What medium are your original paintings?
I work mainly in artists quality oil paint. The details of exact medium will be listed alongside each of the available paintings.
Are your paintings framed?
It varies. Most of my work is available unframed, and in some cases, the cradled panels they may look better unframed, but it's totally down to personal taste. Please contact me if you would like to discuss framing options.
Will my painting be ready to hang?
All paintings will come with the fixings (D-hooks and hanging chord) to allow you to hang immediately. These are not attached to the paintings in case you will be framing the piece, but it's easy to fix the hooks to the back of the painting with a screwdriver.
My favourite 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 bubble wrap and cardboard. Each one is unique so I take care that is well protected to arrive in perfect condition.
Do you do special commissions?
Yes, I have a busy commission book which gets booked up very quickly. Contact me with plenty of time to spare if you're after a special painting. Bear in mind that oil paint can take up to 2-4 weeks to dry and I can sometimes have a long lead-time waiting for studio space. If you have a specific date that you need a painting for, do get in touch and I'll see what I can do. See my commissions page for more information on my process.
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 colour adjusted to ensure the optimum colour match. The editions are giclee prints made at a specialist printer using museum 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, some paintings are available as originals only. If there are original paintings that you'd like in an edition, do get in touch with me.
Can I order an edition at a different size?
Most editions have some sizing option, but can be limited depending on the size of the original. Get in touch if you have specific size requirements.
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 Raynes Park I can arrange framing for you. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or add a message to your order.
How will my edition be wrapped?
Pieces under 20 x 30 cm 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.