AmyLynBihrle

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Announcement    Original Paintings, Custom Paintings, Prints & Original ACEO's of horses, cats, rabbits and wildlife direct from New York Artist AmyLyn Bihrle. Many styles and subjects to choose from! Commissions are accepted and I also offer licensing, logo design and custom work~

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Last updated on Dec 15, 2019

Original Paintings, Custom Paintings, Prints & Original ACEO's of horses, cats, rabbits and wildlife direct from New York Artist AmyLyn Bihrle. Many styles and subjects to choose from! Commissions are accepted and I also offer licensing, logo design and custom work~

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About AmyLynBihrle

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On Etsy since 2009

Wishes do come true....

I am a full time Fine Artist & Illustrator living a country life in New York. I've had a passion for horses and art since childhood and it is no surprise that the two have become one. My equine paintings are self-taught and are now found world wide. My inspiration comes from the unbridled beauty of horses especially when they are running free. One of my fondest memories growing up was sitting on the back of my horse and leaning back to look up at the stars. Never did I not see at least one falling star. Always loved those dream catching evenings making countless wishes on those falling stars.

Follow your dreams and let your imagination run wild and free~

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  • AmyLyn Bihrle

    Owner, Artist

    New York Equine Artist & Illustrator. Prints, originals, logo design, licensing and commossions accepted.

Production partners

  • Kelly Smith

    Raleigh, NC

    Commercial printing company that prints my Canvas prints and over sized paper prints.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 10, 2019
Welcome to DreamCatching Studio - The Art of AmyLyn Bihrle
Let your imagination run wild & free!

PROTECTING ARTWORK FROM ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT

by Laura Stirton Aust, ARTcare

Light is an unavoidable hazard to art materials, especially paper. Light causes weakening and discoloration of paper fibers. It also causes many dyes and pigments to fade or change in color. The damage from light is not reversible. Faded pigments can not be put back and light burn will unevenly stain paper. Therefore decreasing exposure to all light, especially ultraviolet (UV) is a significant concern in protecting artwork. UV is the highest energy and most damaging light and mostly invisible to the human eye. Eliminating UV from light has very little visual effect on artwork. Most museums filter UV from light sources and reduce light exposure by limiting the number of hours art is illuminated. There are also guidelines for museums intended to minimize damage from light. For example, works of art on paper should be stored in darkness with exhibition not to exceed six weeks every two years. These rules obviously are not practical for individuals. But, reducing UV is manageable for anyone who is willing to take the effort necessary to protect art from the hazards of light.


FILMS AND WINDOW COVERINGS

The primary source of ultraviolet radiation is sunlight. Window films and some coverings provide UV filtering without blocking substantial visible light. UV filtering of sunlight will help to safeguard prints, furnishings and textiles while also reducing the heat entering a window.


Clear and tinted window films are maintenance-free and often carry a ten year warranty. Most films have a metallic coating that reflects 50% of solar heat and 98% of ultraviolet radiation. The coating slows heat loss in winter by 15% because it increases the window’s insulation. There are many brands available. Two distributors I have worked with are Solis International (800.220-2525) and Solar Master Corporation (800.257-0448). The internet and Yellow Pages list many others.



Although most films are not detectable, a few have a reflective appearance. Some condominium and apartment regulations disallow those films which from the exterior may give windows a different appearance from those windows without film. If film is not an option, then window coverings, i.e. shades or curtains are an alternative. The disadvantage compared to applied window films is that they reduce UV only while closed and they should be closed even on cloudy days. It is also worth noting that even indirect sunlight contains UV. In fact, north light contains more UV radiation per foot candle (a measurement of brightness) than south light. There are however materials which filter UV without blocking the view. Sol-R-Veil makes a translucent fabric roller shade that blocks 98% of UV and is used by many museums and corporations. Solar Screen mylar roller shades and sheets (a thicker version of the applied films) are also available.


PROTECTING ARTWORK IN THE FRAME

Glazing is the protective covering used in framing artwork. The two most common glazing materials are glass and plastic. Glass is rigid and not easily scratched. It has no static electric charge. But it is heavy and breakable. Tru Vue Conservation Glass and Denglas are both satisfactory UV filters used for glazing. “Non-glare” or “anti-reflective” glass has an etched surface which scatters light to prevent reflections but does not filter UV.


Plastic is light weight and less breakable than glass. But, it is easily scratched and not as rigid as glass. Plastic also carries a static electric charge which encourages the lifting of loose media found on pencil drawings, mezzotints, and pastels. There are a number of glazing products which filter UV. Acrylite, Lexan, Lucite, Perspex, Picture Saver, and Plexiglas all make plastic glazing with UV filtering properties. Your framer is likely to stock several brands. Most of these products are colorless and will filter UV for the life of the plastic. As the plastic ages it may take on a gray or yellow cast. It is still filtering UV but you may want to replace it if the appearance of your art is affected by this coloration.


FLUORESCENT BULB SLEEVES

Fluorescent light contains less UV than sunlight though the UV output is still significant. Because fluorescent fixtures produce little heat and use very little electricity they often remain illuminated for many hours. Since light damage is cumulative it takes only a few weeks for fluorescent light to damage art. But, if fluorescent light is filtered there is much less danger. Talas (212.219-0770) is one of many distributors of mylar sleeves that cover fluorescent bulbs and control UV emanation without reducing visible light. A sleeve will also prevent shattering of the bulb. These sleeves will filter UV for the life of the product. But, like most plastic as it ages it becomes brittle. So, if the sleeve cracks or chips it should be replaced. If the light seems gray or yellow you may also want to replace the sleeve.


Sometimes I am asked if it is necessary to use all these methods to filter UV. Having seen paper burned by the sun in only a few days I can not over emphasize the dangers of UV. A newspaper left on a window sill for a week provides a graphic example of the damaging effects of sunlight. I believe in using multiple defenses. Window film is the most difficult and expensive undertaking. But, films are the best first step in a preservation strategy and they have benefits beyond protecting artwork. The next most protective approach is UV filtering glazing. An added benefit is that every piece framed with UV filtering glazing is protected no matter where it hangs. Finally, sleeves for fluorescent bulbs are so simple to install and inexpensive it is hard to understand why someone would not employ this cautionary step. Don't wait for light to damage your artwork. Avoid illuminating pieces whenever possible and do all that you can to reduce UV from the sources that light your artworks.

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I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
No returns, exchanges, cancellations or refunds unless damaged during transit or error by me. Be sure to read through description and store polices before making any purchases.

- If a return is accepted due to damage or error shipping charges are non-refundable. Return Shipping charges are buyers responsibility.

-No refunds if buyer provided wrong shipping address or insecure address. Always verify your shipping address. Also be sure correct email is provided.

-No refunds if customer does not make proper arrangements for re-delivery or does not pick up package being held at any shipping facility or customs.

-In some cases paper prints can just be replaced if a photo of damaged print is sent to me.

-If your package does not arrive by a certain date (someone's Birthday or Christmas gift for example) returns or refunds are still not accepted. If you paid for a guaranteed shipping service a claim with shipper will be filed if not delivered on guaranteed date.

-Returns for a refund due to a refusal to pay International Duties & taxes are NOT accepted. Buyers are responsible to read descriptions, Shipping & Polices. Buyer is responsible for International duties & taxes. No Exceptions.

NOTE: If an authorized return is granted it will not be refunded until item is returned. Shipping returns is buyers responsibility. Be sure there is tracking to confirm returned shipment and delivery. Insurance on return is optional on the return and your choice. This covers both buyer and seller.
Payment
All major credit cards and Paypal accepted.
Shipping
Contact me for lost or items damaged during transit. If insured an insurance claim can be filed. If shipped by UPS - A claim must be filed. Depending on what was lost or damaged will determine what action will take place. Please keep all packaging material and take photos of damage.

NOTE: US & International Shipping - Additional Shipping charges may apply for larger sized items, over 11x14 inches for example, especially orders outside the US. You may contact me prior to your purchase to confirm costs to ship or I will contact you after with an invoice if there are additional fees.

Customers will assume financial responsibility in case of buyer error, for example incorrect address or un-deliverable due to insecure address. Customer is responsible to contact and or visit local post office/customs to claim their package. If package is returned to me customer is fully responsible for any associated costs for reshipping. A valid address is required and no refunds will be given in these cases. Please double check provided information before placing your final order. I am not responsible for replacing orders shipped to an incorrect address a buyer has provided.

All items are shipped via USPS with tracking and delivery confirmation.
If an item is returned to me I can reship at buyers expense. Refusals are not refunded.

Shipments to all other destinations outside of the US are priced individually. So if your country is not listed please contact me and I will be happy to provide you with a quote.

INTERNATIONAL shipments may be subject to customs brokerage fees, import duties, and taxes after the shipment reaches the destination country. These charges are buyers responsibility. Customs policies vary among countries. Please contact your local customs office for information before you purchase.

NOTE: I cannot be held responsible for items being held up/delayed in customs for international shipments. Customer needs to contact and deal with customs directly.

-If your item is time sensitive you can upgrade to registered, priority or express shipping with insurance. Please contact me and I will be happy to update your shipping method/fees accordingly if needed and available. This still does not guarantee delivery by a certain date when it leaves my hands.

- Be aware of the risk for shipping delays beyond my control. Items held in Customs, shipping delays once it has left my hands and natural disasters do not warrant refunds or cancellations.

Shipping time varies greatly with international shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Any purchase will confirm that you have read and agree to the Terms and Policies of this Etsy Store and are aware that it is a binding sale.

Please be sure to read about how to care for your art.

All images © AmyLyn Bihrle www.amylyn-bihrle.com
All rights reserved. This image or any portion thereof
may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever.


Thank you! ~ AmyLyn Bihrle