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Frequently Asked

DO YOU
TAKE
COMMISSIONS?
Yes, I'd be happy to work with you! We can discuss customized pieces, or I can create a painting for you based on similar work of mine. Please send an email with details on 
-size & material
-subject / theme / color palette


I will send you an invoice for the deposit (50% of total). Once deposit is paid I'll add your project to my calendar & we'll work together on timeframe & details.
IS SHIPPING
INCLUDED?
In the U.S. & Canada I ship for free.
Shipping is included in the price of your purchase unless otherwise noted.
DO YOU SHIP
INTERNATIONAL?

International shipping is a flat fee of $10 for prints and $40 for paintings; this price includes packaging and handling.  Note that art may be subject to duties, taxes, or other fees based on the regulations of your country; please contact your local customs office for more details.  These additional fees may be calculated & invoiced after sale.

I reserve the right to cancel & refund an order due to shipping difficulty. 

Please allow roughly 2-3 weeks for printing, packaging, and shipping.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY PURCHASE?
Shipping times vary; please allow roughly 2-3 weeks for printing, packaging, & shipping.
Based on the type of piece you purchase and if you are receiving it via domestic or international shipping, it may be received sooner.
 
DO YOU PROVIDE REFUNDS?
It is very important to me that my customers love the art they purchase.
I do not offer refunds but will work with you on issuing a credit for use on another painting or commission if requested.  Returns must be requested within 3 days of receipt and return shipping/insurance must be covered by buyer. Paintings must be returned in original condition to qualify for credit. 
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ORIGINAL & A PRINT?
Prints are replicas of my original art.
I believe art should be affordable &  accessible to all, which is why I choose to offer prints for sale; I can reach a wider audience at lower price points. Prints allow me to continue sharing my art even after the original has been sold.
I love buying postcards of my favorite art from museums, & am glad I can offer that same small joy to clients!
 
By purchasing an original painting, you can see and touch the texture, appreciating that you are the only one who possesses that painting in its  definitive, genuine form.  Original art retains and increases in value, unlike most prints.
WILL OUT OF STOCK PAINTINGS BE RESTOCKED?
Unfortunately not.
Original art is one-of-a-kind.
I can offer prints of original paintings, or be commissioned to recreate a piece.
I may create variations on existing works in the future, so keep an eye on my newest listings.
Please email me if you have inquiries about a particular piece.
HOW DO YOU
MAKE YOUR
PRINTS?
I hire a local expertise shop to make these prints on Kodak Supra Endura VC luster photo paper in their Chromira Pro Lab wet-process printer.I have selected this method and material because it produces genuine, consistent color. These professionally made prints preserve the vibrancy and brushstrokes of the original painting.  If you would like a print on a different material, please contact me. Please note: computers & people see colors differently. I am happy to provide more images of a piece, just email me.
WHEN DO YOU HAVE NEW WORK AVAILABLE?
The best way to see my current work & what I have in progress is by following me on Instagram. 
 
 
If you see a particular piece that you love on Instagram, but it is not yet listed in my shop, please email maresimmonsart@gmail.com for pricing & size details. I can put paintings on reserve by request.
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Commissions

Commissioning art means you like my style (colors, themes, mediums) and you'd like an original piece that is designed based on your input.  This may be for similar work I've done in the past that is sold, or a piece created with a unique size or topic.


Pricing for commissions is based on the square inch formula used for all of my art, with an additional fee.  Only you know how much you'd like to spend on a custom piece, so be sure to communicate that with me and we can work together on a design appropriate for your budget. 

Use the contact form below to describe what you'd like including all the details and specifics you can think of. Suggestions of elements to consider:


   -Are there certain patterns or motifs you'd like included?

   -Do you have a preference on texture? Would you like to see the brushstrokes?

   -Dominant colors you'd like in the piece, any specific highlight colors or gold leaf accents?

 

Once I receive your request I will review it and respond with any additional questions.  I will build a mood board using the input you provide to confirm we're on the same page.  I require half of the final cost to be paid as a deposit for commissioned pieces. When I’ve completed your painting, I’ll send an image of the final piece for your approval, at which point you will submit the final payment and I will prepare the art for shipping

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