Buyers Guide

 

Materials and Products

 

Original Oil on Canvas Paintings - Ryan uses professional grade oil paints and high-quality materials when creating his wildlife paintings. Original paintings include high quality framing for a great presentation, hardware installed for hanging, and custom crating for safe and secure shipment. The purchase price of the painting does not include copyright to the artwork unless compensation for this is agreed upon beforehand.

How does Ryan price his original works? Originals are priced by the size of the painting, with a minimum of $2,000. Ryan typically paints in canvas sizes from 20"x24" (around $3,400) to 30"x50" (around $10,500) and everywhere in between.

Giclée - The term "giclée" simply refers to the printing process used to create a fine art print. A canvas giclée is framed and displayed just like an original oil painting with no matting or glass. Our giclées are printed with high-quality archival inks on canvas using a high-resolution large format inkjet printer. Our premium inks produce images with smooth tones and rich colors, making these prints ideal for extraordinary presentations. We offer our giclées framed or unframed. Framed canvas giclées come with hanging hardware already installed and are ready to hang on the wall. Unframed canvas giclées come mounted on an archival quality board or stretched over stretcher bars, ready to be framed.

Artist's Proof edition prints - Often artists and galleries will offer several different editions of the same print. For example, they might offer an Artist's Proof edition of 200, a special collector's edition of 500, and then the main edition of 2,000, all of the exact same piece of artwork. The Artist's Proof is typically the smallest edition and refers to the first series of prints off the press. Ryan's Artist's Proof Editions can only be purchased here on this site. They come signed and numbered and are often produced in extremely limited editions which makes them more valuable. Most of Ryan's Artist's Proof editions are less than 100 prints.

Unlimited edition paper prints - Each of these prints are signed by Ryan Kirby and stamped with a seal of authenticity. This print will arrive unframed, carefully rolled in a custom shipping tube and does not include any of the hanging materials. We encourage paper print buyers to use a high-quality UV resistant conservation glass to resist fading.

Framing options for unlimited edition paper prints – We have a partnership with Chirpwood Framing Company to offer framing for our unlimited paper printed editions. Their commitment to quality and custom handmade frames pairs perfectly with the look of these prints. Since these frames are custom made you can expect 2-3 weeks for shipment. www.chirpwood.com.

I don't see a print I'm interested in. We are continually updating and expanding our selection of prints, so new pieces are available all the time. However, if you don't see a print you're interested in, please let us know via email at info@ryankirby.com and we'll do our best to help you find what you are looking for.

Does Ryan take on commissioned work? When a collector requests and pays the artist to paint a personal piece of art specifically for their wall, this is referred to as a commissioned painting. Ryan does take on some commissioned work, but only if wildlife is the main subject. He works with the buyer to get an idea of their wants and needs, pitches them on an idea and provides a digital mock-up for the buyer to approve before beginning the painting process. We ask for a 50% deposit and the remaining 50% upon completion. The purchase price of the painting does not include copyright to the artwork unless compensation for this is agreed upon beforehand. At this time Ryan is not taking on any commissioned work.

 

 

Shipping & Return Policy

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What is your return policy on prints? We try to go above and beyond to show our customers exactly what they'll receive when they open their package from Ryan Kirby Art. We want you to be extremely satisfied with the artwork. All purchases are final unless the piece is damaged in transit or defective. Damaged or defective prints can be exchanged within 30 days for a full replacement of the purchased print.

What is your return policy on apparel? We try to go above and beyond to produce great apparel for our customers. Apparel that you'll want to wear for years. We choose the highest quality materials and only display high quality photos to show you exactly what you'll be receiving when you purchase. All apparel purchases are final unless the piece is damaged in transit. We do not exchange clothing that is the wrong size or color, unless we made a mistake in preparing the order. Please choose size carefully and be aware that some items may run small. Damaged apparel can be exchanged within 30 days for a full replacement of the item purchased.

 

Donations

 

Does Ryan donate prints to Non-Profit Organizations? We do offer discounted prints for non-profit groups and love to help them out. If you have a non-profit and are looking to purchase a print for your benefit or auction, click here to submit a donation request form. Please be aware that we get hundreds of requests each year and we are limited to a certain number of donations each year. Donation request forms will be processed within 24-48 hours and, if approved, you will receive a coupon code via email that can be used to purchase discounted prints in our online store.

 

Licensing/Partnerships

 

Will Ryan let my company use one of his images? Ryan loves creating new partnerships and is always open to collaborate. If you have a product that you would like to put one of Ryan’s images on, we can work with you to create a Licensing Agreement. Royalties for each image depends solely on the product and will vary. If you are interested, please send all inquiries to info@ryankirby.com.

Will Ryan promote my company on social media? If Ryan supports in your company or product, he will be happy work together and promote one another. Reach out to us at info@ryankirbyart.com and let us know your ideas, and hopefully we can work together.

 

Commitment to Quality

 

What kind of materials the Ryan uses? Ryan believes that quality makes all the difference between a generic print you might hang on the wall and the fine art prints he creates that will last a lifetime. We go above and beyond to use only archival quality materials for all of our prints and packaging. You can rest assure that anything you purchase from Ryan Kirby Art will be created and handled with the utmost commitment to excellence.