What medium do you use to create your artworks?
I primarily use coloured pencils on Arches watercolour paper.
How large are your pieces and how long do they take to create?
My drawings range in size from 3" x 3" to 12" x 17". They can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks depending on the size and level of detail.
What are your inspirations?
My biggest source of inspiration is the natural world (plants, flowers, animals, decay, symbiosis, evolution...) but I'm inspired by practically anything. A music lyric, mythology, puzzles, maps, hair, poetry, architecture, a book about how to tie knots, shipwrecks, an antique brooch, science fiction...ANYTHING!
Can I get a tattoo of one of your artworks?
Please contact me if you wish to have one of my works tattooed.
For information re tattoo design copyright please visit the Australian Copyright Council website.
Can I use your artwork on my website/social media account?
Not without my consent. Stealing is bad.
Any you planning on restocking a sold out limited edition print?
Unfortunately once a limited edition print has sold out I won't be restocking it.
What is a giclée print?
A giclée print is a high quality reproduction of an original artwork using long life pigment inks on acid-free paper. They have a high archival permanence that retains their image quality for decades.
My prints are printed onto Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper, 100% cotton, acid-free, 308gsm.
Do you have any tips for preserving my print?
Try to handle your print as little as possible.
Don't laminate! Laminating a print is a very damaging process for the paper.
Have your print framed by a professional framer. I advise you not to use a store-bought frame as these often don't use high quality UV protective glass and will not be sealed correctly.
The foam core backing for your print should be acid free, as should its mat border. (The mat should be 100% cotton rag. Your mat border should be thick enough to keep the giclée from touching the glass (this places a layer of air between the print and the protective glass). Use only archive grade tapes and glues for mounting & framing.
Avoid subjecting your framed giclée to UV light, extreme temperature fluctuations or excess humidity.
How are your prints packaged and posted?
Limited edition giclée prints are packaged flat in plastic sleeves with thick MDF board for protection and posted in thick, bubble wrap padded envelopes.
All cards and prints are posted through Australia Post and original artworks are sent via courier service. International orders are posted either by Economy Airmail or Standard Airmail with tracking. Postage prices are calculated by weight and please note that any custom charges are the responsibility of the customer.
Can I return an item for a refund or exchange?
Unfortunately I do not accept cancellations or exchanges if you change your mind so please choose carefully.
Courtney Brims Online Shop only accepts items for return that are faulty or damaged on arrival. Returned items may only be exchanged for the same product. Claims for a return must be made within 7 days of receiving item at point of delivery. The items must be returned within 30 days from point of delivery in the same condition they arrived in. A confirmation email will be sent to you once the returned item has arrived. If an item you purchased is sold out of stock we will refund your order for the amount of the items that are out of stock.