Information on Purchasing Originals


I use only the highest quality paints and archival  materials in each of my paintings. They are a one of a kind investment and will be enjoyed for generations.

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How to Buy a Painting...

  • If you would like to purchase a painting please visit my shops under the “Purchase” tab. All available work is listed there.  Transactions are secure using all major credit/debit cards or through PayPal.  

  • I have a 100% satisfaction guarantee!  If you are not completely satisfied, you have 14 days to return the painting, which must be received by me in perfect condition, for a full refund minus shipping and handling costs.

Watercolor Paintings...

  • All watercolor paintings are painted on the best archival papers with the finest quality paints.  Paintings will be shipped completely ready for framing, backed with acid free foam core backing and matted with an acid free museum quality mat in an antique white or, when indicated, are framed.

  • Matting will either be overlapping, or painting can be floated, depending on the painting.  

  • Once you receive your painting, the only thing required is a frame and glass or plexiglass for hanging and years of enjoyment!

  • If a painting you would like to purchase is not framed and you would like me to send it framed, please ask for a quotation and I would be happy to work with you. 

Oil Paintings...

  • Oil paintings are completely dried and varnished with archival varnish before shipping.  

  • Those that are freshly painted need time to dry before shipping, please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

  • If a painting you would like to purchase is not framed and you would like me to send it framed, please ask for a quotation and I would be happy to work with you.  

Pricing...

  • My prices are based on the size and complexity of a piece, using a price per square inch formula. Smaller paintings are $5.50 a square inch and larger works are $4.50. 

  • Depending on the complexity of a piece, prices may be slightly lower or higher as calculated from this formula.  

  • Matting and archival backing are included in the price of the watercolors.

  • When indicated, some paintings are framed and the price shown includes the frame. 

Shipping...

  • For all original works I will provide a quote for shipping which I will invoice you seperatly for.  Next to each "Purchase" button is a link to request a quote.  Works will be shipped after payment for painting and shipping is complete.
  • Larger works will be higher and will be shipped FedEx Ground or UPS.

  • Paintings will be shipped insured to their full value.

  • I will send you a USPS, FedEx Ground or UPS, tracking number in an email once the painting has shipped so you know when to expect delivery.

  • For international shipping, and  for large framed paintings , and large un-framed works, I will provide you with a quote based on your location.  Please let me know before paying and  I can send you a separate invoice for shipping, payable through Pay Pal.  Items will not be shipped until payment for art work and shipping costs have been cleared.

Copyright...

All rights, copyrights are owned by the artist, Kim Minichiello.  

What does this mean? 

Once an artist creates a piece of artwork, they own the copyright to that piece.  When someone buys an original painting from an artist, they own the actual physical painting.  However, the artist sill owns the design/image.  Copyrights for an artist, protect the artist so that someone can’t buy a painting, make copies and use the image for their personal or commercial use, other than the original painting hanging on your wall. If you would like to use the “image” from the originalpainting you purchased for other uses, we can discuss a licensing agreement.