Testimonials

“Tim I find the whole process fascinating! And it is beautiful.”
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Doug Annable - Winnipeg, MB. Canada

“Superb !”
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Arthur Smart - Monmouth, South Wales, U.K

“This is stunning!”
- Sarah Rikaz - Creative Director - Portland, Oregon. USA June, 2017

“Yes Sir. Looks awesome!!!”

- Darren Schoonbaert -
Owner/ President at Ace of Carts - Saskatoon, Sk. Canada June, 2017

The biggest Christmas surprise in a long time. Beth gave me this original artwork by our friend Tim Wall. I've eyeing this painting of the Avro Arrow ever since I saw Tim post a picture of it. What a cool picture!! Thanks Beth (and Tim)”
- Dennis Hendricksen
- Regina, Sk. Canada - December, 2016

“I just got back from the cabin and picked up the painting ! It is so fantastic ! I am thrilled and so thankful to you for your art. I am so happy 😊 hugs for you.”
- Kim Mitchell - Saskatoon, Sk. Canada - April, 2016

"I just got home from work, and opened it up. I love it! It's just as I imagined it would look. You can see the hours you put in. Thank you so much!"
- Kim Mitchell - Saskatoon, Sk. Canada - July, 2014

It looks spectacular!"
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Joel Falk - Calgary, AB. Canada - July, 2011

"Another gorgeous piece of original shuttle art. Breathtaking oil painting!"
- NASA Marshall Space Flight Center - April, 2011

Paintings for Paws

Paintings for Paws10% of profits from paintings, are donated to the animal charity of your choice.

*Effective December 14th, 2016.

Make sure to enter the charity in the “notes” section when purchasing.

What products and sizes are offered?

Exquisite Portraits offers four affordable price categories; Standard, Limited Edition, Original, and Private Commission Original Prints. All come delivered free, completely framed.

Limited Edition Original Prints have a print run of 100, after which production ceases.

Both Originals, and Limited Editions have an Official Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist,
with an embossed seal. The certificates are mutually exclusive in design.

This documentation should remain with the art piece at
all times, to prove it's value.

How can I tell the difference between your Originals, Limited Edition, and Standard Original Prints?

The Originals, and Limited Edition Original Prints are signed with the artist's Full Given Name, Middle Initial, and Surname.

Standard Original Prints are signed with my Short Given Name, and Surname only.

What material is used for your Original Prints?

Hahnemühle Daguerre Canvas

Daguerre Canvas, a bright white, poly-cotton canvas, guarantees archival standards. With its premium matt inkjet coating Daguerre Canvas meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness. It is easy to stretch and can be varnished after printing. Compatible with pigmented and dye inkjet systems.

Frames include a variety of Walnut, Mahogany, Fruitwood, and L Ermitage Antique Gold stains.

Can I buy an Original?

Only specific paintings are available as an Original. Interested parties, please send an email (bottom of page), quoting “Original” in the Subject line, and in the Body; the painting desired.

Original Prints, are the
only format available.* Both are found in the VIP Gallery.

* The IFPDA definition: “A digital print is only considered an “original print” if it was created by the artist to be realized specifically as a print.”

In other words my original prints are a direct transfer from my originals via a digital file processing system.
Real pigment is used in the process. These products are not reproductions. Reproductions, use dyes as in the offset lithography printing process.

My Original Prints are so close to the Original, they are virtually
indistinguishable.

Art as an investment.

Unless you are a serious collector of art, the term is best defined as, "purchase what you like."
A great conversational piece after all, makes you look good, and is always a winner with an audience.

Fund Raising?

If you are organizing, or are aware of a fund raising charity, please contact me for details on how I can assist your cause. Email link at bottom of page.

What is a Giclée Print?

A Giclée print is the highest quality print available today. The word Giclée is a French word meaning 'to squirt'. The process is digital printmaking with a printer that uses minute droplets of archival ink to create prints that cannot be duplicated by other printing techniques. Because there is no visible dot screen pattern the resulting image has all of the subtle tonalities of the original art. Each dot may have over 4 billion possible colors! This produces exceptional museum quality prints.

What are some of the benefits of Giclée Printmaking?

The benefits are numerous and varied. Versatility in subject matter and the ability to experiment. Since the initial investment in a Giclée edition is minimal, the artist can take more risks to find out what is acceptable to the market and will sell. This allows the artist more creative freedom and help prevent costly mistakes.

Additionally it is becoming more and more widely acknowledged that Giclée prints offer richness, detail and depth that clearly set them apart from traditional offset lithography. When printed on archival art papers and canvas, the Giclée has the look and feel of original fine art.

Are Giclée acceptable with prominent museums and artists?

Yes, just to drop a few names here, Robert Bateman, Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, Robert Rauschenburg and David Hockney are among the many well-known artists who are having Giclées printed.

In addition, Giclées are being embraced by dozens of museums around the world including New York's Metropolitan Museum and the Guggenheim, the National Museum of Mexico, the Corcoran in Washington, DC, and the High Museum in Atlanta to name a few.

What is the expected life of a Giclée print?

The most important fact to remember is that all color fades. As far as Giclée prints are concerned, some original watercolors will fade faster than a well-made Giclée. Unlike lithographs and serigraphs, IRIS Giclées have undergone extensive, third-party fade-testing.

While the predicted display life depends on many variables, if using the newest Lyson prototype inks available, Giclée print can last as long as 75 years before noticeable fading begins.

How long does it take to place an order, and have it shipped?

Approximately, 2 - 4 business days to print your order, and 2 - 6 business days to ship.

Do you ship outside Canada & USA?

Yes, I ship anywhere in the world, although the shipping fees are extra, and paid for in a separate transaction, after the cost is determined.*

*There is a shipping delay, between 6 - 10 business days, over and above the time to ship Internationally. Please allow at least 2 weeks to reach your destination.

What payment options are available?

PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
Interac e-Transfer (email money transfer) to Royal Bank of Canada Account.
No cheques or money orders of any kind are accepted.

Note: A PayPal account isn't required to pay using a credit card on this website.
Interac e-Transfer Participating Institutions

What are your commission fees?

Fees range depending on the size of your art commission, detail, and number of subjects. The listed Fine Art Commission fees are for individual subjects only. Organize friends and family to pool contributions for special occasions, anniversaries, weddings, family reunions, retirement, corporate promotions or awards.

How do I initiate a commission?

Please click the email link at the bottom of page, and request details.
Enter “Commission Details” in the Subject line.

How do I submit an image for a commission?

Please attach the photo in an email.

Photo attachment formats accepted: pdf - jpg - png - psd - tiff.
Resolution: 200 ppi - 400 ppi.
Size: 4 Megs Max. Email Only

FTP (file transfer protocol) is available for larger sized files.
You will require an FTP client software. eg. FileZilla (Windows) - Core FTP (Windows) - Cyberduck (Mac) - Fetch (Mac)

To set up...

Name: ftp.exportrait.com
Hostname: ftp.exportrait.com
Username: anonymous@exportrait.com
Password: none required

Select "incoming" - then "Create Folder or Directory" (use your full name) - open your folder- choose "Put", "Upload File", or just drag and drop file into folder.

You may see a message "Directory is empty..." or see nothing at all. In fact the upload did work. This is to prevent others from deleting your file and folder.

Your photo attachment will be reviewed, then you will be contacted via email to confirm receipt, and to clarify any concerns regarding the photo attachment.

How am I invoiced for the balance?

You will be sent a "PayPal® Email Invoice" to pay the balance owing.

Why a 50% deposit?

Firstly, it holds your commission in a permanent queue. As stated above, first come first served... no exceptions.

Secondly the deposit demonstrates a client is
serious about their commission.
You will also be notified where your commission ranks in the queue.

Current Queue Status: 0 - meaning you will be 1st, if you make your 50% deposit now. Please note, if someone else submits a deposit approximately at the same time as you, your queue may not reflect the Current Queue Status.

Is the 50% deposit refundable?

Please read the Terms of Service.

How long until completion of the commission?

Quality always supersedes speed. Time factors involved: position in the queue, portrait size, levels of detail etc. Average 6 - 12 weeks delivery included.* First come first served... no exceptions. An electronic pdf proof will be sent to you on completion.

My order has arrived damaged, what should I do?

Please keep the original shipping boxes in case the carrier company needs them for inspection, send a couple of pictures of the problem by email to info@keenartmedia.com along with the order number and they will continue from there.

If it is a MonoPrint; contact the artist
first. The damaged MonoPrint must be shipped directly to me for physical verification. When the artist is completely satisfied; the physical MonoPrint is permanently destroyed.
The ultra-high definition original digital file is then made into a “second” MonoPrint, and delivered.

Note: The ultra-high definition original digital file is permanently destroyed; when, and only when, the artist receives written confirmation of safe delivery by the purchaser.

The printing house has their own time schedule. Wait times are influenced accordingly.
Payment will be made to the following PayPal account -
Exquisite Portraits