will last even longer.