Q: What prices do your artworks bring
A: I have a variety of styles with my Artworks. I paint with watercolours, gouache and also produce photopolymer etchings.
Small etchings typically sell for around $100+, with large multiplate and hand coloured etchings selling for around $1000. I have a range of cards which generally sell for between $5.50 and $9.00.
Original watercolours and gouache paintings are priced from $1,500 through to $10,000+ depending on the size and complexity of work. Smaller artworks are also available.
I also paint on a Commissions basis – these artworks are generally in the $3,000 + price range depending on size, complexity and travel requirements.
Q: Where do you run your artclasses?
A: Artclasses are run at the Hahndorf Academy on Tuesdays during school term. I run a morning and afternoon class with the morning class running from 9-12am and the afternoon class from 12:30 – 3:30pm. These classes are often full, so availability may vary. (Other days are available for groups of 5 or more – contact Andrea for Information).
Q: What techniques do you use?
A: Watercolour and Gouache are the two mediums I use, both of which are stabilised, lasting pigments that will not fade or deteriorate if kept in optimal conditions. As with all paintings, it is not advisable to expose my paintings to direct sunlight.
Q: What about framing?
A: I can advise on, or even arrange framing for your artwork. Costs tend to about $300 – $400 for a piece of art with dimensions 76cm x 56cm. Watercolours need to sit behind glass to protect the surface of the painting. This keeps out moisture, dust and insects.
Q: What is a Photopolymer Etching?
A: It starts with a drawing on Architect Trace, this is then exposed onto a water soluble photopolymer plate using UV light. The light hardens the areas that are not drawn on, and the drawing remains soft. The picture is transferred to a water bath, where the plate is softly rubbed, to expose and etch the drawing onto the plate. The plate is then be inked, polished and the picture can then be transferred to the finished paper, using a printing press.