Artist Kate Marr

 
 
 
 
FAQs
 
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How much do paintings cost, and what size are the paintings?

I work in different media and size and have something to suit all wall sizes and budgets. Prices vary from £40-£595, and sizes currently range in size from 4”x6” to 27.5”x39”. Every so often paintings also go up in value as demand increases.

What if the painting I like has been sold?

Let me know which painting you like and I will see if I have something similar as I am always working on new pieces that are not listed on the website. You can also sign up to the newsletter which will keep you informed of my most recent work and when new collections become listed. This provides an early opportunity to view and purchase. I do take commissions as well, and have a waiting list. Please email me with your commission request and include any information and photos you have. Please also let me know which size and media you prefer and then I will give you a quote and time estimate. I cannot promise to replicate another painting exactly but it can be part of my inspiration - my style is always evolving.

How do I frame a painting myself?

I will let you know when you purchase a painting what framing requirements will suit your artwork. I try to work to standard sizes which makes framing easier. However, larger pieces will require custom made frames.

Works on paper:
I recommend you to find a beautiful mount / spacers and frame with glass, which you will love, and that suits your artwork and complements your home decor. UV glass is a good option if your artwork includes brusho or watercolour, or it can be framed with normal or non reflective glass if hung away from sunny areas in your space. Artwork up to A3 / A2 in size can be mounted to fit standard sized frames, and larger pieces may need bespoke framing by a framer.

Works on deep edge box canvas:
I paint their deep edges which are unlikely to warp, and they can be hung straight on the wall for a contemporary look. These can be framed if preferred with a tray frame or other which you prefer, and you would need to get these custom made.

Works on canvas board:
These need to be framed without glass if they contain oil paint. Boards come in standard sizes which can easily be framed.

How do you frame your paintings?

The framing prices quoted are for elegant off white natural looking frames. These are all bespoke and made by a professional framer.

How do you package artwork to post?

Carefully! When I package paintings I place a layer of glassine paper or acid free tissue paper over the top. I then bubble wrap them with 3 layers and add the care instructions, receipt and certificate of authenticity. Finally I pack into a cardboard box and it is ready to go.

How do you post a painting?

I post them with the Royal Mail, Parcelforce or different couriers. I make sure the paintings are insured and, if possible, tracked. If there is a particular courier you prefer, or art handler, I can certainly arrange this for you at an additional cost.

Do you accept refunds?

Please make sure you are certain of your choice before paying as, unfortunately, I do not accept refunds. Paintings are made with beautiful high quality materials which will last. I am happy to reserve a painting for a day for you if you would like to view it to decide whether to purchase or not.

Do you varnish paintings?

Works on paper:
Anything behind glass doesn't need to be varnished, as the glass protects the painting.

Works on canvas or canvas board::
Yes I do, one year after completion. I write the date of completion and varnishing details on the back of each painting. If you are not local, you can ask a reputable artist in your locality to varnish the painting for you if you purchased it within the year.

I can't afford the painting I would like right now, can I reserve it?

To make paintings more affordable I will accept payment in 2 instalments over 2 months for paintings over £300. You will receive the painting when all payments have been made in full. Please ask me for more information about this option, and which painting you would like to purchase. I will then send you the terms and a payment link or bank transfer details. If this option is still too expensive then let me know which painting you like and I will see if I have something similar available which is smaller and within your budget.

 
 

 
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