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Frequently Asked Questions

What mediums do you use?
The mediums I use include:

  • Pastels
  • Pencil
  • Charcoal

What is the framing approach?
All materials used in the process are acid preserve the quality. Colors and styles are selected by the artist to enhance the appearance of the artwork. If you have special concerns or need advice on framing the artwork yourself, feel free to contact me. Please view some examples of framed art work here.

Do I need a photo taken during the summer?
If your photo was taken in the winter, I can transform the painting to make it appear as it would in the summer.

Can you add or eliminate things from the supplied photo wihle rendering the portrait?
Yes, this kind of request is quite common.

Do you do home portraits for Realtors?
Yes, Realtor commissions are a specialty of mine. Within Rhode Island, I will take your orginal photo if needed (at no additional charge). Just send me the property address of the home to be rendered.

By commissioning me to render a house portrait, you are giving your clients something beyond the traditional realtor closing gift. You are telling them that you value their business and that you enjoyed working with them. The right closing gift will trigger a positive response, generate goodwill, remind your customer about your agency and add perceived value to your services. Your gift of an original house portrait will hang on the wall of the homeowner, serving as a virtual indoor billboard for your business with the potential to turn your goodwill gesture into more sales. Your closing gift of a house portrait will give you a great return on your investment. It is personal, long lasting and may be displayed for generations. It is a marketing tool that generates long-term results with just one surprisingly affordable purchase.

How do I place an order?

Step 1: Email your photo to:

Step 2: Click Add To Cart next to the product you would like to order under the "Portrait Products" menu and complete the payment process.
             Try our no risk policy. Click here for details.

That's it. We'll take it from there...and ship/deliver your completed work of art to you or your client in just a week or two.

What are the photo requirements?
Supplying a Traditional Print By US Mail:
Your photo should be clear and reasonably sharp. A color photo must be supplied if your painting is going to be in color. Either color or black and white prints can be used if your painting is going to be black and white.

For house portraits, photos taken from a slight angle generally work best as they add interest and depth to the composition. It is also best to take the photo on a sunny day. You may include more than one photo to show detail but be sure to indicate which photo you want the painting rendered from. Note that you can take a photo during the fall/winter season, and have it rendered as if it were taken during the spring/summer.

Mail to:
Art & Home Portraits
73 Whispering Pine Way
Exeter, RI 02882

Supplying A Photo By E-mail:
The same general guidelines should be followed as traditional print described above. Send the image to

What are the payment methods?
Rhode Island Customers...can pay by credit card using PayPal on web site, or by check or cash at the time of delivery.

Out of State Customers...can pay by credit card by using PayPal on our web site or by sending a check or money order payable to:

    Art & Home Portraits
    73 Whispering Pine Way
    Exeter, RI 02882

When do I pay?
You can pay up front online with a credit card, but I do not require you to do so. Typically, artists expect 10-50% of the total cost before they start working on your art work.

Do you want to Love it before you buy it? To order without paying a deposit, simply email me your photo. We will do the rest. Click here for more details.

At Art and Home Portraits, I have a no deposit, no risk policy. If you are not satified with your portrait upon reviewing your proof, you have no obligation to purchase.

Furthermore, If upon receiving your portrait art you are not completely satisfied, you have 14 days from the day you received the delivery to return the artwork for a full refund of the purchase price.

Note: Return shipping cost remains the responsibility of the customer.

Note: At Art & Home Portraits I will do my best to satisfy every request, but extensive changes could incur additional charges. (I will always discuss and quote any additional charges with you before I make any changes.

How long does it take?

  • Rhode Island Customers...allow 1 to 2 weeks for delivery (from date order was received by Art & Home Portraits)
  • Out Of State Customers...allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery (from date order was received by Art & Home Portraits)

For Time Sensitive Delivery...please include on your order form the date you need delivery by so we can confirm.

Please note: Any additional changes or delays in the approval process could effect the delivery date.

What is the approval process?
After your portrait is completed I will e-mail you a copy for your approval. For customers without e-mail access I will mail you a copy for you to review and return with your payment.

How do you deliver/ship?

  • Rhode Island Customers...will receive delivery by Art & Home Portraits or a local carrier.
  • Out Of State Customers...will receive shipment by FedEx, UPS or Other. Your order is insured and custom packed to prevent damage. Photos you supply will be returned with your order. Our "Free" shipping includes "standard" shipping. Please contact us if you have special shipping needs. Also, our "Free" shipping offer includes the 48 contiguous states and excludes Alaska and Hawaii.
    Please contact us for pricing on shipment to Alaska and Hawaii.

Note: Art and Home Portraits reserves the right to display your photo or portrait on this web site.

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