PURCHASE INFORMATIONIf you have any questions or would like to inquire about purchasing a painting you can email me through the contact page on this website.
Pricing for Original Works
My works range in size from 5" x 5" up to 30" x 40" and from $800 up to $8,000. Each piece of artwork is priced based on a number of factors including size, the time that an individual work takes, cost of supplies and cost of framing. Occasionally works may be available un-framed if they have never been exhibited or are recently completed. Once a work is framed I will not unframe it for purchase.
For online purchases I accept PayPal and credit cards, as it helps to protect both buyer and seller. All payments must be made in US Dollars. I do not work without outside shipping companies not arranged by me. Payment must be made for exact amount due. Payments made with personal check or money order must clear the bank before any artwork is shipped.
Shipping Original Artwork
Shipping costs are on top of the price for the original artwork. Artwork is shipped with either UPS or USPS depending on the size of the box. If you have a Fed-ex or UPS account the shipping can be billed directly to your account, or it is added to the cost of the artwork.
I use regular mail service (USPS and UPS) to ship art all over the world. When shipping to collectors outside the U.S., quite often the maximum possible insurance is $500 (in some cases less). When the value of the artwork exceeds the available amount of insurance, you should consider the following options:
1. Accepting the Risk. In this case, you pay the standard shipping fee and we insure the art for the maximum amount allowable by that carrier. If the art is damaged or lost, you are responsible for the amount of loss exceeding the amount insured. In other words, we can only refund you the amount we can recover from the insurer. By paying us the standard shipping fee, you are accepting all risks beyond the amount of insurance the postal carrier will sell us for that package.
2. Private Insurance. It is possible for you to purchase private shipping insurance for your artwork before it is shipped. This is done at the purchasers expense. There are various online companies that provide this type of service.
Although I cannot guarantee the arts safety in transit, every effort is made to package the artwork so that it will minimize the change of damage. I can tell you that over the past few years I have shipped works of art to other countries, and the frequency of loss or damage has been very low. Nevertheless, it is important for you to understand the risk you take with shipping.
Prints can be purchased by using the drop down menu on an individual piece of artwork's page. If you do not see prints showing as available then they are not available. I do not reproduce prints larger than the original artwork. Generally prints are shipped within 3-14 days of the order. Prints shipped within the United states are shipped flat. Prints shipped outside of the US that are larger than 8"x10" are shipped rolled in a shipping tube.
I do everything I can to show my artwork on my web site as close as possible to the way that it looks in real life. However, if for any reason, you are not satisfied with your purchase, just notify me within 14 days of the arrival of the artwork and once the artwork is returned to me I will gladly refund you the purchase price (minus the shipping/insurance costs). The artwork and framing must be returned to me in the same condition that it was sent to you in. If you like the artwork, but not the framing, unfortunately re-framing the work is at the purchasers expense. I am happy to send a photo of any artwork in the frame prior to the purchase.
Availability of Original Works
Artworks marked as available on my web site usually are, however occasionally a work may have recently sold or a sale may be pending. At other times I may have works that are committed to upcoming exhibits or away at an exhibit. In this circumstance works can usually be purchased from the exhibition or you can ask to be notified after the show if the work does not sell. Please feel free to e-mail to inquire as to the availability of any artwork. Works at galleries for long term will be noted on that works individual page with a link to the gallery. Please contact the gallery directly to purchase those works (though feel free to tell them you found them through my web site!)
Copyright and Licensing
Bob Schwan specifically reserves copyrights on all images created by him, including original works which have been sold. Purchasing an original artwork does not give you the right to reproduce the work, unless you have talked with me about it and was have come to an agreement in writing. Ownership of an original work does not confer reproduction rights to that work. If you are interested in licensing an artwork for reproduction please feel free to contact me to discuss the possibility.
— Bob Schwan