Picture info /FAQs

Here are a some answers to some important questions – If I’ve missed anything, get in touch and I am happy to provide further details. Get in touch…

How much? Prices start from Ā£150, unframed, for 4 x 4 in original. Larger pictures, eg 8 x 8 and panoramas, unframed* from Ā£200 – Ā£250.

What is ‘Unframed‘? Paintings bought as ‘unframed’ are sent to you in a protective mount/matte and sleeve ready to be framed by your framer locally. This mount/matte is included in the price, but not the size. – Take a look at the ‘framing’ section further down for examples.

Are paintings available framed? – Yes – I can provide paintings framed ready to hang and can also arrange framing for you before the painting is despatched. Framing is separate and added to the price of the painting separtely. See more about framing below.

Postage/Delivery: If you live near to Market Harborough, Leicestershire, I will deliver personally. For most UK deliveries on small, unframed paintings, postage by Royal Mail is included in the price. Larger and framed paintings to UK and overseas deliveries will be quoted separately. I use Royal Mail and ParcelForce Worldwide.

Buy a painting: To buy a picture, make a note of its title – and complete the Painting Enquiry form. I will reply personally with payment details and to arrange payment and delivery and to confirm postage costs, if you live outside the UK.

Payment: Bank transfer (BACS) – For credit card payments, Zettle, PayPal and Stripe are accepted too. I can issue an invoice with payment links for your records followed by receipt and confirmation of payment once received. Payment is made prior to despatch/framing or other costs incurred.

Delivery: Once payment has cleared, I will contact you with an estimated delivery date, usually around 7-10 working days for UK, approximately 2-4 weeks for overseas destinations.

How are the paintings made?

Materials: My pictures are made with artist quality watercolour, pen and ink and sometimes pastels, acrylics or oils. Using pens, twigs or brushes to draw the ink, gives great textures and variety to the lines.

  • Masters of line! Rotring Art Pens
  • Schmincke HORADAMĀ® watercolour set with Daler Rowney brushes and Rotring ArtPens, with Pink Pig sketchbooks from Yorkshire
  • Sunny Pink Pig sketchbooks from Yorkshire!
  • Photograph, Maxine Dodd, Long shadow
  • My much-loved Schmincke HORADAMĀ® watercolour set!

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They are painted on paper, watercolour or archival quality cartridge. This means that they should be framed with glass and hung in a position with an even temperature away from direct sunlight.

Frames: Framing is best – a good frame protects the watercolour painting. The glass protects the watercolour from the outside world; the mount protects the watercolour from the glass, by separating them. Some paintings are framed already, others can have a frame added. Here are some examples of the framing styles I like – Simple and contemporary and fit in with most decor styles at home.

  • Cascading green - Sold

Mounts: For paintings that are unframed, and to allow your own choice of frame, a mount is a good alternative, because it provides protection to the watercolour until it is framed. See examples below. A mount and protective cover are included in the price of a work marked as ā€˜unframedā€™.

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I hope this answers most of your questions but please contact me if there is anything I’ve missed! šŸ™‚