Here you find frequently asked questions. If you like to know more, or have another question, please contact me.
Where does the name Imakuy come from?
Imakuy("E mah koo E") is derived from my full name. Irene Mathilde Kuyt (Kuijt) Irene means in Germanic "Goddess of Peace", Mathilde means in Germanic "Mighty female warrior" and Kuyt / Kuijt stems from and old dutch verb which means small retailer.
Does the name Imakuy mean anything?
Yes, apart from that I made up the name from the first letters of my names, it does have meaning in the context of a sentence in two different old Mayan languages. Ch’imakuyin Quechua ( a Native American Language family, spoken primarily in the Andes) means grieve or sorrow. Ki’imak uy óol in Yucatec Mayan language means Happy its soul.
Like the clouds in the sky, emotions can transition in one state into another, from grieve or sorrow to becoming happy. It's connection is the transition phase, which may be likened to experience of life...?
Are your original paintings for sale?
Occasionally I will sell some of my original paintings. Most of the time I create a Limited Edition series, so more people are able to enjoy the paintings in different locations.
Is it possible to have the art work you sell customized?
The sizes of the Limited Editions can be viewed in the shop section. Standard, the DeLuxe canvas editions are the size of the original painting, and the Paper Editions are slightly smaller as they come with a white border. The thickness of the canvas when mounted is standard approximately 3/4" or 2 cm. It is however possible to adjust the sizes of canvas, have thickness at approximately 1 1/2" or 4 cm, and also the paper size can be adjusted so it may fit in your space optimally. Please contact Irene for possibilities.
Can you create an original painting for me?
Yes, it is possible to have an original new painting created especially for you, some one else, office space, hospital, healing center, school, yoga center or other space. Please contact Irene for possibilities, prices sizes, and timing.
Where can I see your art work live?
At this time the paintings can be seen on this website. There is currently no physical location where you can experience them live. It is however possible to make an appointment to view the paintings through modern technology live in your space via my online Gallery sessions via Skype.
Are you planning exhibitions?
I am currently (autumn 2016) not planning any exhibitions in the near future. At this time I am focusing on creating art work, poetry, e-book, but I am open for showing the paintings in an appropriate setting.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO USE SOME OF YOUR ART WORK FOR MY BOOK / CD / DVD COVER?
All artwork, images, paintings, poetry, text are copyrighted to Imakuy, Irene Kuijt, and are not allowed to be republished or used in any way without written permission of Imakuy, Irene Kuijt. Please contact Irene if you are interested in any of the artworks to work with in your projects. I am open for collaboration.
What are the cost for shipping?
Shipping cost are based on weight, size and country of delivery. They are calculated in the shopping cart section upon filling in your address.
For example: 1 card set shipped within the NL is €2,92 Between 2 -max. 8 sets (depending on size sets) shipped within the NL is €3,95
1 card set shipped within the EU is €6,25 Between 2 -max. 8 sets (depending on size sets) shipped within the EU is €11,50
1 card set shipped to the rest of the world is €6.25 2 card sets shipped to rest of the world is €12,50 Between 3 -max. 8 sets (depending on size sets) shipped to rest of the world is €16,50
What is the shipping/delivery time?
The card sets are usually shipped within 24 hrs time. Delivery takes between 3 - 21 business days, depending on which location they are shipped to, Please take note that delays may occur for countries outside EU because of Customs handling. The Limited Editions are created upon order and it may take 5 - 21 business days before shipment takes place due to setting up appointments with the masterprinter and, with DeLuxe Editions the finishing time needed of varnishing the canvas. Delivery time is usually between 1 - 10 business days, depending on location of delivery and Customs handling. You will receive an email when the package is shipped to you, including a tracking code if applicable.
How IS my Limited edition Art work shipped?
Both the Paper Edition and the DeLuxe Canvas Edition (which will be hand finished with varnish first), are carefully rolled on a paper tube, wrapped in paper and packed in a box. Because of fragility and saving shipment time and cost, we send the canvas unmounted, and without slats. You can have your canvas mounted in a specialized framing shop in your own location. If you want to pick up the Limited Edition personally in my studio in The Netherlands, and / or if you live in The Netherlands , we can have the Art work mounted for you. Please contact Irene.
Are the limited editions mounted or framed?
The Limited Editions are not mounted or framed. Due to fragility in transport. It is however possible to have the DeLuxe canvas edition mounted when you live in The Netherlands and / or decide to pick up the Art Work yourself. At this time I do not sell framed art works.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO BUY MORE CARDS OF ONE DESIGN?
If you would like to purchase more cards of one design, please contact Irene for possibilities.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO BUY WHOLESALE?
Yes, it is possible to buy the cards wholesale. Please contact Irene for possibilities.