Q: What if I only have an idea for the artwork?

A: We/I can usually take your idea or sketch and create a couple depictions for you. I always make sure to get your approval before going ahead with any painting or set up.

a 50% deposit is required for all commissioned pieces,

Q: How long is does it take for a commissioned piece to be finished?

A: This obviously is determined by the size and nature of your design.

Q: What about shipping?

A: You'll need to let us know if you require special shipping. I usually ship with FedEx as they are very kind to the art. Each painting is lovingly packed and carefully protected.  or design. A 50% deposit is required for all first-time orders.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I grew up in Chicago, City of Big Shoulders, where at the age of 8, I had the good fortune to have a new neighbor purchase the house next door to mine. she was called Frieda Davis and she painted iin oils and encouraged me to draw and paint. She was my earliest mentor. She was an excellent mentor in more ways than I can recount and had an enormous impact on me for the years that she lived there.
My artistic process has changed radically over the last 10 years due to a brain tumor which was removed during an emergency surgery.  I was an absolute realist until I couldn't be anymore. It took a little while to get used to the idea of painting things that didn't loo "real" but I believe I finally got there. Prior to the brain surgery, and unbeknownst to me, I had been having "silent seizures" which allowed me to speak with the likes of Picasso, Kandinsky, and even Georgia O'Keeffe. I told nobody about these conversations lest they lock me up!  My very favorite dead artist was  Mr. Kandinsky. He was always a gentleman and always suggested exactly the right color when I was stuck! On the other hand, Ms. O'Keeffe was most unhelpful and even rude. I didn't hold it against her though because being dead probably was no picnic. Although at first blush this makes me sound totally crazy,  really miss those convesations. But I can assure yo that I am just the regular amount of crazy now.
Prior to the brain surgery I  had a series of strokes all on one morning when I was supposed t be having a garage sale, All this necessarily changed the way I work. However, given the option between being alive and conversing with dead great artists, I think I made the right choice.
My husband and family agree.
Largely self-taught, I find that art is bleeding and/or laughing on the inside and covering the canvas with these feelings. I work each piece as if it were my last because it may just be. Processess and procedures are meticulous whether on pre-stretched canvas or hand-built panel. I want my art to survive me by as many years as possible.  When a collector puts out a great deal of money, he should be assured and confident that the work will be a good investment for generations.
All of what I create may  not work for everyone, however, some of what I create will always resonate with someone.
My words to live by are these: There is no day so terrible that I cannot go to my studio and make art!

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