Lightfastness refers to the ability of art materials, such as pigments, inks, and paints, to resist fading or discoloration when exposed to light, especially sunlight.Because some of my art is made with over the counter standard felt tip markers they have a low Lightfastness and will fade over time. This is a featuire and not a bug. I also have other work which is made with lightfast materials so in the propery list of each work you can read if the artwork is lightfast or if it is not.

To best protect artwork from the sun and ensure lightfastness

  1. Frame with UV-Protective Glass: When framing artwork, opt for UV-protective glass or acrylic. These materials filter out harmful UV rays that can cause fading.

  2. Display Indoors: Whenever possible, display your artwork indoors, away from direct sunlight or strong artificial light sources.

  3. Control Humidity: Maintain a stable indoor humidity level to prevent environmental damage to your artwork.

  4. Rotate Artwork: If you have a collection, periodically rotate your displayed pieces to evenly distribute exposure to light.

  5. Use Curtains or Blinds: Install curtains or blinds to shield your artwork from direct sunlight during peak daylight hours.

By taking these precautions, you can help ensure that your artwork remains vibrant and true to its original colors for years to come.