FAQ

Q: Do you ship to APO/FPO/DPO?
A: Absolutely!! I personally ship the In Stock Items and ship military mail, and Fine Art America ALSO ships military mail for print-to-order pieces! Just be sure to allot the appropriate amount of time for your order to arrive!

Q: How do I start a commission with you?
A: Use the "Commission Request" link in the header to fill out a commission questionnaire. I will contact you with more details after that. 

Q: How much are your commissions?
A: You will receive a firm quote before I start on your piece. My prices are subject to change, and additional fees may apply to your specific piece. For reference, a 5x7 starts at $60, 8x10's start at $110, and 11x14's start at $200 (all prices include shipping, and are for all mediums)

Q: Your commission prices are too steep for me, can I commission a print instead?
A: Yes-ish. When a commission is initiated, you can choose to receive the original, or you can choose to apply the cost toward a set of prints of the image. Print credit will be applied only to prints of the commissioned piece and on one order - but find a few friends who also want the print and it can work!

Q: What is the difference between your different styles?
A: I have an expanding collection of 'ways' that I create my artwork. The ones I offer most commonly are watercolor, watercolor and ink, watercolor overlay and graphite. 
Watercolor is just that: JUST watercolor. No pencil lines, no ink lines, no shading other than paint. 
Watercolor and Ink is what my We Call Them Home series was done in. It's watercolors, but the structure of the piece has been inked before painting. It has a bit more definition and is a little bolder where just watercolor is a bit softer.
Watercolor Overlay is a graphite piece that I tint with watercolor. The details and shading come from the graphite pencil where the coloring comes from a layer of watercolor on top.
Graphite is JUST pencil. Black and white only. It is sealed with a fixative before shipment to reduce/prevent any smearing of the soft 'lead.'
**Visual examples of each with a repeat of the descriptions are listed at the bottom of this page. Or look through my portfolio and print portal for a more comprehensive collection**

Q: Where is the painting of "X" base?
A: The only bases in my series are the 17 Marine Corps Designated Bases in the United States. A few people have commissioned additional signs/buildings by providing me with accurate reference photos, and you are welcome to do the same! Their pieces are also available as prints in my "Print-To-Order" portal to Fine Art America (my printer).

Q: Can you do "X" from the Navy/Army/Air Force/Coast Guard?
A: Sadly, no. I am a licensed Hobbyist with the Marine Corps Trademarking Office, but the other branches do not have a similar program for me to enroll in. Not all "military" images fall under the need to trademark, so if you are interested, contact me with a reference photo and I'll let you know if I can do it or not!

Q: Do you offer wholesale pricing?
A: Yes. For orders of 25 or more, a 20% discount code will be provided for in-stock or special-order items. If you are looking to bulk order from the Print-To-Order portal, contact Fine Art America directly for pricing.

Q: How do you calculate shipping?
A: It's based on weight so you get the most affordable option. To do this, I now have "in stock" items and then Fine Art America provides all "Print To Order" items. You can't combine orders from the two places, but that's honestly to SAVE you money. Fine Art America has a "portal" on my website so you'll deal directly with FAA, but you'll never leave the site! It allows you to get my artwork on all SORTS of crazy stuff! Their shipping is calculated on their website, but I have found it to be reasonable!

Q: Will you frame or mat prints for me?
A: Not personally. BUT here are some links for frames and mats that I love that you can get off Amazon! Personally, I prefer a double, black and white mat board in a black frame. This frame from Timeless Expressions I have personally ordered and really liked it. Good quality, and affordable! I have also personally ordered double mats with a backing board and bag for gifting unframed pieces from Golden State Art. The have lots of options and sometimes their mats are available on prime! Their selections do vary on Amazon frequently, but they're also available directly on their website (often for less!!) Here's a link to their selection of mats/backing/bags


If you really don't want to do it yourself, consider ordering your piece on the Print-To-Order Portal. Fine Art America *does* mat and frame and will ship it ready-to-hang directly to your door... for much less than a place like Michael's would charge. They have TONS of framing and matting options so you can get EXACTLY what you want, and they also have a satisfaction guarantee in case something goes wrong.


**Continued from above**
A visual example of the differences between my art styles.

Watercolor is just that: JUST watercolor. No pencil lines, no ink lines, no shading other than paint. 
Watercolor Example

 

Watercolor and Ink is what my We Call Them Home series was done in. It's watercolors, but the structure of the piece has been inked before painting. It has a bit more definition and is a little bolder where just watercolor is a bit softer.
Watercolor and Ink

 

Watercolor Overlay is a graphite piece that I tint with watercolor. The details and shading come from the graphite pencil where the coloring comes from a layer of watercolor on top.

 



Graphite is JUST pencil. Black and white only. It is sealed with a fixative before shipment to reduce/prevent any smearing of the soft 'lead.'