How do I purchase a print?
If you are paying by credit or debit card simply click on the BUY NOW link . A window will open displaying your basket which you can add to if you so wish. For more details please refer to ORDERING INFO at the bottom of this page. If you wish to pay by cheque please contact me either by e-mail or telephone before sending your payment.
How do I purchase an original painting?
Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing an original painting. If the painting is available you can pay either by credit /debit card, personal cheque or by instalment. Gallery prices do not include postage. This is dependent upon the size, weight and destination of the piece in question and is individually calculated once you have decided to buy. All paintings are dispatched with full insurance and handled by a professional courier.
If you are interested in a painting that is currently in my IN PROGRESS gallery please contact me. Any such painting can be reserved for you until it is finished . Please be assured that you are not obliged to buy if you take this option.
All my paintings are offered framed (unless you request otherwise) and this is included in the price.
What payment options are there?
You can pay by credit card, debit card or a personal cheque drawn on a UK bank. If you are interested in buying an original painting and would like to pay by instalment please contact me for details.
Are there any discounts available for large orders?
I you intend to purchase more than five prints or work in the wholesale /retail business, discounts are available. Please contact me for further details.
What is a giclee print?
Printed artwork made using a specialized ink spray process ( giclee is a French term meaning "to spray"). Giclee prints typically provide sharper images and better colour definition. Both the ink and archival paper onto which the giclee image is transferred can offer up to 70 years light-fastness and UV-resistance under appropriate display conditions. We produce our own giclee prints using an Epson large format printer and genuine Epson Ultrachrome inks.
How do I look after my prints?
In general your prints and watercolours will do best in a moderately heated, stable environment. Always hang your artwork out of direct sunlight as sunlight is the main culprit in the degradation of both watercolour paintings and printed images. If you live in a very humid region using air-conditioning or a dehumidifier can help to preserve your artwork.
How do I look after my paintings?
As with prints your oil painting will do best in a moderately heated and stable environment. Extreme heat can cause the properties of many art materials to change. For example, sudden shifts between hot and cold can cause oil on canvas to expand and contract, cracking the paint slightly in the process. Keeping the temperature reasonably stable eliminates this cracking. Oils painted on board are more stable but humid or damp conditions should still be avoided.
How do I commission a painting?
If there is something in particular that you would like that you cannot find in my galleries I would be happy to discuss a commission. Most budgets can be catered for. Please contact me for details.
What is an Artists Proof?
The term for those prints which are produced when the rest of the edition has been printed and are for the artist's personal use. A typical edition will include about 10% artist's proofs. They are always designated with "A/P" to differentiate them from the numbered editions. In general an Artist's Proof is more valuable than a Limited Edition given that there are only a small number available.
What is a Limited Edition print?
A maximum number of a particular print that will ever be created. The edition size is fixed before printing and once an edition has sold out no more will be produced. Limited Edition prints are made and numbered in succession with the individual number and edition size usually being recorded together such as 12/250 (print number 12 out of an edition size of 250). Typically a Limited Edition Print cannot be reproduced in any other printed format that would degrade it's value (such as a greetings card). It is, however, permissible to use the image in a book or in the Artist's own promotional literature.
Unlike Limited Edition Prints open editions are not numbered and there is no limit to the number issued.
What is a mounted print?
My prints are currently sold either unmounted or mounted and wrapped. A mounted print has a suitably coloured board presentation mount and a cellophane wrap and is ready to frame. These are usually bought as personal presents or gifts (see bottom of page) If you are planning to have the print framed yourself I suggest that you purchase an unmounted print as this will be provided by your framer.
Do you sell framed prints?
Unfortunately we are unable to offer framed prints at this time due to the inherently fragile nature of glazed frames and the prohibitive costs involved in transporting them.
What is copyright?
Copyright gives an automatic right to exclusive ownership of artistic effort and this right is respected worldwide via international conventions. In other words, copyright belongs exclusively to the original artist, in this case, David Miller. Under current UK law protection in all forms of copyright exists for the life of the artist plus a further 70 years. Copyright can be transferred from one party to another but this generally involves a limited use of the work: for example, a print or a greetings card design - transfer of copyright does not give the buyer the right to use the purchased image in any other format other than the one agreed.
Copyright infringement carries very heavy penalties and the onus is on the defendant to prove that he did not copy if he has had the opportunity to do so.
If you wish to reproduce all or part of an artwork and you are not absolutely sure that you have the right to do so, you must obtain written permission from the original artist before proceeding.