Appleton’s Historic Marigold Mile

Appleton’s Historic Marigold Mile

Original Oil Painting by Phyllis Verhyen, Award-winning Artist

Fine art giclée reproductions available with proceeds to benefit The Marigold Mile.

What is a giclée? The first thing you need to know is that it’s pronounced ‘Zhee-Clay’. Giclée is a neologism of the French word ‘la giclée‘ meaning ‘that which is sprayed or squirted’. Coined in 1991 by printmaker Jack Duganne, the name originally applied to fine art digital prints created on Iris inkjet printers in a process invented in the late 1980s. It is, however, important to understand that not all inkjet prints are giclées.

A true giclée is the highest quality reproduction print possible of an original painting. Giclées are created by utilizing high resolution, digital images on canvas, fine art or photo-base paper with the use of large-format, six– to twelve-color inkjet printers. In giclée printing, no screen or other mechanical devices are used and therefore there is no visible dot screen pattern.

This process maintains all the same colors, textures, and brush marks of the original painting. Archival quality ensures that the prints are light-fast and non water soluble.

For more information about this process or any other paintings or galleries, please contact the artist, Phyllis Verhyen, at 920-532-6612 or