How to Buy
Everything you need to know to make purchasing a beautiful work of art easy and enjoyable.
Let your eyes be drawn and your heart be led…
To the perfect piece of art.
Step 1. Relax, get comfortable, and let your gaze
fall upon the piece that’s calling out to you.
To mimic the experience of interacting with a painting in my studio, I provide detailed images so that
you can feel out the many colors, textures, and details that comprise each painting.
Step 2 : Size up your space to make room for color and vibrance.
With each product listing, I also provide photos ‘insitu’ (paintings staged in everyday scenes) so that you may get a sense of the size and scale of each canvas, visualizing where it should take up residence in your home, office, or other corner that’s craving color.
Step 3 : Checkout online and celebrate your new selection!
When you’re confident in your selection, click the ‘add to cart’ button.
You’ll be able to checkout online, conveniently and securely through your payment choice of:
paypal or credit card.
To make arrangements to pay using cash, check, or email money transfer please contact me directly.
Step 4 : Stay tuned for payment confirmation,
shipping details, and a personal note.
Once your payment is received, check your inbox for a confirmation message and next steps.
Since building a relationship is so crucial to buying art, you’ll be hearing from me all the way from checkout to delivery. You’ll never wonder where your painting is or what’s supposed to happen next –
I’m with you every step of the way through this process.
Step 5: Receive your new painting and
learn how to give it a lifetime of care.
Your artwork will be professionally packaged with care and shipped directly to your home.
All of my canvas paintings and prints have the painted image wrapped onto the sides of the canvas, therefore, framing isn’t necessary – but it’s certainly possible based on your taste and preference. Your art will arrive unframed, wired and ready to hang right out of the box, no special tools or handiwork necessary.
Once your painting has arrived, I’ll drop a few quick tips in your inbox about how to install your piece, keep it clean, and protect it from indoor elements.
Give the gift of art
Your love of beauty, color, and fine art is so worth sharing.
Give your special someone a unique work of art that will uplift,
inspire and last a lifetime – it’s now easier than ever.
Select the painting or print you want to gift, and I’ll ship it directly to your recipient on your behalf. I’ll make it easy to send by including a special note from you in the package and leaving the packing slip with product pricing out so it doesn’t spoil the sentiment.
Gifting a piece of fine art is a special and memorable way to celebrate all of life’s
milestones or as a kind gesture just to let them know you care.
Print prices are determined by size and several sizes are available for each painting.
Melissa McKinnon original paintings are priced by size and series. As a courtesy and to protect the investment of previous collectors, my original paintings are never discounted or sold on sale. Due to steadily increasing demand, prices typically rise each year by a set amount, so if you find a painting you love, don’t hesitate to buy it now or explore my flexible payment options.
You should have the art you love, even when your budget doesn’t love it as much as you do.
Contact me directly and I’ll work with you to reserve your painting in my studio with a small deposit. We’ll arrange a custom, flexible payment plan, typically ranging from 2-12 months until the work of art is paid for in full.
Because each print is stretched by hand, please allow 7-14 business days for your print to be created and shipped.
Once shipped, you’ll receive a tracking number via email so you can watch your painting’s progress as it travels to you. Please allow 5-7 business days once your original art has been shipped (7-10 for international customers outside North America).
All North American customers will have their shipping calculated at checkout, taking into account the speed and distance for which your piece is being sent.
Technology isn’t perfect and sometimes errors occur. If the shipping quote provided at checkout seems incorrect, please contact me and I’ll personally send you an accurate quote.
For international customers outside of the U.S. or Canada, please send me a note prior to checkout so that I may make arrangements with my shipping partners to ensure your piece receives proper pricing and tracking.
For local customers living in Calgary or surrounding area, I’m thrilled to offer complimentary delivery and installation of your painting along with a hug, a handshake, and a sincere ‘thank you’ for choosing to display my art in your home.
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