Judi Miller, Interior Designer, JM Decor
"I just wanted to write and tell you how impressed I am with the installation of the MiMa Gallery at the Bay Downtown Vancouver store. The concept of displaying art amongst real settings, rather than gallery style is brilliant at showcasing the art as well as the furniture, giving the layperson the “whole picture” of what their rooms could look like.
"As a designer, it was effortless to move from section to section with my client and have him visualize the art in his own space.
"I appreciated the fact that we could place custom orders on sizing of images as well as the fact that you have a good mix of original and print art.
"Your website is easy to navigate and accurately represents the art available.
"I’m sure this venture will be extremely successful for you."
My mother ordered a canvas print of the Ken Kirby ‘Solitary’ painting as a gift for me and I just wanted to let you know that I received it here in Calgary in good order. It arrived the day before my birthday and I absolutely love it.
Thank you very much for helping us out with this – we appreciate the efforts you had to go through to get it here on time. This is the second print we have ordered from you and I’m sure it won’t be the last!
Christine R. Barr, CA., BSc., BMgt.,
The premiere Canadian exhibition of the work of internationally known artists Mitra Ghaffari and Mark Prior generated much interest in the Denman and surrounding arts communities this summer.
It is a delight to spent time with Prior and Ghaffari. Enhancing the experience of appreciating this superb fine art is the contagion of the artists’ level of enthusiasm and eagerness to push the boundaries of media.
We were delighted with the aesthetic quality and technical expertise of the prints we recently acquired from Mima Fine Art. We wish the company all the best with its exciting new venture. A pleasure to do business with you.
Peter and Margaret Whyte, UK.
Mark and Mitra first displayed their unique art forms on Denman Island in the summer of 2005, at the community art gallery. I was immediately attracted to the originality and intellectual qualities of their offerings and subsequently bought one of the series “Poetics of Space.” I made the transaction in their new gallery overlooking the beautiful Georgia Strait. Mark was very accommodating in hanging on to the print for several months while I was building an annex to my house on Denman, and professionally framed the work within three days of my request. The “Poetics of Space” has pride of place in one room of the new quarters and has elicited warm praise from viewers. I have come to appreciate this work greatly, and so acknowledged that, for once, I made a perfect choice.
Thank you for the beautiful art works and excellent service. They arrived professionally framed, packed and in perfect condition. They are now hanging in our home. We love the work and enjoy them more everyday. It is hard to believe the abstracts/Poetics of Space are digital photographs. They look hand painted no matter how closely you inspect the details. The Calligraphy of Birds piece is awe inspiring. We look forward to collecting more of your art works in the future.
Our recent visit of your art gallery on Denman Island was truly an enjoyable journey. Your art work is truly inspiring and breadth taking. It encourages enthusiasm and gives us energy. Your professional, courteous, mild, and artistic information and response to our questions during our visit was much appreciated. Looking at you art on our home walls will provide us much joy for years.
Mehrzad & Sean Hadi, Saudi Arabia
Photographers / Printing Clients
"From consultation through production to final delivery, Mark and company were easy to deal with, reliable and efficient. The competitive pricing and quality of printing made Mima Publishing a natural choice."
Paul Bailey, Paul Bailey Photography, Denman Island, BC
"I have been ordering with Mark at Mima for over 3 years and enjoy the custom, personalized service offered. In my fine art photography business, quality and speed are crucial. Mima exceeds my expectations in every way."
Dave Hutchison, Nature Conservation Photography, Sidney, BC
"Mark, it was wonderful to witness your skills first hand. The spirit and space of the gallery/studio is very special. Thank you for the great prints and experience! "
Gord Iversen, New Westminster, BC
"The communication was clear and the work done exceeded my expectations, especially appreciated as it was my first piece of that size (40"x40"). The price was competitive to the other places I shopped around at and with you having a stretcher frame in place, saved me money and time."
Will laVigne, Quadra Island, BC
"Mima’s exquisite prints of my work caught my breath and delighted my clients. Mark Prior’s total commitment to fine art printmaking – from preparing each digital print file for optimum results to the mounted image backed by a “Certificate of Authenticity” – has made me a loyal and grateful fan."
Will Thomas, Will Thomas Photography, Hornby Island, BC
Artists / Printing Clients
"As an artist new to the giclee world I was very happy first of all with the incredible reproduction, very beautiful and almost impossible to tell from the original, very high quality! I also appreciate very much the personable service and consultation."
Coral Barclay, Artist, Hornby Island, BC
"Mark - Thanks - the prints arrived last Friday and they are just great. The detail is amazing, this is the best repro I've seen. I don't know whether to sell or keep them."
Meghan Hildebrand, Artist, Sunshine Coast, BC
"I want to thank you for the timely delivery of the beautiful Giclee prints of my work that arrived last week. My gallery and clients are very impressed with the quality of the the prints and I plan to continue to order from your press in the very near future. I am also recommending you to all of my artist friends."
Elsa Marley, Artist, San Francisco, CA
"With our first visit to MiMa Gallery my husband and I were charmed by both, Mark and Mitra as well as their lovely seaside gallery. As an artist I'm very happy with the level of professionalism and assistance MiMa Gallery has provided. My clients and I were thrilled with the quality of the prints. It truly is a pleasure to work with such warm and caring people. Thank you for the beautiful prints and excellent service."
Dr. Lucie Marlo, Artist, Victoria, BC
"MiMA provided me with a high quality product and a very enjoyable experience. They were a joy to work with- not only keeping me informed and working with me on the printing process, but also being very generous with their time and expertise concerning marketing and presentation ideas/information. MiMa strives for the highest quality in their work and really care about the artist's satisfaction."
Annie Siegel, Artist, Denman Island, BC
"Knowing my mixed media work is difficult to photograph, I was absolutely delighted to see the quality of the images from MiMa. They were seamlessly lit, bright, clear .. so close to the originals that I can use them for reference. This has been my first foray into limited edition prints and Mark has been wonderful to work with. He involved me in every part of the process and consulted me on every image. He is a perfectionist!"
Bill Wilkinson, Artist, Vancouver, BC