Well, it's that time of year again, and I just wanted to wish all my customers, and visitors to the site, a Merry Christmas!
It's been a few months since I started the site and started the business and I've thoroughly enjoyed all the interest I've had from many people around the world. The comments and 'likes' on the social networking sites, available through the buttons at top right, have been universally wonderful and I thank you all for your kindness. So far I've been lucky enough to sell as far afield as west coast USA and New Zealand and at several points in between!
I've also learned a few things over the last few months. Delivery has been generally very good but I've now decided to go with a courier company - DHL - for all deliveries. This company has, for me, a 100% record of prompt delivery worldwide in perfect condition, and art is all about the customer experience and feeling. In some cases I've had to adjust my prices very slightly to account for the greater expense, but many paintings are the same price as before. I have always wanted to make my works affordable, and to avoid the somewhat inflated prices I see elsewhere. I will continue to do that, and hope you will understand that I need to pass on at least some of the cost increase. A look around my galleries will show you that I have done this only where necessary (I have commercial agreements with galleries which limit my ability to do what I want) and by the minimum amount possible. All the prices now include UK courier delivery rates. For deliveries outside the UK I will only add the extra required to cover extra charges. People only buy art because they love it, and I hope my customers will appreciate the added security of ensuring their purchases are carried to their destination with the utmost care.
OK, that's enough from me for now. I intend to enjoy the festive season with my family. Wherever you are, I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year! All the very best, Rob.
A professional artist living and working in the beautiful north of Scotland. My work is realistic and quite traditional, though strongly interpretational in nature. My inspiration is the beauty of Nature, and the wonderful colours and moods she shows everywhere.