Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you based and can I see your work in person?

I am currently based in London, if you would like to see my work in person, please contact me by email at info@thebirdtalks.com.

 

What type of materials do you use and how do you finish your paintings?
 

I paint mostly with acrylic, I occasionally include oil pastels and other mixed media as a part of my creative process.  Most, but not all, canvas originals and some works on paper are varnished (a liquid sealant) to protect your painting from dust and light. For works on paper, framing behind a glass is best for protection and preservation.

 

I own a business, gallery or store and I'd like to display your work.

Thank you so much for your interest!  For inquiries about representation, licensing or wholesale opportunities, please contact me at info@thebirdtalks.com.


Do you work with interior designers?

Absolutely!  I’m happy to create custom paintings in any size to suit you and your client's vision.  For a consultation to discuss your requirements, please email me at info@thebirdtalks.com.


What is the difference between an 'Original Painting vs. a Giclee Print'?

Original paintings are hand painted by me using Acrylic and mixed media, these are unique, one of a kind pieces.  Giclee prints are copies of my original paintings, they have been photographed at high resolution and printed onto high quality canvas material.

 

Do you do commissions?

Yes I do.  For commission information, please visit our 'Commissions' page.


 

Do you ship internationally?

Yes. For UK and international shipping information, please visit our 'Policies' page.


 

How are shipping costs determined?

Shipping costs are calculated based on the price, weight and dimensions of the art work(s) and the shipping destination.  Shipping costs include packaging and handling.  Please note that art work may be subject to duties, taxes and/or fees according to your country's regulations. 

Please consult your local customs office for more details about duties and taxes. For a shipping cost estimate, please contact me at
info@thebirdtalks.com.

 

How will my large artwork be shipped to me?

Shipping within the UK:

Paintings are shipped flat in a box or package.  The largest painting that is shipped flat is 30x40 inches or 24x48 inches.  These are ready to hang on your wall straight from the packaging.  You may decide you want to frame these yourself.
 

Anything larger that a 30x40 inches or a 24x48 inches painting is removed from the wooden stretcher bars and rolled and then shipped in a tube.  An experienced local framer will be able to re-stretch your painting for you, please contact them directly for pricing.

International Shipping:
All paintings larger than 12x12 inches will be removed from stretcher bars and shipped rolled in a tube.  All paintings smaller than 12x12 inches are shipped flat in a box or package.



Will 'Out of Stock' paintings ever be restocked?
 

Unfortunately not.  All paintings are one of a kind originals, therefore I am unable to paint another exactly like the previous one.  I do recreate similar pieces with similar colour schemes so always check back for my newest listings.

 

How long does it take for me to receive my artwork?
 

All items are ready to ship within 4 weeks.  Giclee prints are made to order.  All items are shipped and are estimated to arrive

5-7 business days after shipment.  Please allow 3-4 weeks for international orders to arrive. This is just an estimate, individual locations may vary.

 

How do I care for my painting or print?
 

Original paintings should be dusted regularly with a soft cloth or brush and should be kept out of direct sunlight or heat source and away from water.  If your canvas has been sent to you rolled in a tube it should be framed as soon as possible to avoid damage.

Canvas prints should be framed as soon as possible to avoid damage.  A local framer will be able to mount your canvas print onto foam boards or stretched around stretcher bars.


 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions that haven't been covered here.

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