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The paintings listed on this website are signed originals. I do not produce prints. A Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each painting when it is sold. Colours in the photos are true to the paintings but individual computer screens may alter the colour slightly. If you wish, I can send you a colour swatch which matches the painting exactly, to give you a better idea of the actual colour. Each painting comes with hanging hardware and hanging instructions/templates. For both “Morph” and Ling Jiao, a booklet showing all possible looks/configurations is also included.
About the Paintings
Construction and Design
The paintings have custom designed backgrounds, designed and constructed by me. Two or three separately hung canvases, often asymmetrically shaped, make up the final picture. The design of the picture works with the shapes of the individual canvases and the outline of the final picture may be non-rectangular. The framework for each piece is either canvas stretched on a solid wooden frame with reinforced corners, or canvas on ultra-thin plywood mounted on a stretcher frame. The canvas on wood is used for larger pieces which have long, narrow sections as this gives added stability and prevents future torquing. Frames are 1.5″ deep, with all edges museum wrapped. The motif/colour wraps around the sides. When completed, the pieces are coated with 2 coats of crystal clear UV protectant varnish to give them a tough finish and make them more damage resistant.
The medium for each painting is acrylic – paint, medium, modelling paste, gel and texture gel. All of the textures you see are made up of acrylic products.
My paintings are shipped via courier and are insured. Since it is obviously in my best interest to have your purchase arrive in perfect condition, the painting is extremely carefully wrapped in acid free materials, cushioned and shipped in very sturdy packaging. This may be cardboard or a wooden box, depending on size of container. Tracking numbers will be provided. The shipment will be sent out within 3-5 business days of receipt of payment, and updates of progress will be supplied to the buyer via email.
Paintings sold within a radius of 200 Km of the city of Toronto, Ontario can be delivered free of charge. Also, if the buyer is interested, the painting can be installed, free of charge, at the time of delivery.
I do ship to international locations, however, since the shipping cost cost varies from country to country, I would need to know the shipping destination to be able to quote an accurate shipping price. There would also be a duty and brokerage (and possibly a tax) fee associated with shipping to your country, which would be paid at the time of delivery to you. Other sellers say they ship free and build these additional costs into the price of the artwork, which I do not. So, if you are interested in having an artwork shipped to an international destination, please contact me and I will give you a breakdown of all costs relating to the shipment. You can then decide if you want to go ahead with the purchase before proceeding any further.
From the time you receive your shipment, you have 7 days in which to return your order. Original artwork must be returned using a traceable shipping method in its original condition and original packaging. Money owed will be refunded (less shipping cost and possibly customs fees fees into Canada if applicable) upon receipt of the artwork. Undelivered returns will not be reimbursed nor will reimbursement be provided for artwork NOT in its original condition. Money will be refunded in the eventuality that artwork can be proven to have been damaged during shipping. In this case, the buyer must notify me of damage by providing written proof of damage (description of damage and photos as well as keeping the damaged shipping material as proof) within 48 hours of receipt of shipment. I will then start a claims process with the shipper and provide a full refund (cost of painting and shipping charges) to the buyer. Customs and brokerage fees will not be reimbursed.
Commissions are gladly accepted. I would be delighted to work with you to create a special piece for your space. Unlike artists who use standard canvases, my paintings, because the canvas pieces are custom designed, have no size or shape limit. If you have a space in mind, I can create an artwork for it!