FAQuestions

Frequently Asked Questions

If your question isn't answered on the right, feel free to call or send me an inquiry.

The Real Shop:

The Shop
Here is a view of the Lyme, NH shop where I work. This is a building
I built in 1997 and it is where the prints are made.

Frame RoomIf you come by the place to look at prints we go down to the Frame Room. This is where we do the framing and shpping and where the finished prints live.

 

-What if I order a print and am unhappy with it after I receive it?

If you are not satisfied send that print back! You pay shipping costs, I will give you full credit on a returned purchase or credit towards another print. .

-If I order a print in a frame and realize I would like it framed differently?

I will re-frame it for you. Return shipping is on you, but I will be patient, my goal is to help my prints to look their best and for you to be pleased.

-How are the prints labeled? I can see penciling at the bottom of the prints, what does it say?

Prints are signed and labeled by me (or some other saint who has neat penmanship) in pencil indicating:
number of particular print/edition size .  .  .  . title .  .  .  . printing date(month and year) .  .  .  .  signature (by me).

-I like these images.  Where can I see them for real?

Visit the Calendar to find a listing of events at which I plan to show my prints. Visit Galleries Selling My Prints for a list of venues exhibiting my prints. This includes the little gallery I run here in downtown Lyme, Matt Brown Fine Art (603-795-4855).  

-What does "second state, third state" mean?

A print marked "second state" is in a second state edition, a project in which I have made significant changes to the blocks and colors. This edition is obviously distinguishable from any previous editions(s). See below for examples of first and second state editions of  "Morning Glory Morning".

Morning Glory 1st
 
Morning Glory 2nd
"Morning Glory Morning", first state, edition 14
 
"Morning Glory Morning", second state, edition 100

-How long does it take to make a print?

Weeks, months, or years.  It can take years to finish a print project.  Do they look like they are a lot of work and hard to make?  They take a lot longer,and are a lot harder to make, than they look.

Matt Brown . . . . . . . 23 Washburn Hill Rd. Lyme, NH 03768 . . . . . . 603-795-4619. . . . . . ooloo@valley.net