4. Your prices are reasonable but I've seen cheaper portraits offered at websites. Why the difference?
For very experienced,university-trained portrait artists our prices are most reasonable and it's the artist that makes all the difference between an average and a stunning portrait. Cheaper art studios tend to use art students located in China who use cheap oil paint and poor quality canvas - buying from an art studio you really do 'pay for what you get'!
5. Do you paint only in oils?
Yes, we've all trained in using oil paint and it really is the best medium for heirloom quality portraits. All the famous Great Masters of portraiture such as Rembrandt, Rubens and Van Gogh painted in oil. And we only use premium grade Windsor & Newton paints on fine canvas so that you get a portrait that will last generations.
6. Do you sign my portrait?
You can chose to have it signed or left unsigned.
7. How long does it take?
For a small head and shoulders portrait it takes us about 2-3 weeks, for a large group portrait about 4-5 weeks depending on the difficulty. If you need changes then it can take longer. Oh, and about 4-5 days for shipping.
8. Do you frame my portrait?
Sorry but no, we're artists not framers! 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 safe?
Yes, we ship all over the world and we send the canvas rolled up in a strong poster tube by courier and you can track its progress online. If it arrives damaged we wilI replace it but please notify us within 3 days and keep the damaged box for the courier to pick up. Sorry but we are not liable for any photos lost in the post, so keep a negative or copy if your sending the original photo..
10. If I don't like my portrait will you give me a refund?