Every original painting comes ready to hang upon delivery. Each original painting also comes with a Certificate of Authenticity (COA), that is both signed, wax sealed and thumb printed by me to ensure the paintings provenance As always, and in addition to the COA, every painting is documented and recorded with photographs and/or scanning. Every painting of mine comes signed with my symbol. I am often asked why I use a symbol instead of signing my name. From the very first painting I ever created I chose to use this symbol for a couple of reasons. The first is aesthetics -- a signature takes up a lot of space, and for some compositions this could be distracting. The other reason for using a symbol is, well... symbolic. When I first began painting I was very angry and depressed at losing my eyesight. The symbol stands for two eyes that are crossed out, and at the time it was a symbol of defiance. Quickly though, painting began to change how I felt, and the symbol became one of affirmation, a reminder that we can rise above our limitations.
Limited Edition Reproductions
Each reproduction is limited to a run of only 100 prints and created on artist canvas giving the same look and feel as the original. The painting is photographed producing the highest quality digital image that is possible. We then evaluate the image and do any necessary color correcting. We use the finest archival inks, and acid free materials in the creation of the print so that they will remain unchanged for generations. The print surface, unless stated otherwise, in on canvas. Not only does this allow for a much more durable and less weather sensitive print, but it recreates the surface of the original artwork so that both the look and the feel of the art print is accurate.
Limited stretched prints - are constructed using premium artist’s canvas and ink. It is coated with a UV protected layer to provide the best quality that will stand the test of time. They are limited to a run of 100 and come with a numbered certificate of authenticity to ensure provenance. The letter is signed, numbered, thumb printed and wax sealed. Each stretched canvas print comes ready to hang with pre-installed saw-tooth hangers. Overtime if your canvas does gather dust, you may wipe it off gently with a clean, damp cloth.
Limited Rolled Prints - use premium artists canvas and inks as well as a UV protected layer to avoid fading over time. They are precisely cut to minimize fraying. Rolled prints will arrive in rolled in a tube with an extra 1-2” border of unprinted material for matting or stretching. They can be hung various ways, either by having a professional framer matte or stretch them. Your rolled canvas can be wiped gently with a soft, damp cloth if needed to clean dust. If you are an international customer you may want to consider rolled canvas because the shipping cost is much more affordable.
Provenance - Each limited edition print comes with a certificate of authenticity ensuring that this print is one of only 100 that will ever be produced in this edition. The certificate includes the print number, artist signature, artist thumbprint and wax seal.
Regular prints are reproduced on custom 264 GSM paper with pigment-based inks. They come matted in our bright white, acid-free, 4-ply white core mat boards. The purchase size includes the matte. For example if you purchase a 16”x20” print the image window is 11”x14”. I personally sign each matte in the bottom right corner.