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Mary Michael Shelley

Folk Art Americana Painted Wood Carvings

Specializing in one of a kind and original artwork.

Information on Buying.

My artwork is labor intensive to produce and this is reflected in my prices. Pricing is based on the size and amount of detail in the finished piece. Prices range between $300.00 and $10,000.00. The majority of sales are of pieces done outright, although I also welcome a limited number of commissions per year.

Although my website has a shopping cart,  you can also speak to me by phone or email before you buy.

Payment is usually by check or Mastercard/Visa. If paying by check, please allow 14 business days for your check to clear before I ship the piece.

I collect sales tax if the point of delivery is in either New York State or Pennsylvania.

Shipping is usually by UPS, with insurance on the full value of the piece. Sometimes I ship USPS. I send you the tracking number and ask that you give me an address where there is someone who can sign upon delivery of the package. each piece is shipped bubblewrapped in a specially built to size cardboard box.

If you are buying as a gift for someone else, this is very common. People often use an art purchase to mark the passage of a major life event – a birthday, anniversary, promotion, retirement, move, wedding, birth, or even a death.

I want to make it possible for you to buy. You can pay outright. You can also choose to pay over time in monthly check or credit card installments. When purchasing by installment payments I send you a running account of the remaining balance each month. The piece remains at my studio until paid for in full. Installment payments, once made,  are non-refundable. Installment payments can only be used towards the purchase of the original piece chosen, and not towards the purchase of another piece.

Sometimes I am willing to “trade up”. Here you can trade a smaller or less expensive piece back in exchange for a larger or more expensive piece. When I do trade up I take something off the trade back value of the smaller piece (ranging between 10 and 25%) to pay for the extra work involved to resell the first piece, relist it on the internet, negotiate the details of the trade up, etc.  I don’t "trade up" with commissions.

I hope to match each piece of my artwork to the right buyer. Many people look for a long time before they buy. When a piece that you particularly wanted sells to someone else, let this regret inform you the next time you see a piece of my artwork that you like.


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