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Original Paintings

What medium are your original paintings?
I work mainly in water based mediums: watercolour, acrylic paint, inks and pencils. I usually list further details alongside each piece.

Are your paintings already framed?
Most of my work on canvas or on wooden panels is sold unframed. This because many people prefer to buy unframed work for the modern look and it means it can be shipped without costing you more. If you like the look of a frame you can choose when you have the painting with you – it’s easier to decide that way! A slimline box frame looks great on a canvas.

Paintings on cradled wood usually have a simple handprinted wooden frame. Details will be with each work. Please contact me if you would like bespoke advice or have any further questions – framing is an art in itself!

Will my paintings be ready to hang?
All paintings on canvas or wooden panel will come with picture wire already fixed and ready to hang.

Paintings on paper will require framing. 

How will my painting be wrapped?
It depends on the size of the painting you buy. Paintings on canvas or wooden panel will be packed using corner protection, bubble wrap and cardboard. Each one is unique so I take care that is well protected to arrive in perfect condition. Painting on paper will be packed using sturdy cardboard tube.  For further details about delivery please see the Shipping details.

Limited Edition Prints

What is a limited edition print?
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 come with certificate of authenticity and are signed and dated by me.

How are the limited 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 archival quality inks on a 100% cotton rag acid free paper.

Do you make limited edition prints for every painting?
No, most are available as originals only.
Certain paintings which I feel would work particularly well as reproductions are selected to be available as editions.

Can you customise the size of a limited edition print?
Most editions have some sizing options so you can choose what suits you, although not all are available at the largest size.
I usually prefer to sell prints in A4, A3, or square format that can fit A4 or A3.
This because once you have added a mount and a frame the final dimensions will be larger.

Can you frame my limited edition print?
Because of the difficulty of shipping glass I don’t usually sell framed work. If you are happy to collect from my studio in Hotel Elephant I can arrange framing for you. Please send me a message via the contact page or add a note to your order. You could also look at eframe.co.uk for ordering mounts and frames online.

How will you pack my print?
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. For further details about delivery please see the Shipping details.