Will The Artwork Include The Artist's Signature?
The majority of Original Works of Art are signed on the front, but some or signed on the back or side of the piece.
If you have a special request regarding an artwork please contact email@example.com, prior to your purchase to ensure that the artist is amenable to such a request. We will contact the artist directly to confirm any such changes before giving you a decision.
It is very important to recognise that the inclusion of a signature and its placement on any original artwork is entirely at the discretion of the artist.
Will My Artwork Arrive Framed and/or Ready to Hang?
The majority of Original Works of Art will be shipped as stretched (on a stretched canvas) which is a canvas stretched around a wooden frame. These works will arrive flat and ready to hang. Keep in mind that contemporary artworks are often created to be displayed without frames, and as such it is at the sole discretion of the buyer as to whether or not they would prefer to frame the artwork. Please see the product in question for framing details or contact
This is with the exception of photographic art which is usually available already framed. Please note, in this case the artist will have already chosen a frame which they have selected to specifically enhance the artwork, if you would prefer a different frame we would advise that you specify that you would prefer to purchase the artwork unframed, that way you can choose a frame that suits your own individual taste.
Very large or oversized artworks may be shipped rolled but this will be clearly specified.
Should you have any questions regarding an artwork, we are happy to help! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I Commission an Artwork?
Many artists accept commission requests, but for our purposes commissions must be based either on an artist’s existing work of art or at the very least based on existing themes and elements found in the artist’s portfolio. Once a commission is accepted it can be either be a relatively swift or a much longer process, the length of time it takes for you to receive your commissioned piece will depend on several factors including; the artist’s existing commitments, schedules and events.
How Can I Conserve the Quality of my Original Artwork Over Time?
To avoid your artwork(s) deteriorating, it is advisable to keep original works of art out of direct sunlight and bright light (including fluorescent light) and away from humidity, condensation, damp, extreme fluctuating temperatures, radiators and heating vents, excessive use of candles, cigarette smoke and fireplaces.
Please be advised that mounting artwork on exterior walls may over-expose the materials to temperature and climate changes occurring over the change of the seasons.
It is common for canvas stretcher bars to expand and contract in small increments with temperature fluctuations. Over time, this process of expanding and contracting may make the canvas sag and/or crack the paint. However, a professional can correct the tightness of the canvas over the frame and if necessary make repairs to the artwork itself.
Never attach or drape lights on frames, for example Christmas decorations, as eventhough lights or glitter may not be in direct contact with the artwork, areas of the artwork will be exposed to concentrated points of heat which will cause drying and damage over time. In addition, oil paints in particular can attract airborne and lightweight materials such as glitter and tinsel. These are then very difficult to remove without their leaving a mark on the finish of the painting.
Always handle paintings by the sides and take care not to place finger tips on the artwork’s surface. It is not recommended that a painting be handled solely by the hanging wire. If you need to rest an artwork against something, rest the back of the artwork and make sure it is a sturdy surface such as a clean wall and furthermore do this on a clean and slip-free surface, free of obstacles. In addition, it is not advisable to rest artworks against each other, or against rotund or unevenly surfaced objects.
It is advisable to dust frames regularly using fit-for-purpose cleaning materials and a dry lint-free cloth. It is not advisable to use household polishing sprays on frames themselves or near or on artworks. To clean your bare artwork use a duster recommended for original artwork to dislodge dust particles from the surface without leaving lint.
It is normal to see small changes in original works of art over time and these can often be easily remedied by a professional. However if you notice more sudden changes to your artwork it is always wise to consult a professional as soon as possible and make a note of any of the elements discussed that could have affected the appearance of your artwork(s).
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