FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How can I purchase your artwork?
You can purchase original artworks by fillIing out the COMMISSION FORM, also found under the 'Shop' section of this website for future reference.
How much do you charge for original artwork?
Prices vary depending on a range of considerations, some of which are listed within the commission form.
Can you ship to any country?
Yes, worldwide shipping is available where a valid address is provided for tracking and registration. All shipping costs will be covered by the client. Shipping costs are calcuated prior to execution and are included in the final invoice.
How do I make a payment?
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What are your available Payment Plans?
Can I use an image of your artwork?
No. Prior approval should always be sought and granted before my artwork is used. See "Copyright" under Terms & Conditions for the terms of usage / personal and commercial compliance.
Do you accept commissions for digital work?
THE COMMISSIONING PROCESS
All commissions are processed via the commission form or via email. Emailed requests should still answer all the questions in the form.
Using the information you provide, a price quote is calculated and sent to you.
Email correspondence, calls, or any preferred communication will follow, to ensure mutual understanding of your request. Depending on the nature of the commission, thumbnail sketches, a vision board, or concept write-up may be sent and discussed.
A tentative date of issue, a Payment Plan* and any special terms (e.g royalties or licensing) are agreed upon and a final invoice is generated to initiate the transaction.
Your artwork is created and preview images are sent to you for review. One to two (1 — 2) revisions may be permitted/included but further revisions are negotiable at a cost.
The final artwork is track shipped to your address (if physical), emailed to you (if digital), or arrangeable for pick up by you or an authorized person. Original paintings will NOT include frames. The final product will include a Certificate of Authenticity (physical or digital), outlining any special terms if applicable.
Art prints are reproductions of an artwork to be distinguished from 'originals' which are the primary works handmade by the Artist.
Limited Edition prints are art prints which have a set number produced, signed, and numbered directly by me. Once they are sold out, they may rarely be sold again, deeming their exclusive value. These come on offer occasionally but can be requested/inquired about via email.
COPYRIGHT & USAGE
All signed and unsigned artwork, drawings, paintings, photographs, written works, digital and graphic design is protected by the provisions of international law on Intellectual Property and is copyrighted © Ethel-Ruth Tawe (The Artist). Do not infringe the rights relating to such elements by reproducing, displaying, modifying, adapting, translating, extracting and / or reusing a qualitatively or quantitatively substantial part; to the excluding acts necessary for their normal and properly credited function.
The Artist owns all rights to the work unless explicitly licensed via contractual agreement. Any reproduction therefore is prohibited and constitutes an infringement to its detriment. Any full or partial reproduction may constitute unlawful production liable to prosecution for counterfeiting.
The sale of a work does not transfer to its buyer the right to reproduction. No exploitation and particularly any commercial use is permitted without consent and compensation. Any third party will be subject to prior negotiation and agreement with the Artist.