The portrait hangs in our bedroom where we see it every morning when we wake up. It continues to be the most cherished gift we received on our wedding day.
~Anna & David Sobon
I commissioned a portrait of our beloved Kitty Carlisle for my teenage daughter last Christmas. She is a hard one to buy for and this was the perfect, special gift. She loved it and I do as well. In fact, I loved it so much I had Brooke do a second one of my daughter and Kitty for her birthday. We love the pair and love working with Brooke.
The painting arrived and is even more beautiful than I ever expected! I'm totally transported. I'm mad about this one. Can't wait to get my next one!
Artist & Collector
Q. What kind of payments are accepted?
A. You can pay online using Paypal or a credit card. Payments may be processed over the phone if preferred. I will also accept bank transfers and personal checks.
Q. How will the painting be shipped?
A. I personally package each painting to ensure its safe delivery. Artwork is shipped via FedEx and will be insured for the full purchase price while in transit. A signature will be required (the painting will not be left unattended!) and a tracking number provided for delivery.
Q. When will the painting arrive?
A. Artwork typically arrives within 2 weeks of purchase date, sometimes sooner. Special accomodations can be made, though shipping surcharges will occur for overnight delivery, etc.
Q. What could delay the arrival of art?
A. If you chose the framing option, this can sometimes delay the delivery date. I have a limited stock of frames and may have to order out of house to best fit your order.
Q. Are there discounts or coupons?
A. Yes! Sign up to receive coupon codes that can be applied to your current and future orders.
Q. Is there a bulk discount for multiple purchases?
A. I do offer discounts if you fall in love with more than one piece! Contact me and I'll send you a coupon to use at checkout.
Q. Can a painting be returned?
A. Your satisfaction is extremely important to me! If you are unhappy with your purchase, you may return a painting within 14 days of delivery. The painting must be returned in exactly the same condition it arrived and be packaged in the same protective manner. Please have FedEx complete the proper packaging of the art, the insurance requires it!
Q. How is a return initiated?
A. Contact me with your request and I will email you a return shipping label to use. You do not have to pay return shipping! I feel comfortable offering this generous return policy because I've never had an unhappy collector and I plan to keep it that way.
Q. How does the commission process work?
A. The first step is to fill out this simple questionaire. I will then put together a few ideas with different price points and we will work together to imagine the best painting for you. I love the collaborative element of creating custom work! After we have agreed on size, price, colors etc. a 50% non-refundable deposit is required to start the painting. I will send you photos and videos as the painting evolves and you are encouraged to make suggestions and request specific changes throughout the whole process. When I consider the painting complete I will send you a photo for your final approval. Small changes can still be made at this point if something looks wrong to you. If you are happy, the final 50% payment is due and the painting will be shipped promptly. If you are not happy and we can't reach an agreement on the finish of the painting, you do not have to pay the final 50%. I will keep the artwork and we can leave it at that.
Q. How often are new paintings available?
A. I'm creating new works almost every day! New paintings are unveiled on my blog first and are added to this Shop when they are available for purchase. You can "follow" the blog to get email alerts everytime I post something new.
Welcome to my Studio Shop! I'm thankful for your interest in my art and excited to help you navigate the art buying process. If this is your first time purchasing a painting, I encourage you to read my 5 Reasons to Own Original Art blog post first.
When you purchase a painting from this shop, I receive 97%. By cutting out the middle man (galleries typically take a 50% commission) I can keep my prices affordable and reinvest to help cover the cost of my painting supplies, studio rent, etc.
Essentially, your purchase directly supports the production of more art.
Connecting people with art they love is one of the best feelings in the world.
I offer monthly payment plans and layaway programs, if needed, to help you own an original oil painting. Please reach out with any questions or concerns you may have.
Can't decide or find what you're looking for? I'd love to create a custom piece for you! Please send me message for a free quote or visit my sister site Portraits by Brooke.
I look forward to seeing which painting you choose!
In deep gratitude for your support the arts,
Artist & Owner
A Message from the Artist