FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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What medium are your original paintings?
I work mainly in water based mediums; acrylic paint, inks and pencils. Further details will usually be listed alongside each piece.
Are your paintings framed?
It varies. Most work on canvas is sold unframed; many people prefer this more modern look and it means it can be shipped without costing you more. If you like the look of a frame you can choose when you have the painting with you – it’s easier to decide that way! A slimline box frame looks great on a canvas.
Paintings on cradled wood usually have a simple hand printed wooden frame. Details will be with each work. Please contact me if you would like bespoke advice or have any further questions – framing can be an art in itself!
Will my painting be ready to hang?
Yes, all paintings will come with picture wire already fixed and ready to hang. You just need to decide where!
Do you do special commissions?
Currently I’m not taking on any new commissions, as I’m working on a new body of work. If you like my style then one of those may be the one for you!
Purchasing with a deposit
Some original paintings have been set up allowing you to purchase in stages. As the value of my work grows I understand this can be a helpful option. You can check out with a 50% deposit payable online today. The balance can be paid in full, or payable in 2 monthly payments of 25% each. Options will be emailed to you. By purchasing you understand that this is a deposit to secure your artwork and you will be required to pay the remaining balance.
This is not a credit scheme, but an arrangement on trust, at no extra cost to you. Usual shipping costs and return policy will apply.
Can I purchase your work with a different payment plan?
Yes, that can be arranged. For any work over $400 you can pay in installments. Please send me a message and we can work out an arrangement that suits you. As soon as the final payment is made, your work will be shipped to you.
My favorite painting has sold – how can I be sure to know about new work?
Some pieces sell very quickly. Make sure you join my mailing list to find out about new work before it is added to the Shop. But, as I try not to bombard you with emails, you can also follow studio progress on Instagram or Facebook to see work coming up.
How will my painting be wrapped?
It depends on size, but paintings will be carefully packed using corner protection, bubble wrap and cardboard. Each one is unique so I take care that is well protected to arrive in perfect condition. For further details about delivery please see the Shipping details.
What is an edition?
An edition is a high quality reproduction of an original artwork, the print is so fine you can’t see the printed dots with the naked eye. All editions are signed by me on the front.
How are the editions made?
A high resolution photograph of the original work is taken and carefully color adjusted to ensure the optimum color match. The editions are giclee prints made at a specialist printer using archival quality inks on a 100% cotton rag acid free paper.
Why do you use the word ‘edition’ when so many artists call them prints?
Because I also do ‘proper’ fine art printmaking using traditional techniques such as drypoint and etching so I thought using the word print could get confusing!
Do you make editions of all your paintings?
No, most are available as originals only. Certain paintings which I feel would work particularly well as reproductions are selected to be available as editions.
Can I order an edition at a different size?
Most editions have some sizing options so you can choose what suits you, although not all are available at the largest size. Remember once you have added a mount and a frame the final dimensions will be larger.
Will my edition be framed?
Because of the difficulty of shipping glass I don’t usually sell framed work. If you are happy to collect from my studio in McCordsville, Indiana I can arrange framing for you. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or add a message to your order. You could also look at eframe for ordering mounts and frames online.
How will my edition be wrapped?
Pieces under 20 x 30 inches will be carefully packed flat. Larger artwork will be rolled and sent in an extra strong cardboard tube to make sure it reaches you in best condition. For further details about delivery please see the Shipping details.