How do I purchase an original painting?
- You can browse through the gallery online and and purchase online securely.
- Contact the gallery, or event, where the original painting is being displayed, and their contact info is located next to each respective image.
- Contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about a piece and how to purchase it through that gallery or museum show.
Do you take commissions for original paintings?
Yes, I do have a waiting list for commissions and am happy to take them on, as long as it is a subject that I am comfortable painting! If you already are a client of one of the fine galleries listed that currently represent my work, please contact them for more info on taking a commissioned piece by me, so that they can get credit for this special piece as well. Or you may contact us for more information, and please let us know if you are a client of one of these galleries. The galleries that we work with are our business partners, and prices for a commissioned work will be the same through us, as they would be through the galleries that represent my work.
My normal fees for a commissioned piece are 50% down upon acceptance, and the balance due upon completion, prior to shipping. Shipping costs are not included in my quote.
What is the wait time for a commissioned painting?
It depends on the time of year and the size of the painting. Smaller works typically run 2-3 months out, and larger works are scheduling 6-9 months out. Again, it depends on the time of year and Sharon’s current show schedule.
Where can I find your work in person?
You can view my original paintings at these galleries or at the shows listed on our Events page.
What is a Giclée Print?
Giclée printing is one of the finest reproduction methods available in the fine art market today. The word “Giclée” is French for “fine spray”. The Giclée printing process, when executed according to it’s highest standards, has been recognized by many artists and institutions around the world as a fine art, museum-quality reproduction. Our Giclée prints are produced using only the finest archival pigment based inks, on either archival canvas. After a long sampling process to ensure that the color reproduction in each print is as close to the original painting itself, the color information is then sent to a sophisticated printer that is specifically designed to produce this type of print with the utmost accuracy. The image is formed by the spraying of fine dots of ink on the media, at the rate of up to one million droplets of ink per second. After each print has been completed, it is then inspected to ensure it meets our highest standards of quality. If the print is produced on canvas, it is then coated with an archival coating, to protect it from moisture and damaging ultraviolet light, since a canvas print need not be framed under glass. It is then hand signed and numbered by Sharon. We are very proud of the fine quality of prints which we offer to our collectors. They are created with meticulous attention to detail and quality.
What does gallery wrapped mean?
A print that is gallery wrapped is one that is already stretched on stretcher bars, wired, and ready for immediate hanging. Because the image wraps around the sides of the stretcher bars, giving the print more of a contemporary look and feel, there is no need for additional framing, unless the customer so chooses.
How do I care for a Giclée print on Canvas?
Giclée prints should be treated with the same care as any piece of fine art. It is important to be aware that sunlight can cause permanent damage to anything: car paint, upholstery, our skin, original paintings, and Giclée prints, all if exposed for enough time, over periods of time. Invisible ultraviolet rays from sunlight and fluorescent light will cause the most damage to all of the above. Artwork, original or reproduction, should never be placed where it will be exposed to direct sunlight. Giclée prints that are done on canvas do not need to be framed under glass, however should be treated with the same care that you would use with an original oil painting. Simply use a very soft cloth of feather duster to lightly dust the surface of it when it requires it. Your print has been coated with a U.V.. protector, which inhibits the damaging effects of ultraviolet light, dust, and humidity. You would not use paper mats with a Giclée on canvas, as those always have to be framed under glass. Consult a reputable framer to assist you in choosing the proper framing for your print, so that you may enjoy it for years to come!
How do you ship your artwork?
We ship all of our artwork via FedEx with tracking.
Who does your printing?
Century Editions in Scottsdale, AZ does all our Giclée printing.
Do you sell your artwork framed?
Framing is available but very limited selections.
If there are other questions you may have about Sharon’s work or the prints we offer, you can always contact us, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Thank you for your time and interest in Sharon’s work!