These are a few of the most common questions I get asked. If you have additional questions feel free to email me! firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW DO I BUY AN ORIGINAL? I create as many paintings as possible and release them in collections on my website a few times per year. This will be well advertised before hand via social media, my blog, and mailing list. These paintings tend to go pretty quickly, so be sure to be prompt!
Originals will be available here.
CAN I COMMISSION A PAINTING? Unfortunately, do to the amount of requests I receive, I cannot accommodate commission requests at this time. I have decided to take a break from commissions in 2017-18 so that I can create more available artwork for my collectors and follow my creative path naturally. I plan to create a large body of work throughout the year (large and small pieces) so stay tuned for the piece that speaks to you!
PRINT QUALITY & DETAILS: All reproductions in my shop are Giclee reproductions and are created using a huge, very fancy printer that uses a wide range of inks applied so finely you cannot see the dpi a bit and are very long-lasting. They are printed on flat artist canvas and can be matted, dry-mounted, or stretched over wooden stretcher bars. The prints are frequently mistaken for originals. The prints are cut by hand as to avoid damage from a cutter blade/clamps and there is no white border left around the image.
All Giclee Reproductions are printed to order by a local printing house and take 7-14 days to arrive back in our studio, cut, package, and to be ship to you.
Please do not use any form of tape (including washi tape) on the front of your new print as it will pull the pigment from the canvas.
YOU WOULD LIKE A LARGER PRINT? The prints in my shop are available up to 30x40 inches (however, most are only available up to 20x26). The image quality and the delicacy of the details are very important to me and add to the value of my work.
If you are interested in filling a large area of your wall with my artwork (which is awesome - thank you!!) I recommend putting together a collection of 3-4 pieces. I offer collector discounts on multiple prints. email email@example.com to discuss that!
HOW IS MY ARTWORK GOING TO BE SHIPPED?
- Oil paintings take a substantial amount of time to dry. I will not ship a painting before it is ready to be tightly packaged (4-7 weeks from painting completion).
- All artwork is wrapped in paper, padded extremely well, and sent in a well-fitting sturdy cardboard box.
- Most artwork will ship via USPS or UPS and most packages arrive within 2-4 days (domestic) from time of shipping (includes tracking & insurance). International shipments will be sent via USPS or other carrier. International buyers, please note that shipping charges may vary from the amount you pay at checkout. Please email me with questions or to get an estimate.
Artwork larger than 50 inches is sent un-stretched and rolled safely in a sturdy tube. We will then work with a local framer to build the support bars and stretch the canvas. This usually costs between $100-200 depending on the size and location.
If you prefer to ship your large painting fully stretched we will use a freight service to expertly handle the painting and deliver it right to your living room ($300-500)
- All prints are handled with the utmost care; packaged beautifully in paper or plastic sleeve.
- Prints 11x14 and smaller are mailed in a sturdy flat mailer while prints 16x20 and larger are mailed in a thick tube.
- Shipped via USPS 1st Class Mail or Priority Mail (usually arrives within 1-3 days within the US)
- Shipping costs are calculated at checkout based on package weight and distance. If there is any discrepancy -/+ we will let you know via email.
- International packages are a bit outside of my control. Boarder fees, duties, and handling fees may be charged by other countries. Tracking is also quite unreliable with international shipments. That being said, I mail packages internationally every single week with great success overall!
Shipping costs cover fees, packaging supplies, time, labor, and storage.
CAN I PICK UP MY ARTWORK FROM YOUR STUDIO? Absolutely! You are also welcome & encouraged to pick up your artwork in person at my studio in Greenville, South Carolina. Use the code "StudioPickup" at checkout to forgo shipping fees altogether and we will work out a time to meet via email. firstname.lastname@example.org
FRAMING: I highly encourage framing all your prints and originals. I work with both a local framer and a online framing company to create beautiful frames for your original artwork and prints. Please check out a few of the options and here (prints). There are many other options available with my local framer including beautifully hand crafted ornate frames and simple barn wood frames and everything in between!
For prints, you will probably be able to find a frame that fits your work easily enough as I typically use common frame sizes. West Elm, Pottery Barn, Anthropologie and most art stores have a nice variety of beautiful frames. Don't forget the mat and be sure to use acid free adhesive!
RETURNS: Every order, commission, and sale is handled with extreme care and as much clarity and transparency as possible. My goal is for you to be completely thrilled with your purchase! Because of this, all sales are final except in certain situations. Please email: email@example.com
Please take the time to read descriptions carefully and the check colors on multiple screens if you are concerned about color variations. I try my best to represent the colors and tones in my work honestly and clearly.
STOCKISTS & GALLERIES: I am honored you would like my artwork on your walls and in your shop! Gallery owners, please send me an email to discuss your gallery and ideas. firstname.lastname@example.org Shop Owners: I offer my Giclee Prints at wholesale to select shops. YOU MAY NOT RESELL ARTWORK (prints or originals) WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES: I love to host painting workshops and retreats at destination locations and in my studio! These creative retreats happen about 1-3 times a year and each is more refreshing and creatively energizing than the last! (sign up for my mailing list to stay up to date on those).
I also mentor creative entrepreneurs both one-on-one and in group conversations.
DONATING ARTWORK FOR CHARITY: I donate a set number of prints to charitable causes each quarter. Please email your request to: email@example.com
INTERIOR DESIGNERS: I love working with designers because I love it when my artwork lives in a fine looking room! I offer designers a discount on Giclee prints. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can set up a specific coupon code for you to use frequently. I do not offer discounts on original paintings nor do I allow my work to be marked up without consent.
PRESS: I love working with bloggers, editors, stylists, and writers! There are many images on my site that you are free to use for your article. Please credit both me & my photographer Paige French (www.PaigeFrench.com). If you have any questions, please email me! email@example.com