WHAT TO EXPECT:
You will receive a unique, signed acrylic painting by published fine art artist, Aaminah Snowdon.
Size for size, pet portrait prices are similar in price to Aaminah’s wildlife/farm animal paintings.
Your painting will be painted in Aaminah’s unique, quirky and expressive style of very lively, spontaneous, playful brushstrokes and bold, vibrant colours that produce an atmosphere full of movement and energy.
Aaminah spends a lot of time on pet portraits to create a painting that you are 100% happy with. Once painting begins, it can take weeks to a month to complete and it includes regular updates and interactions with yourself.
Pricing includes conservation quality double mount with “V” groove and backing board plus signed and tracked courier shipping (outside UK additional shipping additional cost applies).
A limited number of art prints and/or greeting cards may be produced from the pet portrait.
Deposit and full payment
Once you have filled in the form, a £200 non refundable deposit is required to secure your place on Aaminah’s client list. You can then pay the remaining amount in the following ways:
– in 2 instalments; half before painting starts and the other half after the painting is completed.
-paid across 6 months using our 0% interest monthly Payment Plan. For more details on Payment Plans, please contact us.
THE COMMISSION PROCESS:
1.Choose one the 3 size options (A4, A3, A2). If larger, please contact us for a quote.
2. Fill out the form and read the T&C’s provided and then click “add to cart” and continuing through to checkout to pay your £200 non refundable deposit.
3. We will email you a copy of the form you filled in, an invoice detailing when payments are due, the T&C’s, a “Do’s and Don’ts guide to photographing your pet” and Payment Plan information (if requested).
4. Send photos of your pets or we can take the photos ourselves (additional fees apply). A 2nd deposit (amounting to half the overall commission fee minus the £200 deposit already paid) is requested before painting begins.
5. Aaminah will draw up a sketch from the best photo and send it for approval. Once approved, you will receive work in progress photos of the painting.
6. Once the painting is completed, you can suggest any changes you may like.
7. Once you are happy with the painting, the 3rd deposit (amounting to half the overall commission fee minus the £200 deposit already paid) is requested.
8. The painting will be sent double mounted using conservation quality board and shipped to your address (tracked and signed for).
Aaminah paints pet portraits on a first come, first serve basis so please be aware there may be a waiting list. You can contact us to get a rough estimate regarding timescale and place in queue. If you require the painting for a deadline, please contact us before filling out the form so we can see if this is possible. Paintings can take several weeks to complete depending on its size and complexity. Aaminah will endeavour to paint your pet portrait by your deadline but cannot guarantee the painting will be completed in time. When she is ready to start your painting, she will send you an email.
TAKING PHOTOS OF YOUR PET
In order to produce the very best possible painting of your pet, we can only accept high resolution photos. By this we need to be able to zoom into your photo without it becoming blurry and pixelated. Please take photos of your pet using a camera, not a phone. If you do not own a decent camera, ask a friend if you could borrow one. It may be possible for us to take the photos ourselves, however this will incur an extra charge (to cover petrol costs to and from your address and also for ‘time’).
Please look at Aaminah’s “Do’s and Don’ts guide to photographing your pet” which will be sent to you once you have filled out the pet portrait form.
Aaminah spends most of her time painting wildlife and farm animals, but she does take on a small number of pet portraits per year. Aaminah can provide a very rough estimate for start/completion date. However, whilst every effort will be made to meet this date there is no guarantee.
Cancellation before painting begins
To secure your place on Aaminah’s commission list, a £200 non refundable deposit is requested. A 2nd deposit (amounting to half the overall commission fee minus the £200 deposit already paid) is required before painting begins. The 2nd deposit is fully refundable if you cancel within 28 days after submitting the form.
Cancellation once painting begins.
Once painting begins, the 2nd deposit becomes non-refundable. As the painting progresses, Aaminah will email photographs of the painting. Please do tell her if you would like any changes or if something doesn’t look right. You are fully entitled to do so and please know that she will not be offended.
Unwanted finished painting.
Upon receiving a photo of the finished painting, you can request up to 3 changes to the portrait. However, if you are not happy with the completed painting and do not want it, you will not need to pay the 3rd deposit (amounting to half the overall commission fee minus the £200 deposit already paid). However, the 1st and 2nd deposit will not be refunded due to time and effort spent on it. The painting may be resold at the Artists discretion.
If, after receiving and seeing the approved painting in person, you decide you would like more changes, you have 7 days from date of delivery to inform us. The customer will need to cover the shipping costs both ways. If the customer is still not happy when additional changes have been made, then 40% of the final payment total will be refunded to the customer on the condition that the painting is returned to the artist in its original condition and original packaging within 7 days. The other 60% is non-refundable and will be retained by the artist. Shipping costs cannot be refunded.
It is your responsibility to check your package for damage BEFORE signing for it as this may invalidate a claim should the item be found damaged after signing.
Paintings are packaged to a very high standard. On the rare occasion that your order is lost or damaged during transit, please contact us immediately so we can resolve the issue quickly.
Should you receive your item damaged in any way, immediately inform Aaminah within 1 working day of receiving damaged parcel. KEEP ORIGINAL PACKAGING and take photos of damage to use as evidence. All artworks sent off by Aaminah are incredibly well packaged. Loss or damages caused by the delivery company is the responsibility of the delivery company itself and bears no representation on Aaminah. Please note if your order is lost or damaged it will be replaced with a new painting of the same pet photo at no additional cost.
Worldwide delivery available using reputable shipping companies and cover.
If you are ordering goods for delivery outside of the UK, please note that your order may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are levied once the goods reach the country of destination. Any such charges levied in relation to customs clearance must be borne by you. It is accepted by you that Aaminah Snowdon Art has no control over additional charges in relation to customs clearance. We recommend that you check with your local customs officials or post office for more information regarding importation taxes/duties that may be applicable to your on-line order. You will be the importer of record and responsible for any import VAT and duty that may be borne. In addition, any charges for import clearance will be borne by you, the customer.
Please note that when shipping goods from the UK, Non-EU shipments may be subject to opening and inspection by customs authorities. In respect of all goods dispatched to you to an address outside of the UK, you are deemed to be the importer of the goods and must therefore comply with all the laws and regulations of the country into which the goods are being delivered.
The copyright of the painting is retained by the artist and may be displayed on Aaminah’s website/social media sites for promotional purposes. Any photographs you wish Aaminah to work from must have the permission from the photographer before commencement of the Artwork. Customer emails may be used as testimonials on Aaminah’s website. Any unauthorised reproductions of the artwork are in violation of copyright law.
We may choose to upload stages of the painting on social media. However, we will refrain from doing this if you make it clear on the commission form that it is a surprise gift or if you are uncomfortable having your pet portrait displayed to the public (please contact us if this is the case).
We will put your response to the finished painting on our website ‘commission’ page as a testimony.
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