Facts & FAQs
Need some help? Got a burning art question? Below you will find information on the topics I get asked about most, and then some.
All paintings are in acrylic and finished with a semi-gloss varnish to protect the artwork.
All paintings are wired and ready to hang. I’m happy to come to your home or virtually help you choose the best location to showcase your new art.
Floater Frames for Darlene’s paintings are handcrafted locally from ash wood and elegantly showcase your new artwork. For smaller works, you may want to choose Frame or Frameless. A variety or colour choices is available. It’s up to you.
Not sure the painting will work in your space? I can arrange for delivery of 2 or 3 paintings to your home, office or cottage for a home trial so you can get a sense of size and scale in your room. Get a feel for how the colour lives in the space. There is no charge for this service if you are in my local area.
I will safely crate your painting and arrange for shipping. A shipping cost will be provided to you with your invoice.
Local pickup can be arranged.
Canadian Tax Deductions on Art
The Canada Revenue Agency has determined that taxpayers who purchase or rent Canadian art, for their personal office or for the common areas of their places of business (such as the lobby or hallway), can claim a tax deduction for the cost of purchasing or renting the work.
Art is an excellent investment! A tax incentive deduction on an appreciating asset!
Follow this link for a more in-depth look at the structure and criteria surrounding the deduction.
How to Care for Your Art
This will depend on size and subject. Commission projects can range from 4 to 12 weeks.
Certainly! With all of today’s modern technology, we can trade images and video chat for updates if you are not able to drop by the studio.
Come by my home studio to see my recent work. Visit my website to browse through some of my pieces and to check the Gallery and Exhibitions pages to see where I’m currently showing work.
If you are interested in a piece, you can contact me via my website to get a quote. I accept Visa, Mastercard and e-Transfer. Shipping and tax are quoted separately and local pickup can be arranged.
Capture the spirit of your special place to bring joy and colour to your every day space.