"My experience is that a well-crafted 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
Frequently asked questions
Are the paintings permanent? All my paintings that you find in private and corporate collections are original work. My acrylic work is painted on double-primed stretched canvas using only professional grade acrylic paints. The pigments are chosen for their optimum light fastness. Each painting receives an acrylic barrier for extra long-lasting UV protection.
How much do the paintings cost? The price in Cdn dollars is indicated in the caption at the bottom of each image. See also Price List
Are there extra costs? There is no added tax. Delivery service beyond the Ottawa area may have an added cost. Requests for special framing could incur extra expense. Please see 'Can I change the frame?' below.
Return policy? Yes. My policy is that within 30 days of purchase, any work may be returned with a full refund - no questions asked - or exchanged.
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. 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. #219XXX) and contact me. I am 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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