Frequently Asked Questions

ORIGINALS |CUSTOM WORK |ART REPRODUCTION FAQs |ORDERS | PAYMENT & REFUND POLICY | SHIPPING

ORIGINAL PAINTINGS

Originals are usually painted with acrylics and often gouache and pastel is added.   Originals are frequently on display at various fine art galleries and present shows will be noted on the main page under “upcoming shows”.  Please contact Laura for info on a particular painting.


CUSTOM WORK

Like an original that is sold or have a particular painting in mind? Ask Laura about painting something just for you. 

If you do not wish to have an original specifically painted, but have a certain subject in mind you would like to see painted and reproduced, contact Laura with your suggestions.


ART REPRODUCTION F.A.Q.'s

GICLEE
Giclée (jhee-clay) is a French word meaning "spraying of paint." The word is used to describe prints produced by a high definition inkjet printer. Giclées use digital technology to enhance and preserve the character of the artists's original. The printing is done with costly pigment based archival inks printed on museum quality canvas or rag paper. The result is an image that rivals the beauty of the original. Giclées are found in most major art museums and fine art galleries, validating this new form of art.

CANVAS GICLEES
Giclée on canvas are meant to be stretched on canvas stretcher-bars, a service offered by most good framers, and then framed just like an original painting.  I stretch my giclées myself to offer my customer a more competitive price, however, if you are ordering a print that is to be shipped over a long distance, shipping the print unstretched rolled in a tube would be more economical.

LE...LIMITED EDITION PRINTS
A fixed number of identical prints of an image, signed by the artist, sequentially numbered, and showing both the print's number and the total edition size. Each print is referred to as a "limited edition print".

All prints are signed and numbered.  Prices are subject to change. Edition sizes represent the total number of prints in the edition regardless of the size or paper.  You can request custom sizes and custom stretching either on ¾” stretcher bars, which would later be framed, or 1 ½” stretcher bars a.k.a. gallery wrap.

OPEN EDITIONS
The quantity of prints reproduced is not limited. As long as the image is in demand, it will be printed.

AP - ARTIST PROOF PRINTS
Common practice is that 10 to 15 percent of an edition size is reserved for the artist. They are excluded from the numbering of a limited edition, but are exactly like the editioned prints in every other respect yet are often considered more valuable. Usually appears as "A.P."

ENHANCED
The artist enhances a print by painting into the image, causing the print to have similar characteristics of the original.  I will add touches that the printing process doesn’t pick up too well, such as the shine of interference paint on a hummingbirds head for example. 

 

ORDERS

Simply email or call in your order.  If you are emailing your request, please include which painting you are interested in, your name, address for shipping and method of payment.  All payments must be received in full before the painting is sent out for delivery.

All prices are in Canadian dollars, shipping is extra.  Shipping costs, any applicable exchange rate and an estimated time of delivery will be provided along with a confirmation of your order.

For SPECIAL ORDERS such as having an image sized differently, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required. I will work closely with you to make sure you will be getting what makes you happy.

If you are purchasing a piece for a gift, please be sure as there are no refunds or exchanges. Please ask about a gift certificate if you are unsure.


PAYMENT & REFUND EXCHANGE POLICY

Payment may be made by visa or mastercard, cash or certified cheque.  Visa and mastercard may be taken in person or over the phone in which a confirmation and receipt will be provided to you in person, via mail or email.  All payments must be received in full before the product is shipped. 

Sorry, there are no exchanges and no refunds unless for special circumstances.


SHIPPING

Canvas giclees are usually shipped unstretched rolled in large tubes, however you can request to have the print stretched and shipped.  Shipping costs will be calculated at the time orders are placed.  Any damage during shipping must be reported within 2 days of receiving the product.  All shipments are sent with a tracking number and insurance. 

 

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