Posted by Debbie Beukema

Payment & Policies

How To Get Started:

It’s easy! Just email me at debbie@beukema-art.com with your inquiries. My consultations are free. I can help you judge which pictures are the best for your project and help you to decide on sizing. I can give you my current schedule and an estimation of the length of time your project will take.

How To Pay:

I accept Pay Pal and Personal Checks. For Paypal, I will send an electronic invoice to your email account of choice for half of the total price of the commission, with the second and final half (and expedited shipping costs if need be) to be paid when the work is done and ready to be sent. If you choose to pay by personal check, the check will need to clear both before I begin your project and before I send your completed painting.

 

Discounts:

  • Service Members – current military members, veterans and their immediate families receive a 15% discount on the total cost of the commission.
  • Teachers – current and retired teachers receive a 15% discount on the total cost of the commission.
  • Portfolio – some client projects are perfect for my portfolio of paintings that I use on merchandise in my Zazzle, my Etsy and ArtAmerica stores. If you have such a project and would like to have your piece’s image on my awesome things, I will give you a $50 discount on the total price of your commission. You will be purchasing the original painting only with Debbie Beukema and Debbie Beukema Artworks retaining the right to the image for future use.

 

 

IMPORTANT STORE POLICIES:

 

Gift Certificates:

Gift certificates can be used as specified on the certificate. If it is a gift certificate specifically towards a custom commission, it may only be used for that purpose. If it is a certificate that specifies that it can be used towards either a custom piece or ready made items (or in combination), then it may be used in that manner. Gift certificates CANNOT be redeemed for their cash value.

Copyrights:

ON ALL ORIGINAL ARTWORK:  Debbie Beukema, and my business, Debbie Beukema Artworks, retain the rights to the images of all my original pieces. You are buying the original artwork only. Therefore, you may see the image of your original painting on my merchandise now or in the future. Some clients love this. It’s like owning an original Disney drawing, for instance, compared to a print or Mouseketeer tee-shirt. In fact, the more successful I become, the greater the value your pieces enjoys. Some clients would rather have exclusivity. I understand. If, when you purchase an original non-commissioned work, I have not yet already used the image on my merchandise, you may purchase the copyrights from me. The price to purchase the copyright varies with each work. Please inquire at the time of sale if this is an option you would like to pursue.

ON ALL COMMISSIONED PIECES: the commissioner is buying both the original artwork and it’s image, unless they have agreed to the above mentioned discount (see Store Discounts). I am also happy to merchandise ONLY for the commissioner. If you, as the commissioner, would like to have prints made that only you can purchase, or tee-shirts only your family can wear, I am happy to design those for you exclusively. I have an option at my store to make the product privately available.  Please inquire at the time of our commission consultations if this is an option you would like to pursue.

Returns On Commissions:

I will work my hardest, to my utmost abilities, to give you a painting that makes your heart sing… that you will be proud to hang in your home or give as a gift. My abilities are represented as accurately as possible. Commissioned paintings are non-returnable & non-refundable due to the fact that they are made to order. If there is any problem with a commissioned work I will do my best to develop a solution suitable for all parties.

Returns on Original Pieces bought directly from the artist’s collection:

If upon receiving your order you are not satisfied for any reason, you may ship, at your cost and insured for the purchase price – with tracking, the work back to me. This must be done within 7 working days of receipt, in the exact condition in which it was sent (undamaged), and I will give you your choice of either: a full credit towards another gallery piece or custom work, or a full refund.  CLIENT CAUSED DAMAGE: If framed and only the frame and/or mat is damaged, then I will give you the price of the piece less the cost of re-framing and/or  re-matting. If the painting is damaged, I cannot accept the piece back and I will return it to you without refund.