Frequently Asked Questions:
Are your paintings for sale?
Indeed they are! Please email/text/call me if you see a piece on my website that you like. I also often have other pieces that I haven’t posted too. If you live within driving distance of my studio in NH, I’m happy to make an appointment for you to come see the paintings in person. (However, if you see a piece of mine in a gallery, please buy it from them.)
Do you sell reproductions too?
Yes after the original painting has sold, I often make them available as lower-priced reproductions also known as "giclees." I use a company called "Fine Art America (FAA)" for their high quality and quick turnaround. You can find my images on their site here. You can custom-order size, type (on canvas, paper or even metal) and whether and what kind of frame you want. And then it ships directly to you. I'd love to know if you did buy one as then I can add you to my VIP list. (FAA doesn't tell me who my buyers are.)
How do I pay for a painting?
I accept all major credit cards and will happily take your payment information over the phone, by email, or text. Or I can send you an invoice through Paypal that allows you to enter your credit card number privately. For more local clientele, I’m happy to take checks and, of course, cash!
Do you give discounts?
If you purchase more than one piece at a time, I’m happy to consider discounting the second (and/or third/etc) ones! But generally speaking, it seems unfair to everyone who has paid full price to give out discounts. That being said, I have accepted barters and payments over time.
Do you do commissions?
Yes – please contact me so we can discuss what you have in mind! Turnaround will depend on my other commitments and the scope of your request. I’d appreciate at least six to eight weeks lead time if possible.
Will you ship artwork?
Yes of course! I’ll package up the painting VERY carefully and typically use UPS to ship it direct to you.
How soon will I receive it?
As soon as your payment clears, I’ll ship it out right away. Depending on your location, it can be less than a week.
What are the shipping costs?
That generally depends on the size of the piece, how far it is being shipped, and how fast.
Will my new painting be framed?
My artwork doesn’t have to be framed as I use “gallery-wrap” style panels and canvases. I paint the edges black to create a clean, contemporary presentation. Most of my pieces are 1.5” deep.
When I want a more formal look, I typically use a simple black wooden “floater” style frame that works very well with my artwork. I indicate which pieces come with frames in the blurb under each image here on the website.
And, if you don’t like the frame, I’m happy to remove it along with a bit off the price, of course.
My works on yupo or on paper are often framed with a silver frame/white liner combination that I think is quite pleasing. I’d be happy to shoot you an image so you can see what I mean. I'll sell a piece with or without the frame.
I don’t do framing myself but have a great relationship with a talented local framer who gives all my clients a 20% discount. I’d be happy to facilitate the process if that works for you. Or you can contact them directly.
Is the work insured? What do I do in case of damage?
Yes my work is insured. Please contact me right away in case of damage.
Do you have a guarantee or return policy?
If you are not happy with your purchase, you may return it in its original condition within 7 days of receipt for a full refund (purchase price less shipping.) Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.
Does the item come with a “certificate of authenticity?”
I’m happy to provide one upon request.
What happens after I buy a painting?
Well, you become one of my VIP’s of course! You will be invited to my annual VIP brunch that I host each year before the public version of my open studio. You’ll be served a very scrumptious homemade, locally sourced brunch and have a sneak peek at all my paintings, prints, and notecards before anyone else. It’s very fun and very festive! I also put you on my mailing list so you can find out about exhibits in your area. (I never share that info with anyone, ever.)
AND of course you receive my eternal gratitude for supporting my career as an artist!
And finally, you get a lot of joy and pleasure from having a piece of art you love in your home or office!
How should I maintain or clean my new painting?
Acrylic paintings are very durable and can be gently cleaned with a damp cloth when needed. I usually add a final layer of removable varnish so that the painting can be cleaned and re-varnished easily in the future. Generally speaking, you shouldn’t hang any piece of artwork where it will receive a lot of direct sunlight but acrylics do seem to resist fading better than any other medium, IMHO.
Please feel free to ask me any other questions — I’m always happy to help you and thanks so much for your interest…