A. I’d love to create a new commissioned piece for you in the style and colors of the painting that has already sold. Please remember that each painting is one-of-a-kind, so while I will work to find the same style, color, and vibe of the painting that you desire, the new painting will be a unique beauty all its own!
A. Each original painting will be packaged with care in multiple protective layers so that your painting will arrive safely to you! Depending on your location, we’ll find the best shipping partner to deliver your painting. Shipping of Original Artwork will be handled with each collector to ensure that your treasure arrives as beautifully as it was created. Please contact us to coordinate shipping fees and delivery.
IRENE’S PERSONAL GALLERY
A. My original paintings are not for sale. These are my first angel paintings. These angels helped guide me at the start of my art journey. They still do! Even though this is my personal collection, I wanted to share my story with you.
A. Prints are not available from my Personal Collection paintings.
A. Thank you for your interest. Yes! I would be willing to chat further on doing a commission for you.
A. Giclée is a French term to reference the high-quality printer and high resolution printing to reproduce fine art or photography. All my prints and cards are Giclée prints, and printed on museum-quality Hahnemühle fine art paper.
A. I’m currently offering my prints in 12” x 16” (30.48 cm x 40.64 cm) and 16”x 20” (40.64 cm x 50.80 cm). For the smaller Suminagashi prints, the size available is 8” x 10” (20.32 cm x 25.40 cm).
A. At this time, I have some selected original designs available for prints listed on the website. If you are interested in additional prints of some of my other originals, please contact me.
A. This is a possibility. Please contact me if you’re interested in ordering a larger size print and we can discuss what options are available.
A. My cards are based on my smaller original paintings. These Giclée prints are printed on museum quality, fine art archival paper, and then hand embellished with gold accents. So, each card is a unique, mini rendition of my originals.
A. Yes! I’m continually inspired to create new designs. And I’m actually working on two new collections now. Please stay tuned.
A. We are delighted to send out art to our friends around the globe. Please contact us to discuss the estimate for international shipping rates and delivery times to your doorstep.
-There is a flat international shipping rate of $50 for all card and print orders.
-International shipping of Original Artwork will be handled with each collector to ensure that your treasure arrives as beautifully as it was created.
-Each collector is responsible for any customs, taxes, duties, tariffs, or additional delivery charges for their purchase.
A. Any print and card purchases over $55 will receive free shipping. For any orders below $55, there is a flat ship rate of $8. This applies to USA domestic orders only. International shipping charges will vary depending on the art pieces purchased (see above FAQ item on international shipping). Free shipping does not apply to Original Artwork. We will work closely with each collector to find the best shipping options.
A. There is a 7-day processing time once we receive your order. Shipping times will vary depending on the location of the collector’s home, and the shipping carrier used.
A. Currently we use USPS (United States Postal Service) and UPS (United Parcel Service). Alternate carriers like FedEx or DHL may be utilized if international shipping rates are more economical.
A. Yes, let’s discuss further for a mutually agreeable pick-up destination. I’m always happy to meet my collectors!
A. Based on schedule availability, time of year, and weather, we can deliver your order to you if you’re within a 50-mile radius of Seattle, WA. Due to schedules, it may be quicker to ship your order to you. I’d be happy to discuss options with you.
A. I started working with watercolor and ink pens, and then branched out to fountain pen ink, graphite, acrylic, pastels, and colored pencils. I use whatever medium is calling me that day to create something special.
A. No. The “Copyright Irene Shimizu Fine Art” watermarks on the website images are only present in the digital images on my website to preserve the authenticity of my work. These will not appear on your prints or cards.
A. We believe in being a part of the community. We’re all connected as one in this incredible Universe, so helping others is something our family does on a regular basis. We’re so pleased to be able to support charitable organizations with 5% of our sales revenue.
A. Choco is a Royal Frenchel dog. He’s 13 years old and still king of the mountain as he patrols the gardens and guards all his toys in the home.
A. I’m not currently showing my work in any art galleries, but I would love to partner with a few galleries to bring my art around the globe.