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What, How & Why: A Closer Look - Featuring Aja Trier

At, we work with artists and photographers from across the United States and Canada. We're inspired everyday by the images that they send to us and by the stories they share.

In our "What, How & Why" interview series, we take a closer look at some of these fascinating people.

We've asked each participating artist or photographer three simple questions:
1. What do you do?
2. How do you do it?
3. Why do you use

Please read on to find out more about Aja Trier.

Aja Trier
Scotia, NY

What do you do?

I am a full time painter in upstate, NY. I am most known for my Starry Night meets pop culture work in palette knife painted oils, but I also create mixed media work that I regularly show in galleries across the country. I sell the lion's share of my work via prints on Amazon and Etsy.

How do you do it?

Frenzied creation from a spare bedroom turned studio in my home. It's complete chaos, but from the chaos comes something beautiful. The Starry Night pieces are created almost completely with palette knife and thick, undiluted oils straight from the tube. The mixed media pieces always leave resin globbed up on the table and glitter all over the floor. It's a magical mess.

Why do you use

I was drawn to them because of their location first and foremost - I have family in Kenmore, NY where they are based so there is a local feel to working with them, one small business to another. Then of course came the prints themselves, which are consistently high quality and loved by my customers.

I have been using for over 10 years at this point, and the biggest factor has been their stellar customer service. Two years ago I went viral with my work, and since then we have had days where I was placing 300 orders for drop shipment directly to my customers and not once have they fallen behind. Everything is always sent within 24 hours (I use photographic prints exclusively.) I can place orders up to the morning hours, and those same orders will go out that day. The packaging is professional and secure. If a client contacts me to say a package has been damaged, replaces, no questions asked, and sends tracking for everything. In the past month I have drop shipped over 4000 orders with - and I couldn't ask for a more smooth experience considering the madness. I honestly wish all companies were this on the ball and I look forward to working with them into the future!

Contact Information:

Aja Trier
Scotia, NY