Every print is checked both by the professional staff creating the prints, but also at my studio where color correction and quality are assessed before being shipped to you. Please note that the size listed includes the matte using industry standard sizing for your convenience - for instance a 16"x20" matted print will fit any 16'x20" frame. Thank you!
Signing! I sign every print before it is sent out.
This information is in regards to my original paintings only, and not prints or merchandise.
Every original painting comes to you ready to hang upon delivery. If the particular medium requires framing (such as watercolor for example) then it will also be matted and framed at no extra cost to you unless otherwise stated.
Each original painting also comes with a Certificate of Authenticity (COA), that is both signed and thumb printed by me. This is a new security feature that helps to ensure a paintings provenance; if you purchased an original piece from me before 2012 and would like a COA for your painting please just send me an e-mail. As always, and in addition to the COA, every painting is documented and recorded with photographs and/or scanning to ensure provenance as well.
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; whereas a symbol identifies the art piece just as well, but takes up much less space. 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. Very 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. Every painting does come signed with my signature on the label affixed to the back of the painting.
As always if you have any questions about any aspect about a particular painting, my process, or anything else please do not hesitate to write me. Most of all thank you so much for your interest in my original artwork.