Congratulations on your purchase of your beautiful artwork!
Here are some recommendations I would like to provide you for caring for your art and information to consider before hanging your artwork.
SUNLIGHT AND FADING
Over time direct sunlight can fade or damage any artwork, so try not to place a cherished piece on an always-bright wall. Hanging your artwork on a wall that will have sunlight passing over it throughout the day is recommended.
A good rule of thumb is to leave your most valuable pieces out of bathroom and kitchen areas that experience a variety of humidity Over time this can damage your art and matting and even warp frames made of wood or also prints on wood. Canvases and canvas prints are stretched around a wooden frame, so they are susceptible to dramatic changes in humidity as well. If your home has heating and AC and you don’t live in an incredibly humid climate your art will be well cared for.
HOW DO I FRAME THIS?
Paper prints: I offer several recommended frame and mat choices when purchasing my art. Some of my work is created in sizes that are not traditional in scale (size) and will require custom framing which I provide. If you reside in the Phoenix-Metropolitan Area, I highly recommend Matage Custom Framing
Canvas prints: I recommend a float-frame style for these. It finishes the piece professionally, but the frame does not sit against the piece. It also adds more dimension to the overall look of the finished artwork.
CLEANING AND DUSTING?
Originals: You may gently dust the front and sides with a dry feather duster. Do not rub or wipe across the piece with your hands or a clothe, and obviously do not use anything wet or spray anything onto the piece, as it may damage the artwork.
Canvas prints: Treat Canvas Prints exactly like you would an original artwork. You can gently dust it with a feather duster, but don’t rub the surface with cloth, and do not spray anything on it as it could damage the artwork.
Framed glass prints: You may clean the glass with windex or other glass-suitable cleaners.
Acrylic and metal prints: Treat it like your Computer Screen, TV or your Eyeglasses and wipe very gently with a microfiber cloth, the surface can be scratched otherwise.
Should you ever need an Appraisal of your art purchase for Insurance purposes please contact me at 480-833-8094 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to provide you one at no cost.