Limited Edition Prints


Your website says my favourite print is sold out. Can I still buy it from you?
Once a print is sold out, it means that I don't have any left. Sorry. However, there is a good chance that one of the galleries that carry my work will still have a copy. Please keep looking and keep your fingers crossed.

Can I buy prints directly from you?
Although I occassionally sell directly to the public, I prefer to direct individuals to one of the many galleries listed under the purchase section. These galleries have been very supportive over the years and I would like to reciprocate by sending potential business in their direction. Almost all up-and-coming artists rely on positve relationships with galleries.

What is the difference between Primary Editions and Artist Proofs? BTW, what the heck is a Remarque?
"Primary Edition" refers to the prints that make up the majority of impressions that are released of an image. I always refer to them with numbers like 1/99 or 99/99. In printmaking tradition, an artist can take an additional 10% of the primary edition size and set them aside as Artist Proofs. These are given roman numerals, ie A/P III/IX. Furthermore, I occassionally take another additional 10% of the edition size and draw on them. These are “Remarques” and are also signed with roman numerals. The “Canvas" edition is the same image but usually bigger printed on stretched canvas that is ready to hang and doesn’t need additional framing.  The printmaker is also entitled to set aside a few signed prints as "Printers Proofs.” When tallied up, an edition of 100 may be made up of a total of something like 126 prints (100 Primary Edition, 10 Artist Proofs, 10 Remarques, 5 Canvas and 1 Printer's Proof).

Unlike some artists that are producing limited edition prints, I don't like to make my editions very big. I feel that my collectors are puchasing something special and important to them. I don't want them to feel like they're buying a poster with number 5489/12400 written on it.

What is a giclee?
Essentially, "giclee" is a fancy word for a digital print. Unlike standard inkjet printers that we use at home, however, giclee printers use archival pigment-based inks and acid-free papers. Their rated longevity is similar to most fine-art prints. By avoiding too much direct sunlight, your giclee should last over 100 years.



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