• FAQ

Buying And Collecting

A Sales Agreement outlines the terms of sale of the original artwork and is designed to protect the rights of both the collector and the artist. These terms include items like the sale price, owning copyrights, the terms of resale or transfer, limited liability, etc. Both the seller and the artist get a copy of the signed agreement for their records.

A Certificate of Authenticity provides you, the collector, with a signed document that shows you have purchased a limited edition print or original piece of artwork that is a one-of-a-kind piece. The COA will contain important information about the print or piece of artwork like medium, sized, it's number in the series, and it will be signed and dated by me. It is a way for you to establish value moving forward, and if needed, prove that you own the original and not a copy or forgery.

No, purchasing a Limited Edition print does not give you or any other party the rights to reproduce, reuse, manipulate, change, or revise the artwork in any way. If you're interested in licensing one of my artworks, please use the Contact page to discuss details with me directly.

Yes, as a collector, you can resell the artwork or prints you've purchased from this site. When reselling original artwork, it is required that you contact me so that I can create a new Artist Sales Agreement for the new purchaser. A new agreement allows me to keep a record of the sale for future collectors, this process is called "provenance," and it helps establish a sales history when appraising artworks.

I price my work using several different factors which include but aren't limited to the size of the piece, the time and materials used, what comparable artworks have sold for, changes in the market, an increase in notoriety, and my subjective valuation of the piece. Please refer to the pricing tiers available on the How It Works page for more information.

Sign up at the bottom of this page or using the sign-up form on the homepage to receive email updates or follow me on your favorite Social Media site using the links below:

Instagram

Facebook

Pinterest

Twitter

No, I do not have a printed catalog at this time, but printed books and catalogs are in the works for upcoming shows and planned series.

You can find the return policy here.

No, I do not offer to frame artwork or prints at this time. Framing is an option I plan to provide in the future, so if you'd like to Contact me to let me know you're interested, then I'll put you on a list to be notified when framing is available.

Commissions And Licensing

Use the form on the Contact page be in touch about a commissioning a portrait.

Yes, I do pet portraits. Please use the form on the Contact page to discuss commissioning a pet portrait.

Please use the form on the Contact page to inquire about licensing an image of one of David's artworks.

The best way to reach me is to use the Contact page on this website.

Teaching and Speaking

I'm not currently teaching classes but plan to begin training again soon, please use the Contact form to be put on a waiting list, and you will be notified when I start teaching again. I am currently open to arranging private lessons on a case by case basis. Please use the form on the Contact page to inquire about private lessons.

Please use the Contact page on this website to arrange for David to speak at your event or hold a workshop.

How It Works

Important Information And Purchasing Details

LIMITED EDITION PRINTS | The term "limited" applies to fine art prints that are created in limited quantities. The lower the number of copies, the higher the value will be. I've chosen to limit my prints to editions of 150 because I can offer them at a good value but not over-saturate the market with my pieces. If a print is not available at the size you're looking for, then consider options like buying a different size of the same piece, waiting for a new similar size print to be released, or commission a painting similar to the one you're interested in. 


PRINT SIZES | The majority of limited edition prints on my website are sized based on standard popular frame sizes. I recommend framing your prints with a matte and these sizes allow you to purchase standard frames with pre-cut mattes that can be found at most framing retailers. If you have questions or concerns about framing, please use the contact form to get in touch with me. Please see the table below for examples of what frame size to buy for my most common print sizes:

 PRINT SIZE FRAME SIZE (with precut matte)
8"x10" 11"x14"
11"x14" 16"x20"
16"x20" 18"x24"

PRINT AND ARTWORK PRICING | I price my work using several different factors which include but aren't limited to the size of the piece, the time and materials used, what comparable artworks have sold for, changes in the market, an increase in notoriety, and my subjective valuation of the piece. Please refer to the 2019 pricing tiers below more information:

LIMITED EDITION PRINTS |

PRINT SIZE 2019 PRICING (before sales tax) w/SHIPPING (estimated, before sales tax)
5"x7 $15.00 $30.00
6"x9" $16.00 $31.00
8"x10" $18.00 $33.00
9"x12" $24.00 $39.00
11"x14" $36.00 $51.00
16"x20" $76.00 $91.00

PAINTINGS |

ARTWORK SIZE SIZE RANGE 2019 PRICING RANGE
Small The longest edge is smaller than 10" $225 - $250
Medium The longest edge is smaller than 20" $375 - $400
Large The longest edge is smaller than 36" $550 - $600
Extra Large The longest edge is larger than 36" $1,110 - $1,200

DRAWINGS |

ARTWORK SIZE SIZE RANGE 2019 PRICING RANGE
Small The longest edge is smaller than 10" $100 - $125
Medium The longest edge is smaller than 20" $150 - $175
Large The longest edge is smaller than 36" $175 - $200
Extra Large The longest edge is larger than 36" $600 - $675

PRINT QUALITY | I've sampled dozens of different print manufacturers, and I believe I've found the premiere printer to partner with in making my limited edition prints. My printing partner has decades of experience printing high-quality fine art prints. Their company does not print merchandise or promotional products, and they're focused on delivering the highest quality prints for collectors and galleries who want archival museum level prints for their walls.


A PRINT VS. AN ORIGINAL |  A great deal of time and effort goes into preparing artwork to be processed for printing, but a print will never have the same value depth and color saturation as the original. Some artworks may be adjusted to ensure the best print quality possible, so minor differences will be apparent in a strict comparison to the original. You can be assured that the print you receive is approved personally by me as the best representation of the original in printed form. If you are not happy with your print or have questions about its quality, please contact me using the form on the Contact page or email orders@mcsween.art.


SHIPPING | The cost to ship originals and prints is calculated at checkout, and so it varies depending on what you're purchasing and where it's going to go. The price you are charged includes the shipping materials and handling. If you have any questions or concerns with shipping, please contact me using the form on the Contact page or by sending an email with your question and contact information to orders@mcsween.art