FAQ

Purchasing

I usually create work in collections which I post on my website several times per year.  New collections will be well advertised via social media, my blog, and my newsletter. New work tends to sell fairly quickly, so the best way to hear about upcoming collections is to sign up for my newsletter (where you'll get early previews and early access, plus discounts and other good stuff). 

All purchases must go through my website, which accepts PayPal, ApplePay, Affirm, and all major credit cards. I apologize that I am not able to accept checks or other forms of payment other than those listed on my website.

Shipping

Each painting requires time for varnishing and drying fully before it is shipped. It is then carefully wrapped in glassine paper (kind of like waxed paper for art) to protect the surface, and a combination of bubble wrap and paper to cushion it. All work is shipped either USPS, UPS or FedEx, insured, to assure it arrives to collectors quickly and safely. Shipping charges to all continental US destinations are included in the purchase price, and include all packing material, labor, and actual shipping fees. Additional charges for international and non-continental shipping will be invoiced separately. For more information on shipping, click here.

I am happy to ship worldwide, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and more. If you find there isn’t an option for shipping to your country at check out, please email me and I’ll check my shipping settings.

Please allow up to 2-3 weeks for domestic orders and 3-4 weeks or more for international orders to ship. If your painting will take longer than this to ship, I’ll let you know. Actual delivery times are dependent upon the shipping service. Tracking information is provided for all orders, although tracking for international orders often stops at the US border, as shipments are transferred from US providers to their international counterparts.

International buyers, please note that shipping charges may vary from the amount you pay at checkout, and if this occurs you’ll be invoiced for any additional shipping due prior to shipment. Please email me with any questions or to get an estimate. Also note that shipments may be subject to duties, taxes and/or fees according to your country’s regulations. Please consult your local customs office for more details about duties and taxes; the buyer is responsible for these costs.

Work up to 24” x 36” is shipped on its frame, packed securely in a large box. Larger paintings are removed from the wooden bars and rolled in a tube. Any good framer can re-stretch the canvas for you (usually $100-$200 depending on the size), or if you are familiar with the process, you could do it yourself. I don’t recommend this; however, unless you’re comfortable and familiar with the process, and take no responsibility for damage to the work during re-framing.

Commissions

For commission information, click here.

View a Painting in Your Home

I know how important seeing a painting in your space can be, and am happy to give you an idea of how it will look. Just email a photo of your blank wall to me. Please capture your image with bright and even light, and make sure it is as accurate a representation of the colors in your space as possible. I will use a program to place the painting on your wall digitally and will send it back for you for review.

Painting Materials and Finish

I use oil and acrylic for my work. Some include gold or silver leaf, oil pastels, crayon, pencil, and other mixed media as well. Canvas originals are sealed with a UV protective varnish, and some works on paper are as well. For works on paper, I recommend framing behind glass for the best protection and preservation.

Framing

Please note that unless stipulated in a listing, none of my work is framed nor does it include glass.

Canvas works are either on 1/2” or 1-1/2” wooden stretcher bars, and the sides are painted so they don’t require framing (although they look awesome when framed in either traditional or floater frames).

I recommend framing all original works on paper.  Not only do they look amazing framed, but it will help to the work from dust, sunlight, and other issues.  I do not currently offer framing from my studio, but I do have a few suggestions:

If you would like a custom frame created for your work I recommend that you check out a local frame shop first as they will probably have the best selection of quality frames and most are local small businesses!  Win Win!  If that's not an option, I can recommend both Framebridge and Simply Framed. 

Other sources for frames 18” x 24” and smaller (though sometimes you’ll luck out and find larger options, too) are West Elm, Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, Ikea, Target, and most art supply stores. Local thrift or vintage shop can be a great source of interesting and unique frames. Just pop out whatever is in the frame and take the frame to your local craft shop or framers to have a custom mat made for it. Be sure you factor in the mat size when you’re looking at frames; most are a minimum of 2 inches around (so for a 2 inch mat, add 4 inches on both sides of the work, e.g. a 12” x 18” work would need a 16” x 22” frame). They can cut a custom mat and assemble the whole thing for you.

Returns

All sales are final. Exceptions are made in case of any damage incurred during shipping. If this happens, please contact me within 7 days of receiving your order. Every order, commission, and sale is handled with care and as much clarity and transparency as possible. 

My goal is for you to be completely thrilled with your purchase and every order is handled with care. Please take the time to read listing descriptions carefully and check colors on multiple screens since there are always color variations between computer screens, if you are concerned about color variations.  I try my best to represent the colors and tones in my work as accurately as possible.

Prints

At this time I do not offer prints, but I may in the future. If I do, I’ll likely offer giclée prints on both paper and canvas. Please sign up for my newsletter if you’re interested in prints; this is where you’ll hear about them first!

Galleries and Shops

I’m always excited when a gallery or shop reaches out to me to show my work! For enquiries about representation, licensing, or wholesale opportunities please email me.

Interior Designers

I’m happy to create custom paintings in any size to suit you and your residential or business client's vision, or to help stage a space. For a consultation to discuss your requirements, please email me.

Press

I love working with bloggers, editors, stylists, and writers!  You are free to use any images on my website for your article, just please credit me when you use them.  If you have any questions, please email me. I am always open to interviews, love sharing my work with the world, and am happy to provide additional information.

Who Actually Owns the Painting

As is the standard in the art world, I retain the copyright © and all rights to the artwork I create. This includes the rights to the image of sold & commissioned original paintings.   I retain the right to make reproductions of any and all artwork I create, unless the collector has purchased full or partial rights to the work (this is an additional cost to purchasing the original).  Please let me know if you are interested in purchasing full or partial rights to your painting.  Some collectors choose to purchase my right to reproduce the artwork to ensure it will never become a print.  I am happy to discuss this option with you if you're interested; please email me.

When you purchase an original painting you, the collector, have the right to display the artwork in your home or business, but may not reproduce the artwork in any way, including but not limited to having prints made for personal use or to sell, without my prior written permission.

If the artwork is reproduced in a magazine or other media I only ask for credit in the published piece. And congratulations, because this means your space is amazing!