Shipping/Handling/Returns

Shipping

I accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Venmo and Paypal for online sales. Cash and checks are fine in person.

I am happy to discuss payment plans. I ask for half of the total of the painting plus tax as a first payment and a monthly payment (up to 6 months) until the piece is paid in full. Please let me know if you need a different plan.

Shipping is free for all paintings under 18”x18”. I have a staggered flat rate for larger work which is listed below.

I will ship as soon as possible via UPS Insured after you purchase the piece and I will email you a tracking number. We are happy to deliver larger paintings locally and can arrange for pickup or delivery of small works depending on when it is needed. If your painting arrives with anything wrong with the box, punctured or torn, or in any way damaged, it is best NOT to open the box yourself but have the UPS delivery person (or a  UPS store) open it to help expedite a claim. It has never happened, but that is what to do if it does.

 

Returns and Refunds

I accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Venmo and Paypal for online sales. Cash and checks are fine in person.

I am happy to discuss payment plans. I ask for half of the total of the painting plus tax as a first payment and a monthly payment (up to 6 months) until the piece is paid in full. Please let me know if you need a different plan.

Shipping is free for all paintings under 18”x14”. I have a staggered flat rate for works larger than 18”x24” which is listed below.

I will ship as soon as possible via UPS Insured after you purchase the piece and I will email you a tracking number. We are happy to deliver larger paintings locally and can arrange for pickup or delivery of small works depending on when it is needed. If your painting arrives with anything wrong with the box, punctured or torn, or in any way damaged, it is best NOT to open the box yourself but have the UPS delivery person (or a  UPS store) open it to help expedite a claim. It has never happened, but that is what to do if it does.

 

Pricing

Oh how I wish pricing were a science. It’s not. It’s an art just like, well, art.

When I first started out my work was ridiculously low priced. I was happy just to sell and I sold out! So then I inched my prices up incrementally. When I felt people starting to stop and consider whether to buy a painting or not instead of making instant decisions, I knew I had found my sweet spot.

Working with galleries encouraged me to raise my prices but didn’t necessarily increase my sales. So I take that information with a grain of salt.

After 25 years of selling art you start to know the general area of where your prices should be in the world. 

In the old days, as galleries typically took 50% of the sale, savvy buyers would try to bypass the gallery reps and buy the art directly from an artist’s studio for a deep discount. In today’s marketplace, I am trying to sell directly to my customers now, (though I welcome gallery inquiries!) and as such I have priced my work at what I feel is the correct direct-from-studio price with no padding involved.

Buyers can often find older works are more flexible price-wise. A painting from 2 or more years ago may be one I am willing to “negotiate” on. Feel free to ask!

In general, I try to assign a uniform price to same sized work in a series. And larger canvases will be more pricey. It’s a concept everyone seems to understand, though you may find a few exceptions to that on this site.