Upton is a Southern California based design studio that creates high-quality artwork and goods for the home. Established by artist and designer Michael Upton, Upton is founded on the belief that everyone should have the means to live with beauty every day.
Producing work that lies somewhere in the realm of fine art and home décor, Upton’s pieces are affordable and approachable without sacrificing on quality.
We do this because it makes us happy. Hope you enjoy.
Check out the latest interview with our founder Michael Upton. EQ3 talks with him about inspiration, making artwork accessible, and art as a way of life - read it here.
Upton currently produces prints on canvas, prints on paper, and metal sculpture – all of which are handmade in the USA.
Each design starts as an intuitive brush and ink sketch that is later refined, edited, and colored up.
All canvas pieces come with sewn eyelets at the top corners for out-of-the-box easy hanging. No tools required. The prints can be hung off of nails, tacks, or pushpins and are designed to be lightweight so no wall stud is necessary when hanging.
All paper pieces have been hand screenprinted on museum quality acid-free neutral pH 100% cotton 110lb paper. Each color has been custom mixed and printed one at a time to ensure quality and original character.
Each metal sculpture has been tig welded by hand and had our custom patina or powder coating applied to ensure quality and original character. All wood sculptures are made of seven-ply Baltic birch with a hand painted finish.
No two Upton pieces are exactly alike.