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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q - What is a Giclee?
A - The term"giclee print" connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto watercolor or fine art paper. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction. Our giclee's are hand signed & numbered, the edges are hand torn and float mounted on archival mats in museum quality frames.

Q - How come when I search for "cat" it results 15 pages?
A - In order to insure that what you are searching for is found, the search is set to look into every field including keywords, titles, products, manufactures, etc... Since the word "cat" is in the word "suncatcher" it pulls all the suncatchers as well as the images with cat's in them. To limit the search may not result in the product you are looking for. Our suggestion when searching for a specific animal is to pluralize your entry or try other terms, for example "cats" or "feline". Another note when trying to locate a specific Christmas print include the year to narrow your results, "Christmas 2004".

Q - Why have you put watermarks (BERGSMA) across each one of your web images?
A - Unfortunately we've had a lot of bootlegged items show up from the Orient and have to protect the images by copyrighting them. When you purchase a print you will not see the (BERGSMA) watermark on the actual product. If you would like you can always purchase a small $4 print to check colors and see if you really like it, then a $4 credit will be applied to the order of a larger print. Please specify this request upon placing your order.

Q - Why do you put red strings around the animals in your Dreamkeepers prints? E.S. Seattle, WA
A - Native Americans have a tradition to invoke protection and healing by using red cloth and red ties. I adopted their practice and placed these fine red strings as bows on many animals in my original children's illustrations. Putting a red ribbon on frogs was my favorite. I've always collected them and with their numbers threatened I wanted a wish for there protection.

Q- Why do you use symbols in your art? L.A. Chico, CA
A - I have always loved aboriginal art. I first encountered Native symbols in my hometown because of the Lummi Indian tribe in our county. Their totem poles and designs found there way into my early contemporary work. As I traveled to museums around the world our ancestor's sacred icons continually fascinated me. I have incorporated them into many of my original designs.