Frequently asked questions

 

 

WHAT GLAZING DO YOU USE IN YOUR FRAMES?

for all of our prints WE USE ACRYLIC GLAZING. we made the decision that acrylic is by far the best option for our frames. It offers higher uv protection than standard glass, doesn't cause discolouring of the artwork, lets in more light for clearer visibility and ultimately is far lighter and safer to handle making it better for hanging ON WALLS/MANTLEPIECES and deliverING IN PERFECT CONDITION! 

 

DO YOU HAVE INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY?

YES WE DO! ONCE YOU ARE THROUGH TO CHECKOUT YOUR DELIVERY COSTS ARE CALCULATED BASED ON YOUR PREFERENCES. YOU WILL THEN RECEIVE A TRACKING NUMBER ONCE YOUR PARCEL IS RECEIVED BY OUR COURIER. 

 WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A COMMISSION, ORIGINAL AND PRINT?

ALL PAINTINGS ARE ORIGINAL PIECES OF ART HANDMADE BY SOPHIE IN THE STUDIO. SOPHIE’S ABSTRACTS ARE THE MOST POPULAR ORIGINAL ARTWORK SOLD, HOWEVER SHE DOES paint ANIMAL COMMISSIONS. ANIMAL ORIGINALS ARE PAINTED ON LARGE SCALE DEEP-EDGE CANVASES, ABSTRACTS ARE PAINTED ON A MIXTURE OF PAPER AND CANVAS.

COMMISSIONS ARE essentially requests, so all commissions are originals but not all originals are commissions (are you following?)! sophie get’s a lot of animal commissions, in fact that is how she started up her business. clients would send pictures of their pets or choose their favourite animals for sophie to paint.

PRINTS ARE REPRODUCTIONS OF original artworks. to create a print, high resolution photographs are taken of the artwork and then printed out on a supersized printer (honestly you’ve never seen a printer so big!) all prints are a limited edition of 250 (unless otherwise stated) and come signed along with a unique edition number.

HOW DO I BUY AN ORIGINAL PIECE OF ART?

YOU HAVE THREE OPTIONS!

1. GET AN ABSTRACT 100

YOU CAN BUY AN ABSTRACT HERE! THESE ARE BASICALLY PRE-ORDERS AND ARE WHAT WE CALL ‘BLIND ABSTRACTS’. YOU SELECT A COLOUR SCHEME & AN EMBELLISHMENT AND THEN GET A SURPRISE IN THE POST. THIS GIVES SOPHIE COMPLETE CREATIVE FREEDOM TO PRODUCE HER BEST WORK.

2. BUY A COMPLETED PAINTING

THE NEXT OPTION IS TO BUY AN ALREADY COMPLETED PIECE OF WORK. SOPHIE POSTS REGULAR UPDATES ON HER INSTAGRAM FEED ABOUT WORK THAT IS AVAILABLE TO BUY INSTANTLY! IT’S A ‘FIRST COMMENT GET’S IT’ THING, SO ACT FAST!

ALTERNATIVELY IF YOU SEE SOMETHING YOU LIKE EITHER ON THE WEBSITE OR INSTAGRAM, GET IN TOUCH AND WE CAN LET YOU KNOW WHETHER IT IS STILL AVAILABLE TO BUY.

3. COMMISSION YOUR VERY OWN

IF IT’S NOT AVAILABLE, NO PROBLEM BECAUSE YOU CAN COMMISSION SOMETHING SIMILAR! IE. IF YOU LIKE THE PSYCHEDELIC LION (A POPULAR ONE!) YOU CAN COMMISSION ANOTHER ONE, PAINTED ESPECIALLY FOR YOU!

OR… THE EXCITING PART, YOU CAN COMMISSION ANYTHING YOU LIKE (ANIMAL/ABSTRACT). WITH A COMMISSION YOU ARE ABLE TO PICK YOUR OWN COLOURS, SIZE, STYLE ETC. AND HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE SAY IN THE FINAL PRODUCT. HOWEVER..AN ARTIST IS ALWAYS ABLE TO PRODUCE THEIR BEST WORK WHEN GIVEN TOTAL CREATIVE FREEDOM- IT’S ENCOURAGED!

SEND US A MESSAGE IF YOU WANT TO KNOW A BIT MORE AND ARE INTERESTED TO COMMISSION SOMETHING.

 

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A STANDARD AND BESPOKE FRAME

OUR STANDARD OPTION IS A SOPHISTICATED BLACK WOODEN FRAME WITH A SMOOTH MATTE FINISH AND A WHITE SINGLE MOUNT. IT’S STRIKING AND VERSATILE AND AVAILABLE AS A CHEAPER ALTERNATIVE THAN YOUR AVERAGE HIGH-STREET FRAMERS AND BETTER QUALITY THAN YOUR QUICK-FIX - ALSO SAVES YOU THE HASSLE!

OUR BESPOKE FRAME IS A HIGH QUALITY, HAND FINISHED PREMIUM FRAME IN A BRUSHED GREY WITH A DEEP MOULDING, A WHITE SLIP AND A DOUBLE MOUNT FOR THE ARTWORK. THESE FRAMES ARE MADE ESPECIALLY IN A PROFESSIONAL FRAMING STUDIO AND HAVE A LONGER LEAD TIME THAN OUR STANDARD FRAME OPTION DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE WORK. THE IMAGES WE USE DEMONSTRATE THE STYLE OF THE FRAME AND MOUNT BUT EACH FRAME IS UNIQUE TO THE ARTWORK. THIS OPTION REALLY IS THE Crème de la crème!

I AM GOING TO FRAME THE PRINT MYSELF, WHAT SIZE
FRAME DO I NEED TO BUY?

WE HAVE MADE THIS EASY ESPECIALLY FOR YOU AND THIS HAS BEEN A MONSTER FOR US TO GET RIGHT! ALL OF OUR PRINT SIZES ARE STANDARDISED TO FIT A3, A2, A1, A0 FRAMES. SO WHEN YOU ORDER A PRINT FROM US, ALL YOU NEED TO ASK FOR IS A FRAME OF THOSE SIZES. SIMPLE!  OUR PRINTS INCLUDE AN AREA FOR A MOUNT AND ARE SIZED TO SIT PERFECTLY BEHIND IT, SO THIS MEANS YOU DON'T GET WONKY, LOPSIDED ARTWORK! (PLEASE NOTE THE FRAME SIZES ARE A SIZES, NOT THE IMAGE SIZES!) YOU CAN VIEW ALL OF OUR DIMENSIONS HERE.

 

HOPE THIS HELPS!

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