"My experience is that an original painting that you really love and choose for yourself just keeps on giving back, as long as you own it; and even after it's passed on to someone else." - Charles Spratt. "Whenever I see a Charles Spratt painting, I recognize the strong brush work and design but most of all it's about the light" - collector
Frequently asked questions
Describe the workmanship. All paintings are original work. They are painted on double-primed stretched canvas using professional grade acrylic paints. The pigments are chosen for the optimum light fastness. Each painting receives an acrylic barrier for extra UV protection.
How much do the paintings cost? The prices are the same: in my studio and the galleries. Please see Price List
Are there extra costs? As of Oct. 1st, 2019, there is no HST added charge. Delivery service beyond the Ottawa area may have an added cost. Requests for special framing could incur a cost. Please see 'Can I change the frame?' below.
Return policy? Yes. My policy is that within 30 days of purchase, any work may be exchanged with an adjustment for any price difference.
Method of Payment? PayPal, credit card, bank transfer and acceptable terms.
Where can I view the work? Ask to see my work at any of the listed galleries and at my studio by appointment only.
Can I change the frame? My paintings come with a simple floating black frame that is very popular these days. If you prefer something else, I would be pleased to deduct $100 - $200, depending on the size of the painting, from the price and can recommend several professional framers.
Where can I go to have a painting repaired? I have a number of contacts that I have personally used and recommend. If it's something involving my work, I may be able to help.
How do I identify a C.Spratt original? Look on the back of the painting and find the catalogue number. e.g. #219---. Contact me and I would be happy to give you more information concerning the work. I have received inquiries from clients that have owned my paintings for as long as 40 years. The catalogue number helps me to identify the work.
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