Delia Reiss Collection


Welcome to the Delia Reiss Collection Frequently Asked Questions page.

Purchasing original artwork is a wonderful thing to do. Reproductions are easy to come by and many people are fine with just that. Yet there is truly something special about collecting original art. This may be the first time you are considering to purchase artwork and there are bound to be some questions you may have. Below are questions people have often asked me in previous art exhibits and shows.

What type of paper do you use?

Fine French archival rag paper. (Rives BFK).

What type of canvas do you use?

100% natural cotton duck with either 3/4 inch or 1.5 inch heavy duty frames. Each canvas has an archival quality acrylic titanium gesso priming underneath the actual painting.

Will you send me the same painting that I purchase or will you make a similar one?

When you order an original painting, you will receive the same one. Keep in mind that color tones may vary slightly from the electronic version viewd on your computer, tablet or mobile device. If you order an etching or collograph, you will either receive the same one shown on the website or I will make one similar for you.

What is an Artist Proof (A/P)?

An artist proof is a small percentage of the print edition. Typically no more than 10% of the edition. I usually do about 5 artist proofs before starting the edition. Sometimes I only do artist proofs instead of a full edition. Each work is numbered directly below the left side of the image. If it is an artist proof I write a/p and the number of the proof over the total proofs using roman numerals.

Why do they say "unique"?

The reason I write unique above the number is because each piece in the edition is different from the other. Even though the design is a "print", each one is hand inked and painted in a different way. In this respect they are all really original works of art. and therefore the term "original etching or collograph" is used.

What happens if I receive an artwork and I want to return it? Are returns allowed?

While it is unusual that this happens, it is understandable that on occasion a collector may want to return an artwork. Therefore returns are acceptable within 5 days of receipt. The shipment costs however are not covered. When returning an artwork you will need to re-package it carefully.

Do you do commission work?

Yes! Please inquire.

I hope that your questions have been answered on this page. If not, please feel free to contact me. Thank you and happy art collecting!

Delia Reiss