All work available on this site is original, hand-made work:
- If you are interested in purchasing a digital re-print, please contact us.
Shipping & Returns:
- Work ships as soon as your payment is processed. Work is shipped via UPS, insured.
- All returns must be received within 2 months (60 days) of initial sale. Full refund is issued on return of work in fine condition, packed as it was sent. A refund does not include return shipping, or initial shipping costs.
- All returns must be initialized within 2 weeks of receipt of work. (Contact us indicating you wish to initialize a return, we will forward shipping information)
- Return shipping costs are provided by FitzgeraldArt.
- Prices are quoted including frames. If you wish to purchase the work unframed, please contact us and the price will be adjusted.
- Panels do not require framing – works on paper do.
- Your new work of art will be shipped with a bill of sale document. Similar to a car title, this document should always be kept with the work – if you sell the piece to someone else, add information to the document and pass it along with the work. This document establishes the provenance of the work and will be key should you ever have your collection appraised.
Care of work:
- Work on panel is sealed. To prevent scratching, do not attempt to clean or dust the surface.
- Framed work is sealed to prevent moisture reaching the surface of the work.
- Display in bright sunlight is discouraged.
- If you wish to purchase a gift card in a custom increment, please contact us via email and we will create one.
- Gift cards are shipped via US postal service when payment has been processed.
- Shout if you need assistance: 646.369.7184
Technical information about the work:
- Monotype refers to a printmaking process. Unique, (singular) images are produced by applying ink (or paint) to a bare plate and running it through an etching press.
- Gilding is a process of adding precious metal to a surface. It has a long tradition: gold (or copper, aluminum, etc.) is beaten until it is thinner than a human hair. A surface is carefully prepped and the leaf is adhered using particular kinds of size (e.g., glue). The use of gilding in this work re-connects with how it was used in cultures from long ago: its presence indicated something was sacred. Gilding used for this purpose is found in almost all ancient cultures: Egyptian, Chinese, Japanese, Hindu, Judeo/Christian, and Islamic.
- Watercolors are traditionally done on raw paper. Not so with the work on this site. The paper is prepared before marks are made on the page.
- Oil paint is a traditional medium – many artists use it at the consistency of tooth paste. Thinned oil paint is fluid; when layered, it produces a powerful luminosity that does not always translate well in digital imagery.
- Tondo refers to a round panel. The word comes to us from the Renaissance. Fitzgerald has worked exclusively on tondo forms since 1988.
- Copyright: all of the work on this site is copyrighted. When you buy a piece, you are not also purchasing the copyright. The copyrights remain with FitzgeraldArt. If you also wish to purchase licensing rights, please contact us.