We guarantee the accuracy of our paintings so you are 100% satisfied. If for any reason you are unhappy with your painting, you may return it to us within 30 days at our expense, and we will do whatever it takes to correct the issue.
Being in the US, all of the artwork used for our paintings and website has been licensed. Our paintings are completely legal to buy, sell, create, ship, and transport. There is no need to worry about copyright infringement.
In the United States, Canada, and the European Union, an artist’s work is copyrighted until 70 years after his or her death. At which point his or her work enters the public domain. For artists who have been deceased longer than 70 years, although we can recreate their work however we wish, we still prefer to work with the museum which owns the artwork.
This is because the museum will usually provide us with a much higher resolution image than those available from other sources. So, with access to higher quality original details we can make a superior reproduction, which leads to a real distinction in quality.
If the artist has not been deceased for 70 years, it may still be possible to purchase permission from the museum housing the original painting and legally reproduce the artwork. But it’s not easy.
Yes, we can produce a painting that will fit into almost any budget. Our listed prices are based on the original size of an artist’s painting.
However if you would prefer, we are able to reproduce a painting’s original proportions in smaller more affordable sizes. Estimate the price of your painting, or contact us for more information regarding the price of the painting of your choice.
Yes! We can create a painting of your one perfect photo, or combine several of your photos in order to present them together as one original portrait. We can customize your painting by adding or removing as much detail as you choose. If you would like to add or remove someone from a picture - it’s not a problem!
It's important to note your photographs eventually wear out over time. They'll lose color and gain blemishes, so saving your family photos and favorite scenes as an oil painting is the ideal solution for perfectly preserving your memories for the long term.
Our preferred method of payment is through our shopping cart which allows you to pay via PayPal, your credit/debit card, or electronic bank transfer. We have found this to be one of the best and most secure methods of online payment available.
However, if you would prefer to use a wire transfer, Skrill, bitcoin or be mailed an invoice and pay by check, just let us know! As a small business, we have some flexibility.
Most of our reproductions are completed within 6-8 weeks. Extremely large and complex reproductions may take longer, as we give our artists all the time they need to complete their best work.
The oil paints that we use also need time to dry well enough to ensure that the painting can be packaged and shipped without an issue. We cannot always guarantee an exact delivery date; however, if you need something by a certain date, we can expedite shipping to make it arrive on time.
Our standard method of shipping is free — to everywhere in the world. Express shipping is an option. But as prices may vary, the cost would be on a case-by-case basis.
We take complete responsibility during the shipment of your painting and will do whatever it takes to ensure your painting arrives safely.
We often ship our paintings in custom made wooden crates because this preserves quality. All of our paintings are insured for the full amount during shipment. As a standard practice, we will send you a tracking number so you may follow your painting until it arrives safely at your doorstep. Please note that your painting will require a signature upon its delivery.
We use several types of high-quality canvas designed for use with oil paints, and from these we use the correct weave depending upon the painting being reproduced. Small portraits require linen with a finer weave than that of a larger landscape. As we understand how using the right canvas is essential for the overall beauty and life of your painting, our artist will select the best choice of canvas for your particular artwork.
Our artists are typically mid-career and copy the brushwork of old masters to further their knowledge and understanding of oil painting techniques. To ensure the highest quality in our paintings our artists have the highest qualifications. They all have formal artistic training, extensive oil painting experience, experience in copying fine art, a perfectionist mindset, a sharp eye for detail, patience and dedication to create superior results.
Copying the works of master artists is an old tradition in the European method of art instruction. For example, Vincent van Gogh copied 21 works by Jean-Francois Millet, and the Louvre has always encouraged artists to paint the masterpieces within their collection. Our artists wholeheartedly follow in this time-honoured tradition, and are well-practiced in reproducing the finest masterpieces for discerning clients.
We are located in the United States, so our US customers will not be charged any type of import tax, custom, or fee. If your country charges custom on imported goods from the United States, you will be responsible for any fees incurred. However, we will work with you regarding paperwork and shipping options, in order to ease the delivery process for you.
Is your favorite painting not yet on our website? We continually add new paintings to our catalog, so please tell us which painting it is that you would like to have by using the Contact us. We’ll be happy to research your request and provide you with a customized quote.
Absolutely not. We understand that the beauty of owning a hand painted reproduction artwork is having it appear as an exact replica of the original. All of our paintings are reproduced with every detail that the original artist added to their painting (including their signature if they signed it) and nothing else.
Our typical reproduction currently costs between $1000 and $2500, depending upon size, complexity, and licensing requirements. For reference, our Mona Lisa in its original dimensions is priced at $1749.
Most oil paint companies produce two product lines — student grade and professional artist quality. The difference between the two is typically the amount of pigment suspended within the oil. The oil itself will also vary as each company selects the type of oil they use.
There are differences in each color recipe. The differences can be felt by picking up a tube -- the better quality oil paint will have a higher pigment load and will feel heavier due to more pigment suspended within the oil. We encourage our artists to mix and match between the best brands and choose the appropriate colors for each painting. While an artist recreating an old master, such as Rembrandt, may choose a tube from Old Holland due to some of their recipes dating to 1644, another artist working on a more modern painting might prefer Blockx.
While reproducing Joseph Mallord William Turner, Winsor & Newton would be best as he was a regular user of their paints. As long as the paint is of professional artist quality and is a suitable selection, we have found that the particular brand of oil paint is less important than matching the needs and preferences of the individual artist.