Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is an open edition print?

A: An open edition print is a high-quality reproduction of an original artwork or photograph. I offer open edition prints through my partner website K. B. Washburn Gallery, through DeviantArt, through my Etsy shop, and at live events. Open edition prints purchased through K. B. Washburn Gallery and DeviantArt are unsigned and do not come with a certificate of authenticity. Open edition prints purchased through my Etsy shop or at a live event come with a certificate of authenticity and may be signed or unsigned.

Q: What is a signed open edition print?

A: An open edition print is a high-quality reproduction of an original artwork or photograph. Signed open edition prints are signed by the artist but are not individually numbered. Signed open edition prints come with a certificate of authenticity and may be purchased through my Etsy shop and at live events.

Q: What is a limited edition print?

A: A limited edition print is an edition of hand-signed and numbered art or photographic prints that are personally selected and inspected by the artist. Limited edition prints are strictly limited to a specific number of prints. Limited edition prints include a numbered certificate of authenticity and may be purchased through my Etsy shop and at live events.

Q: What is an artist's proof?

A: An artist's proof is an art or photographic print created specifically for the artist to test out a new printer, print process, or digital file. Artist's proofs may be pulled from the first few prints of an open edition or limited edition print run, or they may be a limited edition of their own, generally confined to less than 10 prints. Artist's proofs are signed and individually numbered, and come with a signed certificate of authenticity. Artist's proofs are usually kept by the artist or given away to friends, but they are occasionally available to purchase at live events.

Q: What is an NFT?

A: An NFT, or non-fungible token, is a unit of data on a digital ledger, called a blockchain. An NFT certifies that a digital asset, such as an artwork or photograph, is unique and not interchangeable. Owning an NFT is generally thought of as owning the 'digital original' of an artwork or photograph. NFTs of my art and photography can be purchased through OpenSea.

Q: Does the artist accept commissions?

A: The artist does not accept commissions at this time.

Q: Does the artist teach art or photography classes?

A: The artist does not teach classes at this time; however, tips and tricks can be found on the artist's blog.

Q: If I purchase an original painting or artwork will I own the copyright to the artwork?

A: Under United States Copyright Law, copyright of an artwork automatically belongs to the artist upon creation of the artwork. The artist retains full copyright of their artwork for the rest of their lives plus 70 years. The buyer of the original artwork will not own the copyright to the image. They will only be the owner of the original artwork for personal display in their private or public collection.

Q: If I purchase an NFT will I own the copyright to the artwork?

A: As with the purchase of a physical piece of artwork, purchase of an NFT does not give the buyer ownership of the copyright to the image. They will only be the owner of a unique digital asset for personal display in their private or public collection.

Q: Can I take an image of your artwork off of your website and use it on my website?

A: Any use of an artist's work without his or her written permission is considered theft under United States law. I take this theft very seriously and it will result in immediate legal action against the publisher of the image. See my EULA and Disclaimer for additional information.

Q: Can I purchase an image of your artwork to use as a stock photo?

A: Many of my photographs are available to purchase as stock photography through Shutterstock and Dreamstime; however, very few of these photographs are the same as those which I offer as prints.