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A Giclee Print Featuring a Lone Giraffe

A Limited Edition of 395 Copies

Made in Our Own Studios and Available in Three Sizes

Reproduced on Somerset Enhanced Velvet Fine Art Paper


Giraffe Art:  Alan

(The Evolution of Aberdeenshire's Micro-Giraffes)

An email from an overseas visitor recently posed a question as to why giraffes could no longer be seen roaming the Aberdeenshire countryside.

The question initially took me by surprise. However, after contemplating the subject for some considerable time, I suddenly realised that I, too, was unable to recall the last time I'd seen a giraffe roaming the hills or chasing sheep. So, keen to solve this conundrum, I gave the Inverurie Institute of Giraffic Studies a call.

My inquiry revealed some very interesting facts. One major revelation was that, contrary to the widely held belief that numbers of wild Aberdeenshire giraffe were in decline, the reverse is true: the population (excluding those kept as pets) is actually increasing dramatically.

The reason for the remarkable increase in numbers is not yet fully understood, although one theory posed by professor Knowitallski of the institute is that the evolution of the local giraffe population has accelerated rapidly, allowing them to adjust quickly to snow and slush and therefore adapt to their sub-arctic habitat with relative ease. This rapid evolutionary change has now lead to the Aberdeenshire species being classed as a completely new sub-species: the Northern Micro-Giraffe, or giraffius notatalltallious.

One of the major differences between Aberdeenshire's micro-giraffe and the species found throughout Africa is in height. The tallest micro-giraffe rarely exceeds a height of eight inches (20 cms). This adaptation not only makes them less visible to prey species (they are now much more able to hide on the heather-clad slopes of Bennachie than their eighteen foot cousins were), it also means, as trophies, they are much less sought after by big-game hunters.

Research also indicates that the micro-giraffe has now attained the optimum height for browsing the highest and therefore most succulent heather buds; a food source often inaccessible to any smaller animals.

 

 

All of Angela's prints are now sent fitted in a FREE Double Mount and, better still, all of our mounts are made from Conservation Grade board.

Alas, this offer only applies to UK Postal Addresses.


Please Note: your delivery must be signed for, so please make sure there is normally someone at home or arrange for an alternate delivery address.


When you order a print from us the first thing we have to do is make it. But, as we do all of our own printing here in our own workshops, that's not a problem, as the person who receives your order is the same person who makes your print: me!

After your print has been produced, it has to dry. Once dry, I have to get the Artist to sign it. So this means a long walk all the way to the other end of the building, where I try to coax her (the artist) all the way back to my end of the building. Oh yes, I know it SOUNDS easy!


Anyway, after all that's done I then pack your print, beautifully, and book a collection with the courier company who will deliver it. Time-wise, this can now be two-to-three days after your initial order was placed (depending on the time of day you placed your order).


After your package has been collected from us the normal delivery service will take between three-to-five working days. So, as you can see, we don't even try to compete on speed of delivery - that's not what we're about. Something else best mentioned here is that your order is still subject to the standard credit clearance checks imposed by our on-line bank


Because each print is made to order, our website doesn't offer a Next Day Delivery service. We can deliver to you more quickly than stated above, but you'll need to call us to arrange this and, I'm sure you won't be surprised to hear, it will cost you more. So if you need a quote for a faster delivery service please call us on: 01464 821 351 and we'll be happy to arrange this.


The majority of our UK Mainland orders are delivered flat packed but, for their added safety, extra large prints will be rolled into a four inch diameter tube. For UK Offshore and International orders, your prints, no matter what size, will probably also be delivered rolled into a tube.  Please Note: for international deliveries we are not responsible for any further taxes, duties or charges to be paid to the receiving country's customs. These charges are the responsibility of you, the customer.


Please find all UK and International postage prices listed below. The correct amount will be added to your order at the checkout.


Order Amount          UK  Mainland Postage      International Postage
£0.00 - £48.00                £6.00                                       £10.25
£48.00 - £100.00            £6.00                                       £15.00
£100.00 - £249.00          £8.50                                       £25.00
£250.00 and over           £11.50                                      £45.00

Security


All credit card processing is done through our secure Sage Pay payment facility. All credit card numbers are encrypted when the order is placed using 128 bit encryption and only your address is passed to us.


Data Protection

Angela Davidson Art conforms to the UK Data Protection Act. Any information you provide is treated in strict confidence and is stored in a secure location. Customer's details will not be disclosed in any way to any persons outwith our company. If you do not wish to receive promotional material from us, please register that with us immediately by email.

Angela Davidson Art offers a full refund on all goods that you may be dissatisfied with.

 

Unsuitable or defective items may be returned for refund or exchange providing they are received within 14 days of the original delivery date in brand new, unused condition, in the original undamaged packaging and accompanied by a note stating your name, address, email address, contact telephone number, order number, and the reason for the return. Please also state what refund/exchange you require. We will consider the overall condition of the product being returned when making a refund. As soon as our on-line bank clears your payment into our account we will process your refund. Exchanges will be actioned as soon as we've made your replacement print. We will notify you via email or telephone as soon as your request has been processed.

 

You will need to pay the cost of returning goods to us, unless the goods are defective. Proof of posting will be required should an item be lost in transit. Neither refunds nor replacements can be made until such proof is provided. We strongly suggest you get a Certificate of Posting from the Post Office or a receipt from your carrier when you send an item back.

 

All refunds are applied to the credit/debit card used to make the original purchase unless otherwise notified. Refunds will be furnished within 30 days of the agreement to refund.

 

If you have requested a refund, or replacements of a lower value than the returned goods, a refund will be credited back to the card used to pay for the original order. We will let you know as soon as the refund has been processed.

 

If you have requested replacements of a higher value, any difference due will be charged to the card used to pay for the original order.

 

The address for any returns is:

 

Angela Davidson

Waulkmill Cottage Art Gallery

Dunnydeer

Insch

Aberdeenshire

AB52 6XQ

 

Should you require any further information on our returns policy please contact us on 01464 821 351