The Small Print:
Appearance of Paintings & Prints
Whilst every care has been taken on this web site to provide an accurate representation of the paintings and prints available for purchase, individual screen sizes and settings used by the viewer may cause variations in their on-screen appearance, both in colour and contrast.
Anti-fraud and Security
All of Richard Harpum’s original paintings and Studio Proofs are marked with an invisible, fluorescent ink containing a unique, forensic code linked to the artist’s address by the UK police. Not only does this guarantee authenticity but it also means that if your painting is ever stolen and recovered again, it can be identified by the police and returned to you via the artist. It is therefore important that you keep the artist informed of your address and any subsequent changes.
VAT is not charged on any purchases at this time.
Our preferred payment method is through PayPal. Payment can be made by credit or debit card at no additional cost to you. We accept all major credit cards, including, Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Maestro, Switch, Solo, Delta and Visa Electron. Payment is made in UK Pounds Sterling and your own credit card company will convert any other currencies. For security reasons, we do retain your credit or debit card information. Payment may also be made by cheque, although delivery will not be made until the cheque is cleared.
Prints are sent by Royal Mail Standard Parcels (delivery time 3-5 days) and Paintings are sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery (next day) and no extra charge is made for delivery to UK mainland addresses. All orders should be dispatched within ten working days of receipt of your order and should be received by you within 14 working days. If you do not receive your print/s or painting within this time please do not hesitate to contact us. Overseas deliveries are made using the most economical but secure method in agreement with the client.
We welcome orders from most overseas addresses. Please contact us first for transportation costs, as prices for overseas postage vary. Any payment will have to clear before anything is posted. Local import duties may be payable to the relevant authorities before delivery can be made. You, as the buyer, are responsible for paying any such duties and they are not included in the delivery charge.
In accordance with international copyright law, copyright of all works displayed and sold on this site remains the property of the artist. No copying of the work in any form, for any purpose, private or commercial is allowed without express written permission of the artist.
Care of Paintings and Prints
The gicleé inks used for both canvas (Studio Proof) prints and prints on paper are designed to be light-fast for over 75 years but it is not recommended to place your originals or prints in direct sunlight. All original paintings and gicleé prints on canvas are protected by several layers of tough, acrylic, UV-proof varnish. Gicleé prints on paper are not protect in this way, so are more susceptible to both physical damage and the effects of temperature and humidity. In general, we recpommend that you keep your paintings and prints in a moderately heated, stable environment. It is inadvisable to hang your picture directly above a radiator, as extreme heat can cause the properties of many art materials to change.
3 October 2009
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