Frequently asked Questions Ken Orton Gallery
What is Art?
“Art simply means that the object is manmade. With all manmade objects some are purely mechanical, whilst some are aesthetically pleasing, many are both. What is aesthetically pleasing to one person may not be to another. The human visual aesthetics is driven by the information our brains receive, and the eye is the major gleaner of this information. The perceptive eye is duty bound to respond creatively to the light rays that impinge upon our retina's either by the admiration or creation of the quality artifact. Those with a profound meaningful understanding of the visual world are those most likely to immerse themselves in art and becomes its patrons and practitioners.” ..........Ken Orton
What is Photorealism?
Photorealism is a genre of art that encompasses painting, drawing and other graphic media, in which an artist studies a photograph and then attempts to reproduce the image as realistically as possible in another medium. Although the term can be used broadly to describe artworks in many different media, it is also used to refer specifically to a group of paintings and painters of the American art movement that began in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.
What is an original Ken Orton painting?
A painting produced by the hand of Ken Orton on canvas of which there is only one produced.
What is an Archival Reproduction?
As Ken Orton finishes each painting it is given to the art technicians of the Ken Orton Workhouse, Venice Florida where it is photographed in Super Resolution, (12,000 pixels by 8,000 pixels). This resolution is profound enough to reveal imperfections in the canvas weave, like a single cotton seed. Consequently, it can reveal the minutia of every single brush stroke. The subsequent image is then meticulously compared to the original. It's color and tonal dynamics are very carefully adjusted to make a copy that is indistinguishable from the original. To enhance its verisimilitude each print is hand retouched to create impasto which subsequently increases the tonal range of the print. In the varnishing stage, as the varnish dries it is further treated with brush strokes to echo the underlying print. The quality of all the products used in the production of these prints, (canvas, inks, paints and varnish), ensures their longevity. They will endure with the same eminence as an oil painting and will retain their vibrancy beyond a lifetime. The resulting product is a state of the art print that is frankly beyond accepted museum quality. Consequently, we grant and ensure its classification as an "Archival" print. A Ken Orton archival print is guaranteed by signature, edition number and certificate of authenticity.
What is a Ken Orton Unlimited Edition Poster Print?
Though considerably less expensive than a limited edition Archival print, a Ken Orton poster print is only produced by the Ken Orton Workhouse, Venice Florida. We do NOT outsource the printing of Ken Orton Posters, as to retain the quality and standards of our prints. The prints are unnumbered, the signature only appears in printed form, and each poster will carry Ken Orton's name, the title of the original painting, and the copywrite and trademark motif, "Ken Orton the painter of the 11th Dimension™". The Ken Orton poster collection is an affordable opportunity for one and all to procure and appreciate Ken Orton's work.
Where are Ken Orton Prints Produced and by Whom?
The Ken Orton Gallery is the home of Ken Orton Workhouse. Only the Ken Orton Gallery and Workhouse produce original paintings, archival reproductions, poster prints, and digital copy. Ken Orton Gallery is rooted in the belief that only Ken Orton himself, his highly trained art technicians, digital copy team, and organization are capable of providing Ken Orton prints at museum quality standards. Ken Orton Gallery and Workhouse does NOT outsource our print work to any third party vendors. When you make the decision to become a patron of Ken Orton, you have the confidence that all work is guaranteed by Ken Orton, the Ken Orton Gallery and Workhouse. Whether an original painting, archival reproduction, poster print, or digital download it is a Ken Orton work produced directly by our organization.
Ken Orton Gallery and Workhouse Corporate Offices
116 Corporate Way
Venice, FL 34285
What Warranties do you offer following Purchase?
The Ken Orton Gallery fully warranties and guarantees the quality of the work for life from defects due to manufacturing by Ken Orton Galleries. We do not warranty Ken Orton works against damage due to time, weathering, elements and accidental damage. We will however provide repair services at a cost to be determined at time of submission for said damage. When you receive a Ken Orton Gallery print we self insure shipping and delivery. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the quality of the print delivered, or it is damaged during shipping, it may be returned within 14 days for a full refund. We stand behind what we deliver, we take pride in our art, and your satisfaction in Ken Orton Gallery will always be our number one priority. In such there is a no questions asked return policy within 14 days of delivery!
How much is shipping of my Ken Orton Art?
We try to make this easy and affordable for all our Ken Orton Gallery patrons! The following includes packaging, insurance, and Federal Express delivery of your art product to your home or business. All Ken Orton art from Ken Orton Gallery is insured fully against damage during delivery by Ken Orton Gallery!
Fed Ex, packaging, and insurance rates as follows:
Original Paintings of any size - $150.00
Limited Edition Ken Orton Archival Prints on Canvas, any size - $150.00
Limited Edition Ken Orton Archival Prints on Paper - $75.00
Ken Orton Poster Prints - $25.00
If you have any additional questions for the Ken Orton Gallery and Workhouse please contact us!