How long does an order take to process?
For a print only (no mount): please allow up to one week.
A Mounted Print: Please allow one to two weeks.
Framed prints: Please allow between two and three weeks.
The above are estimates and work on the basis of non peak times such as Christmas or over bank holiday weekends such as the Easter weekend. The time scales quoted also work on the basis of standard sized prints displayed on the website and not special orders. If I have the print requested in stock, turnaround times are often less than those quoted above.
Do you accept commissions?
Yes I am happy to accept commissions. There can be a slight waiting time on these due to the demand of my work so please send your enquiry in good time if you are thinking of commissioning me to create something for a birthday or wedding gift. I will always do my best to accommodate deadlines however!
Commissioned pieces are priced in the same price range as my originals as I reserve the right to make limited edition prints from the original piece if I think it would be good to add to my range. I am also happy to discuss on an individual basis total exclusivity for the customer and no print run. The price of the piece does increase in those circumstances.
What is the difference between a Limited Edition Print and an Open Edition print?
Limited Edition prints are limited in their number for production to the size stated on my website and on the print itself. This makes the image more exclusive, especially if the edition size is small in number eg 45 or 50. If my website states that an image has an edition size of 50 plus 5 artist’s proofs then no more than 50 copies of that image will be printed except the 5 artist’s proofs. The artist’s proofs are not from the main edition of prints. They are slightly different in some way as described below.
An Open Edition of prints is an unlimited number of copies of the picture and that is because the picture may be reproduced on cards for example, or occasionally other merchandise. These prints are cheaper than the Limited Edition ones because of their lack of exclusivity.
What is an Artist’s Proof?
Artist’s Proofs are the first prints the artist receives from the printer. They are the first copies made of the image and are used to check colour accuracy mostly but also sharpness, any blemishes and to see what the Artist thinks of the appearance of their work on certain paper types. At this stage there can often be subtle changes made until the artist is happy to give the okay to print the main edition. This means that each artist proof is unique and therefore considered more valuable. If the Limited Edition is 50 in number then there are generally no more than 5 artists proofs (10% of the main edition size).
Do you ship abroad?
Yes, I ship work internationally however I do not ship framed work as the responsibility of the glass causes me too much worry!! Prices for shipping internationally vary from one country to another but the main difference is in whether the print is sent unmounted in a tube, or mounted and flat packed. The latter option is considerably more expensive. Please ask for a quote if you are unsure of the best option for you.
Can you frame work in a frame other than the ones shown on your website?
Yes, I can organise most types of framing but these would need to be quoted on an individual basis and treated as a special order. Turnaround times are therefore likely to be a little longer than standard.
Can you print to a different size other than those on your website?
Within reason, yes but I am constrained by the size of the printer and also must consider any loss in quality if work is printed too large. Generally it is not a problem to print up to 25 inches square. The smallest I print to is 12 inches square.
Where do you exhibit and sell your work?
In addition to my website, I sell my work all over the UK in Galleries, Solo or joint exhibitions and at certain shows or fairs. There is a core of local galleries near to where I live that stock my work but it is also sold in galleries as far as Plymouth and Inverness.
Can you help support our charity by donating work?
My dedicated charity of choice is the Motor Neurone Disease Association as its one that is very close to my heart. I am a regular donator and fundraiser for this cause and support it wherever possible through the work I do. Occasionally I do make charitable donations to other causes but my main concern is helping raise awareness and funds for what I feel is an under supported charity, given the increasing number of cases of MND each year.
If you have any questions that have not been answered above please feel free to ask via my contact page.