Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Common Questions

Do you have art other than what is displayed on the website?

Yes, I do. The website features only my newest and most popular pieces. If you are interested in finding additional art or a particular subject matter, please contact me. Commissions are also possible in almost any medium and subject.

Is your artwork framed? How is it assembled?

Artwork is sold with frames only if specifically stated on the page. Most originals are matted and framed; prints are not matted or framed. All prints and originals are mounted with acid-free archival tape on heavy white matboard.

Unframed prints will fit standard size frames one size larger than the print size. For example, an 8×10″ print will fit an 11×14″ frame.

Custom framing with Plexiglas is available, using your choice of mats and frame to complement the art. These are not chintzy ready-made plastic frames you might find at the drugstore; they’re custom-cut and hand-assembled by me, shipped ready to hang on your wall. A free estimate is available on request — you can include a note with your order if you purchase through the website.

Will the artwork fade with age?

With original artwork, all collages have a UV varnish and all watercolor paintings have a UV spray to protect from fading. Prints and notecards use a high-quality printing process and Kodak Professional paper to reduce aging.

In any case, I recommend keeping the artwork out of the direct sunlight and framing it with glass or Plexiglas to protect it against dust and moisture.

What does “Original” mean? What does “Print” mean?

“Original” means it is the original, one-of-a-kind piece created by the artist. A print is an accurate reproduction of the original on Kodak Professional lustre paper.

What does “Notecard” mean?

Notecard artwork are mounted on blank 5×7″ folded cards and come with envelopes.

What is a “mat”?

A picture mat is flat cardboard-like decoration placed between the picture and the frame. Like frames, mats can be of almost any color and contain ornamental designs or cutouts. A picture can have multiple mats in an offset layout, such as an inner mat (closest to the picture) and an outer mat (closest to the frame).

More information can be found on Wikipedia’s description of a mat.

How do I order?

Each individual artwork page lists the available formats under the “Want to Buy It?” section. Click the “Add to Cart” button to add your selected piece to your shopping cart. When you are finished, click the “Cart” link at the top of the page to review your cart, then click the “Proceed to Checkout” button to complete your order.

How do I pay?

We use PayPal for secure online ordering. If you have a PayPal account, you can pay using that. If not, you can still use your credit card as a one-time transaction. You can also place an order over the phone using a credit card.

Where do you ship?

I can ship almost anywhere in the world. Shipping costs on the website are accurate for the continental United States. If you would like a piece shipped to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or outside of the United States, please contact me for a custom shipping cost.

How do you package the art for shipping?

All artwork is carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and/or cardboard  with stiff backing for protection. For framed artwork, Plexiglas is substituted for glass to prevent breakage. Although rare, freight damage can occur, and is the responsibility of the carrier.

How do you ship?

Most artwork is shipped via UPS. Originals are shipped via UPS with carrier insurance. Smaller items or non-artwork may be shipped via USPS First Class mail.

What are the shipping costs?

Shipping is calculated when you checkout, and is based on the items in your cart. For the most accurate shipping cost based on your destination, please contact me and I’ll be happy to provide a custom quote.