Caring For Your Art
All my artworks are done on well tanned cow leather. I feel that it is important to note that the cows are slaughtered for their meat and not for their hides. I glue the skins onto hardboard to prevent the artwork from cracking. I seal the finished product with varnish to protect it from the elements so that it can be wiped off with a damp cloth. To prevent the varnish from drying out and forming cracks it is advisable to wipe it with a clear wood polish every six months.
When leather is exposed to light, it ages and becomes evenly darker to some extent. I therefore advise all my customers to not expose the artwork to long periods of direct sunlight. This ageing is a natural process that does not affect the quality or value of the work. In fact, for me, the work becomes warmer and richer over time.
Leather is a natural product and might have scratches, tick-marks and small scars. It is impossible to find a perfect piece of leather. I feel the small blemishes add character to the piece.