F.A.Q.


+ Do you sell your artwork?

Fantasy / Sci-fi:

  • Do you sell your originals? (No) not at this time.

  • Do you sell Limited Edition Prints? (No)

  • Do you sell open ended prints? (Yes) SquareSpace

  • Do you sell merch, and stickers? -(Yes), I will be selling stickers, comics *in limited batches, and merch of these on my Square-Space Shop via my website during the Winter Holidays. -(Yes), my books also sell online via Amazon, iBooks, and via my SquareSpace shop via my website. (check individual links for availablity).

  • Are you open for licensing? (Yes)

  • Do you take commercial commissions? (Yes)

  • Are you open for private commissions? (No)

Botanical:

  • Do you sell your originals? (Yes) SQUARE SPACE

  • Do you sell Limited Edition Prints? (No)

  • Do you sell open ended prints? (Yes) SQUARE SPACE

  • Do you sell merch, and stickers? (Yes) SQUARE SPACE

  • Are you open for licensing? (Yes)

  • Do you take commercial commissions? (Yes)

  • Are you open for private commissions? (Yes)

Mineral:

  • Do you sell your originals? (Yes) SQUARE SPACE

  • Do you sell Limited Edition Prints? (No)

  • Do you sell open ended prints? (Yes) SQUARE SPACE

  • Do you sell merch, and stickers? (Yes) SQUARE SPACE

  • Are you open for licensing? (Yes)

  • Do you take commercial commissions? (Yes)

  • Are you open for private commissions? (No)

Marine/Limnology:

  • Do you sell your originals? (YES) SquareSpace

  • Do you sell Limited Edition Prints? (No)

  • Do you sell open ended prints? (YES) via ETSY

  • Do you sell merch, and stickers? (YES) via ETSY

  • Are you open for licensing? (Yes)

  • Do you take commercial commissions? (Yes)

  • Are you open for private commissions? (Yes)

ANIMALIA Wildlife:

  • Do you sell your originals? (Yes) SQUARE SPACE

  • Do you sell Limited Edition Prints? (No)

  • Do you sell open ended prints? (Yes) via SQUARE SPACE

  • Do you sell merch, and stickers? (Yes) via SQUARE SPACE

  • Are you open for licensing? (Yes)

  • Do you take commercial commissions? (Yes)

  • Are you open for private commissions? (Yes)

Scientific Illustration:

These are not really for art but more for a scientific purpose and by commerical commission only.

  • Do you sell your originals? x
  • Do you sell Limited Edition Prints? x
  • Do you sell open ended prints? x
  • Do you sell merch, and stickers? x
  • Are you open for licensing? x

These questions don't apply to these; However, if you have seen a design that you would like then yes I am open to making prints and selling the original if it is applicable as each illustration may have unique curcumstances.--- Contact me if interested.

  • Do you take commercial commissions? (Yes) = Scientific texts, journals, museum banners, etc... See Services to contact for a quote. (Yes) = I teach this in workshops - see Services to contact for quote.

  • Are you open for private commissions? (No) = I don't tudor in private sessions - I teach workshops at a location to a large group. I may offer lessons online in the future via my own online school that I may open in the near future however no specific times are available as to when this will occur.

+ What type of artwork do you create?

ONE - Fantasy /Sci-fi,

  • In my Fantasy/Sci-fi art I stick to my "two themes" - my creation of alien flowers which are a.k.a "extra terrestrial flora" and my mermaids. This art is intended for the gallery scene, for collectors, and I also sell my comics, which is a different market and scene. Some of these are categorically considered fine-art, while many other works here fall under illustration.

TWO - Natural Science Illustration (Marine/Limnology/Botanical/Mineral+Light)

  • In my natural science I stick to illustrating the "4 nature themes" that I love (rocks, fish, flowers, and light).
  • Within this group, is my botanical art which is actually a fine art, however it is also used in science, and commercial illustration.

THREE - Wildlife "ANIMALIA" Contemporary Fine Art

  • These are contemporary fine art paintings

, and FOUR - Botanical Scientific Illustration

  • My scientific illustration "in ink" is for teaching, and for freelance commercial work.

+ What is your process for Private Commissions?

I will mention breifly more-or-less the basic gist of the process:

  • Step 1. I get an email or a phone call form the potential client. a - if they want a free quote - I email them one after the phone call is complete. b they look it over and when they call me back this happens:

  • Step 2. After we chat and disscuss their artistic needs, and budget frame I send over a small and very clear contract addressing things like copyright, art usage, the fees, due date, and the specs/description of the work to be made.

  • Step 3. The client signs and pays a 50% non-refundable deposit via my SquareSpace shop, emails over the reference photos if applicable.

  • Step 4. I provide up to (3) free edits during the pencil sketch phase, and the sketch gets approved by client in writing. If They still want more edits (which rarely occurs) I charge $25 per edit therafter and this is then paid firstly - via my online SquareSpace Shop.

  • Step 5. The artwork is finalized, and approved by the client in writing and sent in a clear thumbnail and a large watermarked version.

  • Step 6. Client pays the final 50% of the total fee via my SquareSpace online shop.

  • Step 7. I electronically send the client the finalized un-watermarked version of the artwork.

+ What is your process for Commercial Commissions?

They are each unique and different.

+ What are your prices?

Botanical Workshops - I offer 2 type of workshops and have a seperate price for each, please visit my "SERVICES" page and fill out the form to request a free quote. *I will be teaching these via my online school, right here on my website in the future however the exact date for this is not yet available at this time. I only teach these workshops locally for the time being.

Private Commissions - I offer different prices based on the size and medium and genre of the artwork, and adjust the price annually for appreciation values. Please click on my SERVICE page and fill out the form for a free quote.

Originals - I offer different prices based on the size and medium and genre of the artwork, and adjust the price annually for appreciation values. Please click on my CONTACT page and fill out the form letting me know which art piece your are interested in purchasing. They come with a certificate of authenticity.

Editorial + Misc. Commerical + Packaging Design - Illustration Commissions - Beacuse of the uniqueness of each, please contact me for further details.

Art Store Products are not listed here. please see individual shops.

Licensing - Beacuse of the uniqueness of each, please contact me via my SERVICES page and fill out the form for further details. I offer a broad range of licenses based on individual needs and applications.

+ What dimentions do you work in?

  • I use USA inches.
  • My originals vary in sizes.
  • My prints are currently offered in only 2 sizes (8.5x11), and (11x17).
  • Giclee prints are not offered at this time.

+ What mediums do you work in?

This is the most up-to-date list. I've worked with many media in the past but have found my favorite for each concentration.

  • Botanical Scientific Illustration = Ink

  • Botanical Art = Watercolor

  • Marine + Limnology Wildlife Illustration = Colored Pencil

  • Mineral & Light Illustration =

  • Fantasy Sci-Fi (Alien Flowers)= Acrylics -or- Oils

  • Fantasy Sci-Fi (Mermaids) =

  • Fantasy Sci-Fi Comics = Tablet and Software = digital

  • Contemporary Wildlife Art "ANIMALIA = Acrylics

+ Info About My Past Works In Archive

MY PAST MEDIUMS & WORKS In my art-past I produced many works as a cartoonist illustrator, see *my art e-book Bouquets In Fantasia; I also created several comics. This very large body of work remains off-line and is part of my private collection as I changed my artistic focus. I have created works as a (street artist, stencil graffitti & writer, madonnari chalk-art street painter, and as a fiber artist where documented installations and my several lines of completely hand-made dolls were also created. I created most of these works and registered them under my artist pseudonym / street artist name: "La Maison Juju".

+ Info About Prints/Originals

SQUARE SPACE SHOP

  • (Originals) : I only use the highest quality professional fine artist grade materials, surfaces, and supplies that are all acid free, archival, and have the highest ratings of lightfastness. They come with a certificate of authenticity and a special mark and number. I will have more information on this and the frames, brass plates, and many other details in my seasonal online shop.

  • (Open Edition Prints) : These are printed in-studio by me personally and I use only Canon, and Canon-LUCIA archival inks, and Moab fine art paper. I will have more information on this , and many other details in my seasonal online shop.

  • I will be selling holographic prints of my Fantasy Sci-fi artwork around the holiday season and merch as well. I get these printed by a service but ship them out myself.

ETSY SHOP

  • I sell prints of my "Marine/Limnology" Illustration collections via my ETSY shop.
  • (Open Edition Prints) : These are printed in-studio by me personally and I use only Canon, and Canon-LUCIA archival inks, and Moab fine art paper.