General Art Information

Christopher plans, creates, prints, hand paints and embellishes, frames, packages, and ships all of his artwork. He controls the entire process pertaining to his art from beginning to end. He does this primarily because he enjoys doing so, but also, because he wants to personally make sure that every facet of his customers purchasing experience goes as smoothly as possible and that the customer is happy. It is his goal to have every customer 100% satisfied with the products he creates and his customers purchasing experience. 

 

Christopher is a Multimedia Artist. His artwork can only be fully appreciated with the setting of eyes on his finished work.  Christopher’s artwork includes the use of digital art and acrylic painting, as well the use of various varnishes and embellishments applied by hand to each and every one of his limited edition canvas pieces. Christopher’s limited edition canvas artwork is hand made one at a time. Each piece involves hours of work and each piece will be slightly unique from any other because of the creative process. Each piece is assigned a serial number, comes signed by the artist, and is issued a Certificate of Authenticity.

 

About Christopher's materials and equipment:

I use KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Photo Paper, Metallic Finish, as my standard print media. It produces stunning metallic prints previously only available in a traditional darkroom. The metallic, high gloss finish duplicates the characteristics of similar pearlescent darkroom papers users have preferred for years. It has a larger color gamut and higher Dmax to ensure that color is reproduced more accurately, while producing deeper, richer blacks, an expanded dynamic range and additional detail in shadow areas. 

 

I offer MOAB Slickrock Metallic Silver 300 as an upgrade option on my larger Giclee prints. This expensive, high end material is the latest addition to the fine art assortment MOAB offers. It is an ultra-shiny, true metallic photo paper that features exceptional image reproduction. This fine art metallic photo paper adds lots of depth to the appearance of my work and features an exceptional reflective shine. This paper highlights my artwork by creating an almost three-dimensional look to fine art Giclees. I have been using Moab products for many years and they are the best money can buy. 

 

I use Hahnemuhle Daguerre Canvas for my canvas artwork. Hahnemühle Daguerre Canvas is a high end matt-coated, poly-cotton, fine art canvas with a fine, uniform surface texture. The bright white canvas is characterized by its high degree of whiteness. When combined with the premium matt coating, it produces clean, fresh colors, and fine details. Daguerre Canvas is acid- and lignin-free and meets the most exacting requirements in terms of age resistance.

Greeting Cards

I sell my greeting cards in customer created discounted sets of 15 for $39. You can also buy my cards as singles or in any number you wish, with no minimum. All cards are 5" x 7" folded and include an envelope. All cards are printed on heavy, high-end, 96lb. High Gloss, card stock. This premium cardstock I use is imported from America from Red River Paper. It is the best I have found in my career and the only cardstock I will use for my greeting card artwork. These cards can be displayed as finished artwork themselves. I have created a video to show you how to order my greeting cards: coming!

Order Fulfillment:  

Giclee Orders: Most will normally ship within 7 days of the order being received.  

Limited Edition Canvas Orders: Each LEC is created individually after receiving the order. As stated before, this art is created one at a time by hand and the process usually takes 5 to 7 days with possibly an additional few days of curing time mostly depending on the weather here in Scotland.  

Shipping Methods:

We ship internationally to all countries, except to some European countries, via International Royal Post, FedEx or other quality professional freight company. We have Free Shipping to the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom on orders totaling over $69 in merchandise which effectively gives free shipping on all artwork orders (prints and canvas issues). We have very reasonable rates for shipping to all other countries.

Returns, Exchanges, Refunds: 

We want to ensure you’re completely satisfied with your purchase. Our standard order processing system begins with an email confirmation of every order to the purchaser to verify all pertinent information about the order before beginning to process the order for shipment.  We MUST receive a response to our verification email before we will begin processing the order. We use this process primarily to protect our customer and to ensure the entire transaction goes accurately and smoothly . If for any reason you’re not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us at cgatelock@live.com and include your order number and a brief description of what’s going on. Purchasing anything based on an image on the Internet is always a tricky situation simply because of the limitations of being able to represent the image accurately beyond the abilities of the one posting the image. There are literally a plethora of reasons for this including even the computer screen you are looking at right now. Someone will contact you asap to see how we can help. More about our return policy can be found here: "Terms of Use". We try our utmost to treat everyone the way we would like to be treated. It is always better to ask questions before we purchase rather than try to fix a problem afterwards.

Payments:

We accept credit card and debit card payments through one of the most trusted processors in the international business community, Stripe. We do not accept PayPal simply because we have had so many issues with their unprofessional and erratic business practices that have caused too many issues with our customers and in turn, with us.

Discounts:

We offer various discounts at various times, but our base prices are some of the most competitive in the art market so discounts are limited. We will have these discounts advertised in a banner at the top of our webpages that will be easy to see. PLEASE, ONLY ONE DISCOUNT OR COUPON CAN BE USED PER PURCHASE.