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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 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. This allows for a much more durable and less weather sensitive print.
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.
Merchandise is made to order and most are done by a 3rd party service. All items except items take about 3 to 7 days to create and then are directly shipped to you.
We use UPS Ground for most shipments and charge standard UPS rates. To get a shipping quote, add the items you wish to order to your shopping cart. In your shopping cart you can enter your zip code and shipping method to get exact rates before you place your order. Shipping prices are quoted based on UPS rates from Denton, TX 76205 to the specified zip code. Please note: UPS Ground transit is not guaranteed, delivery times can change due to volume or weather. Please allow for the processing of orders when configuring arrival expectations. Merchandise is made to order and done by a 3rd party service. Most items take about 3 to 7 days to create and then are directly shipped to you. Specialty prints such as limited edition prints can take an additional 7 to 10 days on top of the expected arrival date. We don’t include a receipt or invoice in the box and the only reference to the company is the return address if you choose to ship it directly as a gift. As soon as the item is shipped you will receive a tracking number via email.
Similar to domestic shipping, international shipping needs to allow for processing times. The customer/recipient is responsible for any and all applicable duties and taxes. Due to the high prices of international shipping I recommend looking at the limited rolled canvas print option. These are delivered in a tube rather than a large box allowing for more reasonable shipping cost. If a purchase is made and it is delivered according to the tracking information but never picked up or received and sent back to me, the customer will be responsible for paying shipping costs a second time. Otherwise you will have the option to receive a refund on the cost of the prints, excluding shipping.
I offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee in regards to the workmanship and quality of materials. I strive to deliver the best and most accurate reproduction of the original painting possible. If you encounter and issue with your order please contact me within 72 hours of delivery and let me know what is the issue. You will need to send photos of any damages so that I can handle it through the shipping company. Replacements will require the same amount of processing and shipping time as the initial order. For issues with international orders, if there is an issue on my end I will not hesitate to replace the order but for any shipping related issues please see the international shipping paragraph.