Art by Archen

4 Reviews

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585 Cobb Parkway S, Suite EMarietta, GA 30060   map »

Business overview

Production & Design

  • Charcoal & Graphite
  • Colored Pencil
  • Custom Work
  • Illustrations
  • Oil
  • Other Design Services
  • Pastel
  • Reproductions
  • Sepia Tones
  • Watercolor

Special Events & Locations

  • Anniversaries
  • Banquets
  • Conventions
  • In-Studio
  • On Location
  • Other Events or Parties
  • Weddings

Portraits & Photos

  • Baby Portraits
  • Business Portraits
  • Child Portraits
  • Couples Portraits
  • Family Portraits
  • Landscapes
  • Pet Portraits

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 10:00am
  • 3:00pm
  • TUE
  • WED
  • THU
  • FRI
  • SAT
  • 10:00am
  • 6:00pm
  • SUN

* By Appointment Only

Payments Accepted

  • Cash Only
  • Personal Checks

Year Established

1982

Languages Spoken

  • English

Reviews

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The long and winding road, 4/20/2009

It's been a grand adventure following the growth of Archen's technique and style over the many years I've known her. As a not-easily-impressed musician, I appreciate the talent of creating an... auditory image. Watching her do this with a visual image is fascinating, whether it's a dynamic landscape, a fantasy mural, or a throw-away sketch to amuse her son. Even the simple works I have of hers are treasures.

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beautiful, impressive, profound art, 12/24/2007

I have bought two of Archen's paintings so far, and have my eye on a third. The two I bought ("Destin" and "Destin at Night") are beach scenes, one from ground level, one from the air. What grabs... me about both, in addition to the beauty of the scenes themselves, is their three-dimensional perspective: how seemingly few strokes and colors become an intensely rich view of sky, clouds, frothing water, and white sand stretching into the distance. The aerial view, in addition, makes me feel like I'm floating: the ocean starts at a point right below me, 100 feet down, and races toward a distant horizon, where tiny clouds populate a darkening sky. (She painted it from a hotel window, and the painting accurately captures that perspective.) The third picture is "Modern Shiva": a beautiful young woman, her facial features representing nearly every race on Earth, standing with a Mona Lisa-like smile inside a circle of candles, lighting and unlighting them by passing her hands over them. Around her flows a poem about art, verse, and life. The painting is rich with several levels of symbolism, simultaneously simple and profound -- to me, not only a beautiful painting, but an embodiment of poetry. I'm impressed with Archen's work, and expect and hope to buy more over the years.

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MikeMonahan

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The long and winding road

It's been a grand adventure following the growth of Archen's technique and style over the many years I've known her. As a not-easily-impressed musician, I appreciate the talent of creating an auditory image. Watching her do this with a visual image is fascinating, whether it's a dynamic landscape, a fantasy mural, or a throw-away sketch to amuse her son. Even the simple works I have of hers are treasures.

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RonConescu

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beautiful, impressive, profound art

I have bought two of Archen's paintings so far, and have my eye on a third. The two I bought ("Destin" and "Destin at Night") are beach scenes, one from ground level, one from the air. What grabs me about both, in addition to the beauty of the scenes themselves, is their three-dimensional perspective: how seemingly few strokes and colors become an intensely rich view of sky, clouds, frothing water, and white sand stretching into the distance. The aerial view, in addition, makes me feel like I'm floating: the ocean starts at a point right below me, 100 feet down, and races toward a distant horizon, where tiny clouds populate a darkening sky. (She painted it from a hotel window, and the painting accurately captures that perspective.) The third picture is "Modern Shiva": a beautiful young woman, her facial features representing nearly every race on Earth, standing with a Mona Lisa-like smile inside a circle of candles, lighting and unlighting them by passing her hands over them. Around her flows a poem about art, verse, and life. The painting is rich with several levels of symbolism, simultaneously simple and profound -- to me, not only a beautiful painting, but an embodiment of poetry. I'm impressed with Archen's work, and expect and hope to buy more over the years.

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castlebuilder

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Nice Portrait

Archen drew a portrait of my 5 year old nephew, and it not only looks like him, but feels like him, if that makes any sense. That's a quality that's much harder to come by. I'd definitely recommend her work,

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Cathalexp

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Amazing work!

Archen is an amazing artist and a true professional. My husband and I have been patrons of hers for years having bought works she had on display. Last year, I commissioned her to create a painting of my Grandmother's childhood home in Greece. The painting was simply amazing. It not only captured what the house looked like, but what it felt like to visit it. I cannot recommend her work enough! She is a true professional and a true artist!

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