Print Care

Properly mat and frame: Professional framers recommend using archival quality materials that are acid-free and will not damage art. All of my prints are matted and/or framed to meet the exacting standards of The American Institute for Conservation. Great care is taken to provide the best possible materials so your art not only looks beautiful, but will last for generations.

Excessive or Intense Light: All light is damaging, but Ultraviolet light is the worst in the spectrum. Of course, this is found in natural sunlight, so avoid hanging art in an area that gets prolonged, direct exposure. The American Institute for Conservation also warns that UV light is present in fluorescent lights and halogen lamps. Incandescent or tungsten lights are preferred. UV blocking glass is one way to protect your art from fading and discoloration.

High temperatures and high humidity: Some commonsense precautions can keep your prints safe from the threat of heat and humidity. Most importantly, don't store prints in attics, basements or garages, and don't hang them in bathrooms or over fireplaces that are used regularly. Extreme humidity or heat will damage artwork over time. Air conditioning, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers can help regulate the environment in your home or workplace.

Print storage: If you are not displaying your prints right away, store them in a dry, safe place. A dark setting with a steady temperature below 70 degrees Fahrenheit and a steady relative humidity with a high of 50 percent and a low of 30 percent is ideal. Prints should be kept in protective folders or boxes made from acid-free, archival quality materials, and stored flat, not rolled or folded.

More information can be found at the American Institute for Conservation.

Venus
Limited Edition Giclée on Arches Paper
13 x 19 in. (33 x 48 cm)
Edition Limited to only 50 prints