1. What is a giclée?
Giclée (pronounced zhee-clāy') printing is a process that uses fade-resistant, archival inks and archival substrates to print gallery-quality reproductions on large format printers. The term Giclée printing is based on the French word "le gicleur" meaning "nozzle", or more specifically "gicler" meaning "to squirt, spurt, or spray". It is a fancy name for high-quality ink-jet printing. Gicleés can be printed on many types of paper or canvas and are generally considered superior to commercial off-set lithography.
2. What do the "Standard Mouldings" look like?
The standard mouldings come in Silver, Black, Gold, Dk. Brown and Light Brown. I'm in the process of upgrading all of them except the silver, which is my favorite. As soon as I get the new photos I will post them.
SILVER It is a soft silver, not quite chrome, stainless steel or brushed nickel - but it looks terrific with all of them.
3. How does a Float Mount work?
The metal painting is affixed to a frame structure with industrial strength velcro (so as to not compromise the artwork with screw holes...). The framing structure is approximately 3" shorter on each side of the painting. So if a painting is 20" x 20" the structure will be 14" x 14". It is black, flat and 1 1/2 - 2" deep.
The visual effect is that the painting is floating off the wall. This looks works particularly well in modern and contemporary settings.
Here is a back and in-situ look at a the Float Mounted painting, "The Van Lee"
4. If a piece that I want to purchase is at one of your "Representing Galleries" will they ship it to me?
They would be happy to? Please contact them directly for their specific and unique policies - Representing Galleries
5. What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept all major credit cards, as do my Representing Galleries.
6. Do you accept commissions?
Let me be your muse. I want to paint for you a painting of YOUR dreams! If you like my artistic style but don't see exactly what you are looking for, we need to pow wow. For communications sake, it is best to start with a point of reference. So take a look at my available work and my archived work. Be aware of what attracts you to a piece and know I will do my best to recreate that energy for you. You may consider color changes, orientation (horizontal/vertical/square) changes, or you may want your initials or a sketchy Eiffel Tower hidden in the background, or a chakra symbol... whatever! I am happy to work with paint chips, fabric swatches, or many combinations of reference. The best art is the art that speaks something to and of the beholder.
And for your peace of mind, when it is all said and done, if it is less than you had hoped, you are under no obligation to purchase the painting. You will have two weeks to decide if you would like to purchase the piece once it is complete. After that time, should you decide not to purchase it, I reserve the right to offer it for sale to my viewing public. To date, this has never happened, but I mention it for the sake of clarity.
Keep in mind that I only accept commissions that are consistent with the look and feel of my own work. Also, as each painting is completely original and hand-painted, it is virtually impossible to duplicate exactly. Naturally I can reproduce the concepts, colors and feel of my work, but of course the fewer constrictions the more energy is infused.
I do not charge an up-charge for any commission work.
Minimum size on metal: 24" x 24"
Maximum size on metal: 48" x 120" (Although I'm currently exploring soldering pieces together for massive installation)
The length of time required to compete a commission depends mostly on my schedule. But I can usually complete it and ship it within six weeks.
7. Why is your hair long and blonde in some pics and short and dark in others?
Hahaha! You noticed! I spent my forties blonde. I'm embarking on my 50s as brunette. I'm considering red hair for my sixties before I settle on silver for my 70s. Why? I guess because I can.
8. What does 'Gallery Wrapped' mean?
'Gallery Wrapped' refers to a painting, painted on canvas which remains unframed. The painted part of the canvas wraps around the stretcher bars. Stretcher bars can be as thin as 3/4" or as thick as 2". Below is "Marie Taglioni", gallery wrapped on 1" stretcher bars.
9. Do you offer trade discounts?
Yes, I do offer trade discounts. The rate differs depending on whether you are a stocking or non-stocking dealer or gallery. Please contact me for more information.