Cavely is a small art studio with a whole lot of heart. With the fast pace of life, we hope our work invites you to slow down and remember what matters most.
At Cavely, we strive to make each print look so close to the original that it’s hard to tell the difference. That's why we use William Turner Fine Art Paper by Hahnemühle. It is certified to last, made of 100% cotton and textured to feel like watercolor paper. The ink we use is special too. It's smudge, water and fade resistant. Because of that combination of quality paper and ink, all of our prints are considered Giclee prints. Giclee (pronounced zhee-Klay) is a French word used to describe archival art reproductions. In simpler terms, it means our prints are guaranteed to last up to 100 years.
Before one of our prints ends up in your hands, it starts with a few simple things. A tray full of paints, a jar of clean water, a handful of brushes, and a fresh sheet of watercolor paper. Once the painting is finished, we scan it at a high resolution, carefully remove any imperfections and prepare the colors until the print looks identical to the original.
You know that feeling you get when you're outside in the middle of nature and all your worries seem small? That moment where breathing the fresh air, feeling the wind on your face and gazing ahead is all that's on your mind? We love that feeling. And we know what its like when you haven't had that in a long time. Because life is tough and messy and doesn't always go according to plan. So we make our art with this in mind. Because we believe art can make you pause just like nature can. We hope our watercolor prints can be on your wall as a breath of fresh air for that day when you need it most.
Mandy Cave is the artist behind Cavely. She lives in Colorado Springs, CO with her husband Brian, daughter Millie and pup Otis. Together they offer high quality prints made from Mandy's original watercolor paintings. Their products are inspired by nature and the outdoors. Mandy usually catches the vision for a new painting after an adventure camping or hiking. The feeling of being outside in the middle of nature, when worries feel small, is the one she tries to convey with each of her paintings. That moment when breathing in the fresh air, feeling the wind on your face and gazing ahead is all that matters. The Caves love that feeling! So they try to capture it with their work. Because they believe art can make people pause, just like nature can. Their hope is that these watercolor prints can hang on your wall as a visual breath of fresh air for that day when it is needed most.
Cavely was established in January of 2014 and officially opened up shop in September. The name was chosen when a group of close friends got together over a homemade meal to brainstorm ideas for a name that would convey the spirit of Mandy's paintings. After a lot of laughter and several options that fell short, one especially creative and entrepreneurial friend came up with the name Cavely as a play off Mandy and Brian's last name.
Mandy is able to accept a limited number of custom projects per year. If you think she might be a good fit for your project, feel free to reach out.