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FAQ

 

Splendid Wild Art is my art business where I share and sell my nature-inspired visual art. I hope in the future to share art lessons and courses that help us to create a more meaningful life through nature-inspired art.

I believe that by making art that is inspired by and incorporates nature and our humanity, we can feel a sense of aliveness, meaning and connection to what matters most in our lives.

I thought long and hard about a name for my art business. I asked myself when do I feel most alive, most inspired and most at home? When I am in nature! Usually with my family at my side. Then I asked myself what feeling comes to mind when I am in nature, and the word “splendor” came to mind. And I believe we need wild spaces. We are drawn to them because we are them. We see ourselves in their chaos and in their beauty.

Yes, I am a professional artist and my ideas come from my mind and my heart. I am happy for anyone to borrow images of my work for educational purposes! But please give me credit. I want children, aspiring artists, and art lovers to know that I chose to make art an important part of my life and they can too! And I chose to make art about things that are meaningful to me, and they can too. If you post my work on any social media sites, also please give me credit. Using images of my work to make a profit is obviously not okay and is copyright infringement. It’s important that we maintain respect for artists, their work and their ideas. Thank you!

Not yet, but I would love to! If you’re interested in becoming a licensing partner, please contact me at val@splendidwildart.com

I take limited commissions because I am currently working on other series.

Currently, I am only selling prints because I’d like to exhibit my originals for a while. In the future I will sell the originals because, well, I like painting large, I live in a small house and I simply don’t have room for all my paintings!

I factor in the costs of production, shipping, taxes, and it was very important to me that a percentage go to a cause that inspires my work, the Sierra Club environmental organization. At the end I make a small profit to support my business and my family.

My site is powered by Shopify. In Shopify I use the app, Shop For Good by DailyKarma. I set up the Sierra Club as my charity of choice and after every purchase they deduct 10% to go to the Sierra Club. To learn more about DailyKarma https://www.dailykarma.com/about-us/

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I am a member of the Sierra Club environmental organization because I trust the work they do. The Sierra Club has been around for over 120 years and has 3.8 million members. Charity Navigator rates them 95.87 (out of 100). They work around the clock to combat climate change, work towards a more sustainable future, and they support and promote the Green New Deal. They work with other partner organizations, nonprofits, and campaigns to build a diverse, inclusive movement that includes taking on social justice issues.

Sierra Club understands that nature is good for all, but that not everyone has the same access to it. They offer an Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) program which provides people — especially youth — with opportunities and resources to explore the outdoors. Gotta love that! To find out more about the Sierra Club environmental organization https://www.sierraclub.org/

I’m always trying out different print-on-demand companies but right now I’m using Gooten for the 100% recycled aluminum prints. I use Art of Where for the wood prints, fine art prints, art journals, stationary, tapestries and tote bags. I use Prodigi for canvas prints. Gooten prints and manufactures their products in the USA and UK. Art of Where is based in Montreal, Canada and ships from Montreal and New York. Prodigi is based in the UK and manufactures and ships their products from the UK and USA.

Yes! These were important factors when I was choosing print-on-demand companies. Gooten and Prodigi have programs in place with their vendors to tackle environmental waste and sustainability concerns. Their vendors require that their paper and canvas frames come from responsibly forested land and all ink is water-based. They support internal recycling programs that reduce production waste. Metal Prints are made of 100% recycled aluminum. Art of Where manufactures and sources locally to reduce their carbon footprint, their paper waste is recycled in the city and excess clothing items or imperfect garments are donated to inner-city shelters. Also, their employees are paid fair wages. All of their wood is sourced from sustainable forests in Canada and Europe and bought in bulk to reduce transport. Packaging is made from recycled materials.

FSC Certification

I try to choose manufacturers that are FSC Certified or who source their pulp from sustainably managed forests. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. The FSC system allows businesses and consumers to identify, purchase and use wood, paper and other forest products made with materials from well-managed forests and/or recycled sources. https://www.fsc-uk.org/en-uk

OEKO-TEX Certification

All cotton sateen fabric is made in a factory with OEKO-TEX Certification for standardized and safe working conditions. https://www.oeko-tex.com/en/apply-here

BLUESIGN Certification

All finishing chemicals used in reactive print processes are BLUESIGN certified.

BLUESIGN represents the vision and mindset of responsible and sustainable manufacturing of textile consumer products. BLUESIGN is a system that provides safer and more sustainable environments for people to work in and everyone to live in. Powered by a holistic approach, BLUESIGN traces each textile’s path along the manufacturing process, making improvements at every stage from factory floor to finished product. BLUESIGN changes the environmental impact of textiles for good. https://www.bluesign.com/en

GOTS Certification

All finishing chemicals used in reactive print processes are GOTS certified.

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. https://www.global-standard.org/

The cost of shipping to certain countries was much more than the cost of the print, so we chose only to ship to countries with manageable shipping costs.  Here is a list of countries we DO ship to:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada (6 of 13 provinces), Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holy See (Vatican City State), Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States (51 of 62 states), China, Hong Kong, Israel, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Mexico, Czech Republic, Ireland, Singapore

We DO NOT ship to the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, or any of the US islands in the Caribbean or Pacific. 

Standard shipping in the USA will most likely take 7-10 business days, but can take up to 12 business days.

Standard International shipments may take up to 21 business days.

There are instances where an order may take upwards of a month to deliver. Not all tracking events may be represented in real-time, and this causes a shipment to appear stalled at a particular place/event. There are also other factors beyond our control that may extend the delivery window, including packages being handled by multiple carriers, when handed off to local carriers. Local customs department processing time. For these reasons, we are unable to guarantee a delivery date with certainty for international deliveries.

If you would like to cancel an order, you will need to contact me ASAP, at val@splendidwildart.com preferably within 2 hours of placing your order. If your order is “In production” or “Printing,” you cannot make any changes. Also, I cannot guarantee that I will receive and respond to your email and cancel the order within that two hour time frame but you are welcome to reach out to me and try.

If the tracking numbers shows that the package was picked up from the manufacturer, but the tracking information has not shown movement for seven business days, please let us know. Delivery issues should be reported within two months of purchase.

Lost international orders

International deliveries are shipped via DHL and are usually completed within 1-3 weeks. However, packages may take up to 21 business days to reach their final destination. International deliveries do not provide consistent tracking updates, and this may cause a shipment to appear stalled on the delivery route. Other factors that may extend the delivery window:

The package is handled by multiple carriers, including handoff off to local post offices Local customs department processing times vary depending on the country and declared value Carrier work stoppages, like strikes Inclement weather along the delivery route

Due to these variables, we cannot provide a guaranteed delivery date for international deliveries.

If your international order has not arrived at the delivery location by the 21st business day, please reach out to out to me at val@splendidwildart.com

If you enter an incorrect or incomplete address, the package will be returned to the manufacturer and may be reshipped at your cost. If you would like to place a new order to reduce the final delivery time, this is at your discretion. If you realize the mistake within two hours of placing your order, you can email me at val@splendidwildart.com and I can cancel your order within two hours but I cannot guarantee that I will receive and respond to your email within those two hours but you are more than welcome to try.

If there is a manufacturing mistake during printing or an item is damaged during shipping, we want to hear about it. Please reach out to me at val@splendidwildart.com with a photo of the damaged product, a description of the issue, and the order number and we’ll try to make it right! Please note that all complaints regarding product quality should be reported within two months of purchase.