There is beauty in the struggle . . .
In what lies underneath, what's covered up and what's exposed.
We all take shape this way. The things we live with shape our lives, and what we choose to keep, becomes who we are.
Shirley Bales, artist
"I have always felt there are layers to life"
Shirley Bales, artist
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Frequently asked questions
1. How do I buy an original?My originals are released to my email list first. Join my email list below for exclusive first access to new art, studio news and information on upcoming events.
2. How will my product be shippied?All artwork is wrapped, padded extremely well, and sent in a well-fitting sturdy cardboard box. Prints may be shipped directly from SHIRLEY BALES FINE ART or may be shipped from my printing partner that specializes in fine art printing. All prints are handled with the utmost care; sealed in protective plastic and wrapped well and shipped via UPS Ground (usually arrives within 1-3 days within the US). Most artwork will ship via UPS, includes tracking. and will arrive within 2-4 days (domestic) from time of shipping. International shipments will be sent via UPS or other carrier. Artwork larger than 50 inches is sent un-stretched and rolled safely in a sturdy tube. A local framer should be able to mount your art on stretcher bars and frame it to your preference. Should you need any help or advice regarding hanging and framing, don't hesitate to contact me at email@example.com. If you prefer to ship your large painting fully stretched we will use a freight service to expertly handle the painting and deliver it right to your living room ($300-500). International Shipments: Shipping costs are calculated at checkout based on package weight and distance. If there is any discrepancy -/+ we will let you know via email. International packages are a bit outside of my control. Border fees, duties, and handling fees may be charged by other countries and tracking may be limited. Shipping costs cover fees, packaging supplies, time, labor, and storage.
3. What is your Return Policy?Every order, commission, and sale is handled with care and as much clarity and transparency as possible. My goal is for you to be completely thrilled with your purchase! Please take the time to read descriptions carefully and the check colors on multiple screens if you are concerned about color variations. I try my best to represent the colors and tones in my work honestly and clearly. If for some reason your new art doesn't work for you or your space, no problem! I accept returns within 30 days in original condition with return shipping paid for by the buyer. For more information visit my policy page click here
4. What are giclée prints?Reproductions printed in studio with my top of the line Canon Fine Art printer, using the finest quality fine art paper or canvas, with a wide range of inks that if properly cared for, kept dry and out of direct sunlight, should last up to 100+ years.