'Gallery wrapped' original paintings and stretched canvas prints are shipped 'ready to hang' in purpose built plywood/wood crates. Original paintings, either framed or unframed are also shipped in crates. These crates are a tried and tested construction to ensure the safe arrival of the artwork and opening the crate will involve removing some screws. The shipping costs contribute to and reflect the cost of building the crate plus the charges made by the courier.
Please note that some prints offered are printed on paper and cannot be shipped framed because they need to be behind glass. Prints on canvas do not require glazing and are intended to be stretched and some framed as an original oil painting, not behind glass.
Prints on paper will normally be rolled and shipped in a tube. This is a safe and standard method. Please note that it's best to remove the print from the tube and allow the print to unroll itself, in other words do not force the paper to go flat.
More detailed advice will be sent with the artwork but do feel free to ask any questions prior to purchase using the contact form.
Please also note: Whilst some international destination countries, eg. USA and Hong Kong enjoy exemption from import duties/tax subject to varying thresholds some countries levy a charge upon importation. Any additional import duties are the responsibility of the customer and again advice can be sought prior to purchase. At the present time I am reviewing this because of recent international policy changes and the ensuing uncertainties regarding the charges.
Purchasing paintings and prints from this site can be done with absolute trust and confidence. In line with UK legislation, a 14 day return policy is a statutory condition of purchasing on-line. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase a full refund of the price of the artwork will be provided upon the safe return of the item in its original packaging.
The safe arrival of your purchase is of paramount importance and is always the responsibility of the sender. Upon delivery should there be a problem please advise without delay (although it's never happened yet!).
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Whilst every effort has been made to faithfully reproduce the colours of the paintings displayed on this website, please accept that there may be some disparity on some systems/screens. The images that have proved difficult to reproduce accurately on screen have been the ink prints. These are printed using black ink on a very slightly textured pale cream/ivory coloured paper and the computer screen doesn't really capture the subtlety of the paper.
Please note that normally when a painting is purchased the artist will legally retain the 'copyright' to the artwork. In a nutshell this means that the owner of the actual painting does not have the right to reproduce or print copies of the painting without the artist's permission.
Hence the statement: 'Unless by separate negotiation the artist retains the copyright.'