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Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.
What is a Giclee Print?
My Giclee prints are professionally produced by my printmaker on Epson Archival Matte paper. They are produced photomechanically using high resolution digital images of the original art. I title and sign each, however, there is no numbering as they are not a limited edition. Each Giclee is printed on 16″ x 20″ paper. The image size is 11″x 14″ and double matted. This format allows easy and affordable framing in a ready-made frame (not included). Shipping within the continental United States is included in the $75 price.
Should I Purchase a Giclee Print?
It is completely up to you. Giclees are signed reproductions, but not limited editions.
What does it mean that the painting is on Gallery Wrapped Canvas?
Gallery wrapped canvas is canvas that is stretched over stretcher bars that are thicker than standard profile stretched canvas. Gallery wrapped canvases are usually 1-3/8 to 1-1/2″ thick, and when “wrapped,” have the sides or edges painted. These canvases are much higher quality than traditional profile canvas.
Gallery profile (or wrapped) canvas usually have the main image extended and painted on the edges so that you have the option, as in a contemporary setting, of NOT framing the art, or if you are traditional, framing is still an option.
Traditional profile canvas is 3/4″ thick and it is recommended to have art on these canvases professionally framed.
What is Original Art?
Original art is a one-of-a-kind creation, be it a painting, collagraph, copper work, drawing or ceramic piece. It is different from a Giclee which is considered a reproduction because they are produced from images of the original art, and many are produced. Original art is considered to be much more valuable and collectible than a reproduction.
Is your Original Art Framed?
Yes, the majority of my Original Art pieces are gallery framed and ready to hang. I choose every frame to compliment the completed artwork. All my frames and liners are custom made by my supplier and of excellent quality. I personally complete the framing of all of my pieces.
Can I see the original art before I complete my purchase?
Yes, there is a way, but you must know that original pieces of art are final sales. If you are unsure of what you want, and I cannot arrange a preview as below, I recommend ordering a Giclee instead.
If you are near a reputable gallery and if the gallery will agree to it, I will gladly send the original work of art to the gallery (provided it is of shippable size) for your final approval. I require a 50% deposit on the work to facilitate this. If you decide you do not want the work of art, shipping to and from the gallery, any fees the gallery charges as their service and for any damages to the piece will be deducted from your deposit. Once the piece back to the studio and has been inspected, a refund for the difference will be issued.
Do you offer financing or layaway?
Yes! There is a layaway option on artwork $500 or more. Layaway is for three to six months with the buyer making regular monthly payments. When all payments are complete, the art is shipped!
Do You Offer a Delivery and Hanging Service for your Original Works of Art?
Yes, I offer delivery and will even hang the art in your home, office or commercial space, but only within 100 miles of my Orlando studio. This service is available for ORIGINAL art work only and does not apply to Giclees. Price varies by work of art and destination.
Can you custom create a piece of art?
Yes, this is called a commission. An original piece of art will be created from your photographs, ideas, decorative styles and more, to go in a particular place in your home or as a gift you wish to give someone. In inquiring about a commissioned piece, please fill out the contact form with details. Once an agreement is made, there is a 50% deposit before the work begins. You will be sent photos via email of all the in-progress stages for approval, assuring you of loving your piece. A commissioned piece is neither returnable nor refundable as it is created just for you.
Who owns the copyright?
I, J. Lacy Coughlan, retain the copyright on all my artwork. You cannot reproduce it, use it on websites, in any printed or digital material, or other uses. You cannot use it as a greeting card, make copies to give to friends or any other form of reproduction. This is standard for all artists in the United States. If you wish to use an image in some manner, please write to me with your request and details of how and where it will be used and we will let you know if it is available in that manner and if there would be a charge for using the image.
Why? My art is licensed on many products and if you use the art in any other manner you may be violating my contract with other companies, as well as violate the US Copyright law.
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