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REMOVING THE RISK
Successfully buying original art on-line is becoming a more frequent occurrence for art-lovers and collectors. This will only increase in future – particularly because the perceived risks to the buyer are being removed or ameliorated by more artists offering a well-managed purchasing process.
The biggest risk is usually described by the buyer’s first question which is almost always . . . what if the contemporary painting I love doesn’t look right in my room?
Solving this dilemma starts with offering the ability to view on-line, an artwork as ‘Room Hung’ as this does give a better idea of just what a larger painting looks like in a real situation. You will notice that just about all of my Available Now gallery paintings offer this facility – see Southern Vista below as an example. On request I can rotate a chosen painting through several different types of rooms for you.
In addition to this, you, as a prospective buyer can email to me a photo of YOUR wall space – the one you are considering hanging one of my paintings on. This needs to be taken square-on, as far back as possible, without tall furniture obscuring the wall in question. I can then insert an image of the painting you are interested in, for you to look at . . . and I can even rotate other paintings of mine, on your wall space, for you to consider. There is no charge made for doing this for you. Contact me if you would like to work through this risk ameliorating exercise before acquiring that beautiful new contemporary artwork of mine, you have your eye on.
In addition to this, within New Zealand, I am often able to bring a selected larger painting to your home or offices, so that you can assess it, held or hung in situ. While this makes the buying decision much easier, there is no obligation to purchase. Where personal delivery is not feasible it is often possible to arrange for a courier delivery (and return) of a painting (or paintings) to be made so that the same process can be undertaken in your space, without me. Sometimes a small charge is made for this latter service but taken together, all of the above steps will allow you to buy on-line, to invest in one of my works, without risk.
COMMISSION A PAINTING
Most of the commissions I accept involve bigger paintings – often hard to find with a limited number of galleries having the space to exhibit these larger works for any length of time. My preference is to visit (whenever possible) to view the space where the large work is to go and to discuss just what dimensions will look good – large enough for the work to have a pleasurable impact but not so large that it dominates the space – whether this is an expansive open plan living space or a foyer hallway or perhaps a business boardroom. Colour and style are also discussed. If I can’t visit, then photos of your space are useful.
Once again the big question with commissions, is what if I don’t like it when it is done? Do I have to keep it? The short answer is no. The longer answer is that the risk of being stuck with a commissioned work you don’t like, is removed by me, as follows. At the time the commission is confirmed, a 50% deposit is paid, with the second 50% due when the painting is delivered. If on delivery the commissioned painting is for some reason unacceptable to you and this can’t be remedied, then the 50% deposit is refunded in full and there is no obligation to complete the purchase. This does happen occasionally . . . however in most instances I have subsequently painted a second work which has been happily accepted by the buyer. Miracles taking a little longer! There is no obligation however to proceed to this second painting. This is entirely up to you. The important point is that you can commission a painting from me, entirely without risk!
Contact me anytime if you want to find out more about the risk-free commissioning of a large painting.