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What type of materials are used to make the original paintings?
We use premium grade artist paints, mediums, varnishes, 450 gsm/12 oz heavy-weight canvasses, and 200-300 gsm cotton rag paper to make the paintings. The main brands are Golden, Winsor & Newton, Lefranc & Bourgeois, and Liquitex. I prefer to use Golden, Winsor & Newton and Lefranc & Bourgeois paints for their high pigment loading and colour intensity. Golden and Liquitex mediums are used for versatility. The paintings are finished with a permanent gloss/matte varnish or left unvarnished depending on what works aesthetically. The quality of the material ensures the longevity of the paintings when properly cared for and stored.
Do the original paintings come with a certificate of authenticity?
The artist signature, title of the artwork, and year of creation appear on the back of the artwork. These details are handwritten with archival pigmented ink or acrylic paint. Should you still require a certificate of authenticity, I would be happy to provide one free of charge.
How are the prints made and sold?
The prints are made by www.smlxl.com.au. The limited-edition prints come in two sizes: 50 x 70 cm and 21 x 29.7 cm (A4). The print run for the 50 x 70 cm is 50. The print run for the 21 x 29.7 cm is 100. The prints are made using twelve colour Japanese pigment ink on Ilford 310 gsm textured cotton rag paper. The image size of the limited-edition print is 50 x 70 cm; it has a white border around the image for framing purposes. The A4 size print has no border.
The reproduction is a high-quality giclée fine art print using fade-resistant ink that is archival. The paper will not brown and the colours will not change or fade for a significantly long time when kept under proper conditions. The limited-edition prints are signed, titled, and numbered. The provenance of the print is verified by a handwritten certification on the back. The artist uses archival pigmented ink to write and sign the print. Here is an example: "This is an authorised archival giclée limited-edition print 23 of 100 of the original acrylic painting on canvas entitled S264/2019 created by Selva Veeriah".
Are the original paintings and prints sold framed or unframed?
Original paintings on stretched canvas are sold unframed. Each stretched canvas is painted on the sides and delivered ready to hang with D-rings and wire attached to the back; therefore, framing is optional. Original paintings on un-stretched canvas or paper are sold unframed; they would be delivered rolled up in a postal tube.
Click HERE to read my guide to framing. You can also watch the videos on how to flatten and mount the rolled artwork.
What is the return policy?
we give a 14-day money-back guarantee if an original artwork or print arrives damaged. The same money-back guarantee applies if you bought relying only on online images and the originals or prints turn out to be other than what you expected. You'll get a full refund—no questions asked. I'll pay for the return shipment. This return policy only applies to original artworks or prints purchased directly from me.
How are the original paintings and prints packaged?
Original artworks on stretched canvas would be shipped to local and overseas destinations in a reinforced cardboard box designed to withstand the challenges of transporting fragile items.
Original artworks on paper or un-stretched canvas would be shipped rolled up in a postal tube. The rolled-up artworks would be layered with acid-free tissue or glassine and placed in an acid-free waterproof plastic bag. Similarly, the 50 x 70 cm limited-edition prints would be shipped rolled in a tube, but the 21 x 29.7 print would be shipped in a reinforced envelope.
Click HERE to see photos of the packaging.
How are the original paintings and prints shipped?
We use Australia Post Express or couriers services to deliver the artworks. On shipment, the artworks are insured to the value of the sale price and require a signature on delivery. I can track the parcel from shipment to delivery via notifications from the service provider.
How long does it take for delivery to the customer?
The sold artworks are despatched within 2-3 business days. Generally, it takes 3-4 business days for delivery within Australia and 5-7 business days for overseas destinations. Sometimes, slight delays may be caused by customs procedure at the destination country. [Due to Covid-19 there are delays up to 6 business days longer than the usual delivery time.]
Who pays the overseas customs duties and import taxes?
As an overseas customer, you may be liable for additional import taxes, customs duties, and VAT in your country. Please make the necessary enquiries before purchasing an artwork. Many countries do not impose import taxes or customs duties on original works of art (i.e., paintings, drawings, pastels, collages and decorative plaques with or without frame).
How should a painting (and prints) be hung, handled, and preserved?
Click HERE to read my guide on hanging, caring for, and storing your paintings.
Who owns the copyright in the purchased originals or prints?
It's universally recognised that copyright in an artwork (original or print) remains with the artist unless expressly transferred or assigned to the buyer. This simply means you cannot, among other things, reproduce the artwork in any form for profit or otherwise without my permission. However, you can profit by leasing, selling, or exhibiting the artwork without my permission. When exhibiting a painting, you must always identify the author of the artwork and not use it in any manner that is harmful to their reputation.
Can the purchased artwork be shared on social media?
The artist consents to you sharing the artwork images on social media with the appropriate attribution.