Purchase Policies for Artwork


  • • Paintings purchased at my studio or at an art show must be returned within 7 calendar days from purchase, undamaged.
  • • There is a 25% administrative fee on the purchase price for all returns.
  • • Damaged paintings will not be accepted for a return or refund.
  • • Paintings bought through the artist’s silent auction at Open Studios are not returnable.
  • • If a customer’s check bounces, there is a $50 fee that is due to the artist for the bounced check.
  • • If a customer cancels a check for the purchase of a painting, and is in possession of the painting, the full amount is due immediately.

International Sales of Paintings

  • • International sales of paintings directly through my website are not returnable, and the price of the painting will not be refunded.
  • • International sales are paid through wire to the artist’s financial institution prior to the shipment of the art.
  • • A fee is set for the conversion costs of currency, depending on currency values at the time of the wire.
  • • The painting must be paid for in full prior to shipment.
  • • Shipment costs are assumed by the buyer and are factored into the price of the painting.
  • • There are no refunds or returns on international sales.


  • • Paintings purchased through galleries, both international and domestic, abide by the gallery’s policies on purchases and refunds.


  • I am happy to take commissions for paintings.
  • • Fifty percent of the purchase price is due before the painting is begun.
  • • There is no refund for these funds.
  • • The agreement on the painting is achieved by both customer/commissioner and artist.
  • • Customer and artist agree to a date that the painting will be completed.
  • • The customer and artist agree on a date to view the art prior to its completion.
  • • Upon completion of the painting, the customer/commissioner will receive the painting at my studio.
  • • Prior to taking possession of the painting, the full price of the painting plus taxes is due. All checks must be cleared by the customer’s and artists banks or financial institutions.
  • • If the painting is shipped, the customer assumes the cost of shipping.
  • • There are no refunds for commissioned work.

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Photography by Linda Saytes and John Arbuckle. Website by Pilgrim.