4. Your prices are reasonable but Ive seen cheaper portraits offered at American sites. Why the difference?
For an experienced, established portrait artist my prices are very reasonable. I semi-retired so I dont need as much money as I use to. These days I wok only from photos, before when folks use to come and sit for me, I charged a lot more.
5. Do you paint only in oils?
Yes, I trained using oil paint and it really is the best medium for heirloom quality portraits. All the famous Great Masters of portraiture such as Raphael, Velasquez, Rembrandt and John Singer Sargeant painted in oil. And I only use premium grade Windsor & Newton paints on fine canvas so that you get a portrait that will last generations. If you need a portrait in charcoal or pastel try here.
6. Do you sign my portrait?
No, I usually don't sign it. If you want me to sign then let me know.
7. How long does it take?
For a small head and shoulders portrait it takes me about two weeks, for a large group portrait about 3-5 weeks depending on the difficulty. If you need changes then it can take loner. Oh, and about 3-4 days for shipping.
8. Do you frame my portrait?
No, Im an artist not a framer! You need to take it to a reputable framer near your home, they should have a large selection of attractive frames for you to choose from.
9. Is shipping free?
Yes, I ship all over the world and wherever you are its free. I send the canvas rolled up in a strong poster tube by DHL courier and you can track its progress online. If it arrives damaged I replace it but please notify within 3 days and keep the damaged box for DHL to pick up. Sorry but I am not liable for any photos lost in the post so keep a negative or copy if your sending the original photo..
10. If I dont like my portrait will you give me a refund?
Sure, I guarantee my work 100%, thats why I offer a no-hassle 30 day full money back guarantee.