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How are the original paintings made?
I use premium grade artist paints, mediums, varnishes, 450 gsm/12 oz heavy-weight canvasses, and 200-300 gsm cotton rag paper to make the paintings. The main brands are Winsor & Newton, Lefranc & Bourgeois, Golden, and Liquitex. I prefer to use Winsor & Newton and Lefranc & Bourgeois paints for their high pigment loading and colour intensity. Golden and Liquitex mediums are used for versatility. The paintings are finished with a permanent gloss/matte varnish or left unvarnished depending on what works aesthetically. The quality of the materials ensures the longevity of the paintings when properly cared for and stored.
Do the original paintings come with a certificate of authenticity?
My signature, title, and year of creation appear on the back of the canvas. These details are handwritten with archival pigmented ink or acrylic paint. Should you still require a certificate of authenticity, I would be happy to provide one free of charge.
How are the limited-edition prints made?
The original paintings are professionally scanned, colour matched and reproduced on museum-grade paper and ink by www.smlxl.com.au. The limited-edition print run is 25. The image size of the limited-edition print is 50 cm x 70 cm; it has a white border for framing purposes. The print process uses twelve colour Japanese pigment ink on Ilford 310 gsm textured cotton rag paper. Free delivery (Melbourne and suburbs within 25km).
The reproduction is a high-quality giclée fine art print that is archival, which means the paper will not brown and the colours will not change or fade for a significantly long time. The limited-edition prints are signed, titled, and numbered. The provenance of the print is verified by a handwritten certification on the back. I use archival pigmented ink to write and sign the print. Here is an example of the certification: "This is an authorised archival giclée limited-edition print 1 of 25 of the original acrylic painting on canvas entitled S264/2019 created by Selva Veeriah".
If you are interested in a limited-edition print, you can request a free A6 sample without any obligation to purchase. The A6 sample will show the quality of the limited-edition print. The paper and ink used in the A6 sample would be an exact match to the purchased prints. The 50 cm x 70 prints would fit A2 size ready-made frames.
You can also purchase a framed panel of three postcard-size prints. Free delivery (Melbourne and suburbs within 25km). These postcard prints (12 cm x 17 cm) are the same quality as the limited-edition prints. The postcard prints carry the name of the artist and title but are not signed. The frame (23 cm x 50 cm) is available in black and white. You get to choose the three images.
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What is the policy on returns?
I give a 14-day money-back guarantee if an original artwork or limited-edition print arrives damaged or you bought relying only on online images and the original or prints turns out to be other than what you expected. You'll get a full refund—no questions asked. I'll pay for the return shipment. On the other hand, if you made a purchase after inspecting the originals or prints and subsequently have a change of mind, then, I'll give you a full refund for damaged artwork but deduct delivery costs for change of mind.
The above return policies apply only to original artworks or limited-edition prints purchased directly from me. These policies do not apply to any purchase made through third parties like an art gallery (i.e., during or after an exhibition) and online art seller. You should refer to the third parties' return policies.
Are the paintings and prints sold framed or unframed?
Original paintings on stretched canvas are sold unframed. Each stretched canvas is painted on the sides and delivered ready to hang with D-rings and wire attached to the back; therefore, framing is optional. Original paintings on un-stretched canvas or paper are sold unframed; they would be delivered rolled up in a postal tube. Customers may request framing.
Click HERE to read my guide to framing.
How do you make payments for the purchases?
You'll receive an electronic invoice from me. You may choose to pay online with a credit or debit card by using a secure link to PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account for this purpose. PayPal has a surcharge for their services; those additional charges would be added to the amount payable by you. Alternatively, you may choose to avoid the surcharge, by making a fund transfer from your bank account to Selva Veeriah Artworks' NAB business account. Full payment is required before delivery.
How are the artworks packaged?
Original artworks on stretched canvas (framed or unframed) and limited-edition prints on stretched canvas would be shipped to local and overseas destinations in a reinforced cardboard box designed to withstand the challenges of transporting fragile items. It usually takes 2-3 hours to securely package an artwork from start to finish.
Original artworks on paper or un-stretched canvas would be shipped rolled up in a postal tube. The rolled-up artworks would be layered with acid-free tissue or glassine and placed in an acid-free waterproof plastic bag. Similarly, limited-edition prints on paper would be shipped in a tube.
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How are the artworks shipped?
I deliver for free within a 25km radius of the Melbourne CBD. Postage or courier charges apply to all other destinations. Whenever possible, I use Australia Post Express because it is reliable, reasonably fast, and costs much less than mainstream couriers. This results in savings for the customers. On shipment, the paintings are insured to the value of the sale price and require a signature on delivery. I can track the parcel from shipment to delivery via notifications from Australia Post. Generally, it takes 2-3 business days for delivery within Australia and 5-6 business days for overseas destinations. Sometimes, slight delays may be caused by customs procedure at the destination country.
Who pays the customs duties and import taxes?
As an overseas customer, you may be liable for additional import taxes, customs duties, and VAT in your country. Please make the necessary enquiries before making a purchase. Many countries do not impose import taxes or customs duties on original works of art (i.e., paintings, drawings, pastels, collages and decorative plaques with or without frame).
How should a painting be hung, handled, and preserved?
Click HERE to read my guide on hanging, caring for, and storing your paintings.
Who owns the copyright in the paintings?
It's universally recognised that copyright in an artwork remains with the artist unless expressly transferred or assigned to the buyer. This simply means you cannot, among other things, reproduce the artwork in any form for profit or otherwise without my permission. However, you can profit by leasing, selling, or exhibiting the artwork without my permission. When exhibiting a painting, you must always identify me as the author of the work and not use it in any manner that is harmful to my reputation. I consent for you to share photos of the artworks on social media with the appropriate attribution.