Are you an artist, collector, or art lover? Hopefully, these frequently asked questions will give you the information that you need to better enjoy your online art shopping experience. If you don’t manage to find exactly what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to get in touch. I'd be happy to answer your questions.
Are archival, environmentally-friendly materials used?
The surfaces I paint on are chosen from my personal collection of up-cycled materials. I believe in lowering my environmental impact wherever I can and so I use scrape wood, metal, cardboard from shipping boxes, old canvases sourced from thrift stores, and even discarded lawn signs.
How does your commissions process work?
We start by talking about your project goals. Next, we'll discuss your ideal timeline and budget range.
Mural price is dependent on square footage and complexity of composition.
Fine art price is dependent on the dimensions and complexity of composition.
50% of the payment due upon signing, and the remaining 50% due upon completion.
What do I need to know about my limited edition print?
Limited edition prints are currently released in a run of 20 prints per artwork.
The paper used for printing is a heavy weight 100% cotton archival rag paper which gives a beautiful matte finish and texture for depth.
Current print paper size is 16 X 20 in.
All prints come with a 0.5 in white border to enable protective handling of your print during the production and packing process.
Current prints are priced at $100, plus taxes and shipping costs.
All limited edition prints are always hand signed and numbered in pencil.
Printed by a locally run business based here in Austin, TX.
Can I return my print or original artwork?
All items purchased from arieljaynewman.com are final sale and non-refundable - therefore there are no returns or exchanges if you change your mind, so please choose carefully.
Do you ship worldwide?
All unframed fine art prints can be shipped internationally and domestically, packaged and rolled up in a high impact tube for safe transportation. Original work will be shipped on a case-by-case basis.
Who is your postage provider?
All orders within the United States will be shipped with FedEx, UPS, and USPS. You will be supplied with a tracking number to keep an eye on your special delivery until it reaches its destination.
Are installment payment plans available?
Are you a small business? For larger projects, payments can be broken down into 3 monthly payments.
What currency is your online store using?
The online store is USD.
Do I offer framing?
At present, all fine art prints and originals are purchased unframed.
I’m new to buying art – where do I start?
The most important tips for any new collector:
Figure out what you like. The better education you have, the better collection you’ll have.
Determine what you’re buying. Are you buying something that you love and you want purely because you think it’s great? Or are you buying something that you love but you secretly want to be an investment? There are different types of purchases in the art world.
Set a budget. In your mind you really need to set a budget in terms of what you can afford, and I would say you have to be prepared to spend a little bit more. If you really love it, trust your instincts.
Do your research. The art world really can be overwhelming, so you should talk to people. Talk to other collectors, or appraisers, consultants.
Understand that size does matter. You want to be sure that the work fits in your apartment or home.
Track your purchase. There should be a clear, traceable path from artist to owner, and it should be documented: save emails, invoices, and receipts. If you eventually want to valuate or sell a work, it’s important to have this documentation.
You can read more about these tip on buying your first piece of art here.
Where can I see your artwork "in the flesh"?
As COVID restrictions lessen, I would be more than happy to schedule an appointment with you at my studio here in Austin. Galleries and art festivals I'm involved with will be posted to keep you up-to-date. You will also know the location of my public murals. My first mural is available for viewing on the west side of the Great Outdogs building in Downtown Austin, just south of Lady Bird Lake on Barton Springs Road.