- Artist Mission Statement Note on Shipping Note on Pricing Note to Gallerists Note on Copyright
Artist Mission Statement
For the next ten years, from the fall of 2019 to sometime in 2029, it is my intention to steadily produce major original work for sale. My plan is to explore the unique media of portable true fresco, expand my ‘easel painting’ into figurative work, and continue to follow my inspiration, where ever it leads me.
Shipping: Time and Options
Original paintings ship almost immediately and take one to two weeks, depending on where you are.
Original work ships flat, on the support (or the stretchers) it was painted on.
Canvas prints ship rolled in a tube, and take two to three weeks, depending on how quickly I receive the print.
Most fine art paper prints ship in a flat package, and take two to three weeks, again, depending on the printers.
I will email you when your purchase has been shipped.
OPTIONS – JUST ASK
– If you want faster shipping, ask and I will give you expedited shipping options.
– If you would like a Gallery item in a larger size, ask. If possible to enlarge, I will give you the price.
– If you would like a Gallery item on paper printed instead on canvas, ask. It may be possible.
– If you want a canvas print put on stretchers, or stretched and framed in shadow box, ask. I will give you the price.
– Anything else…just ask –
A Note on Pricing:
At this stage of my artistic life I price original work by the square inch.
There are measurable factors that determine how much to charge. Just like any business, the cost to the Artist to produce and market their work is the base cost. The Artist should not create for free, of course, so their time is added to the cost. Thus, skill level and experience make the work more valuable.
The next factor is scale (generally the bigger the work the more difficult it is to make, and the greater the skill and cost of making it). Then the Artist factors in the medium used, reproducibility of the work and permanence.
For example, buon fresco (painting on wet plaster) is coloured water turned to stone. The work is absolutely permanent. No reproduction will match the impact of the original. The form requires master level pictorial design, advanced drawing skills, mastery of watercolour and the ability to paint as much as possible in strict eight hour segments. There is no overpainting. (Corrections require removing the section and starting again.)
On the other hand, drawings on paper or art made inside a computer are physically less demanding to create and can be reproduced virtually without loss of impact.
Thus the scale of cost goes: murals and fresco, oil painting, encaustic, acrylics, watercolors, pencils.
Originality and genius are included at no extra charge.
I price my work accordingly.
A Note to Gallerists
Gallerists are invited to contact me. Find me @ email@example.com
Should a gallery or Gallerist wish to represent me or sell my work, this is my policy:
– I will continue to sell my original work, in person or online.
– I will continue to price my work by the square inch and use this amount as my base compensation
– I will markup my base price to be consistent with the gallery or Gallerist’s pricing.
- This is the price the customer will see.
– I will not undercut the gallery or Gallerist’s selling price for similar work.
– Any gallery priced work I sell, I will inform the gallery or Gallerist, and remit their portion of the sale.
– I will promote the gallery or Gallerist, refer potential customers and put a link on my website.
Interested? Contact me.
A Note on Copyright
This site and all the images on it are world-wide copyright © Sean Arthur 2019 .
DO NOT COPY. Do not use without expressed written permission of the copyright owner.
As with all art sold world wide, the purchase of an original work or a print does not include the right to use or reproduce the image, the work or any element in it in any way. The Artist retains the copyright to the image itself.