Thank you very much for visiting my website. I constantly select certain pieces of my own artwork that I think will make great reproductions and offer these to clients buying artwork online as archival quality giclee prints in small editions of just 20 or 30. I also sell some of my original prints (one of a kind monotypes or lithographs, not reproductions) and oil paintings through my website. Here are a few commonly asked questions and answers.
When I produce paintings some are done for myself and some are done for specific shows in commercial galleries. I work closely with three galleries who represent me and stock my artwork – ScotlandArt, The Velvet Easel and The Glasgow Print Studio. If the artwork is currently in a show or being held by the gallery as stock then it will only be available through the gallery. However, it is nice to be able to offer some pieces to my customers directly so I will be adding exclusive paintings to my site , along with artworks that have come back from a gallery, so that you may purchase directly from me.
If you order a print of an artwork it will be offered in one of four sizes – two are for rectangular prints and two are for square prints. The square or rectangular format matches the original artwork. The sizes listed when purchasing are the dimensions of the image area itself. All of the giclée prints I sell will have a white border surrounding them of approximately 25mm for the smaller size and 30mm for the larger size.
Even though the giclée prints are effectively high quality reproductions of my original artworks that doesn’t mean that there are hundreds in existence. I limit the number of prints produced to either 20 or 30, depending upon the image. This is called an Edition. Once the prints are all sold then that’s that – no more will be produced. As the number of available copies decreases then the price will increase slightly. Every print produced will be signed by me and the edition number will be noted on the front of the print.
All Payments can be made securely through Paypal either using your personal PayPal account or a credit /debit card. You don’t need to have an account with PayPal to be able to use their service. I can also accept personal cheque or bank transfer in the UK – please contact me if you would prefer not to pay using PayPal. All prices are as published and VAT will not be added.
Giclée prints are archival-standard fine art prints produced using specialised pigment-based inks and high quality printer papers. It is the art industry’s most accepted method of reproducing fine artworks. I work carefully with a printer who specialising in reproducing original artworks. I make sure that the colours are as true to the original as possible. I also oversee the type of paper stock used for each edition, so that the right effect is achieved.
If you are purchasing a giclée print then postage is particularly straightforward as I can pop it into a special envelope, or a mailing tube if it is larger. Your print will then be sent to you using Royal Mail’s Special Delivery service. If you live abroad and would like to purchase a print then please contact me first and I can give you a quote for the postage costs.
If you are buying an oil painting then you should contact me first and I can give you a quote for sending your parcel to you as the cost varies tremendously depending upon your location and the size of the artworks. Don’t be put off by that though – I have sent very large paintings to Los Angeles and Switzerland before with no problems whatsoever. I can also offer a free delivery service within 50 miles of Glasgow by arrangement.