The award winning lion pastel painting "Regal Partners" finds a happy home
You may recall that I was delighted when "Regal Partners" won two awards recently - one for Artist of the Month and the other an Honorable Mention in the Grey Cube gallery Nature art competition for March 2021
When I posted these lions to my Facebook art page on the first of December, explaining that they had won second place in Artlist.com's "Artist of the Month" ( see above photo ) I had a lot of positive feedback.
As I said in that post "This is a real favourite of mine - it is the largest size I do ( 50cm by 70cm ) and as usual it was created using soft pastel ( for the background ) and pastel pencils ( for the details ) on Artspectrum Colourfix paper."
One of the comments was from Vikki who lives in Connecticut who asked if Regal Partners was for sale. After a few weeks of communication Vikki and I agreed a price for the artwork and for courier delivery to the USA.
As it was only my second time sending artworks to the US, the first being through Artfinder.com for a Scottish landscape, it was a big learning curve. However, after phoning Customs in the US, I confirmed that the artwork would have no import duty added and I found a courier who collected the packaged artwork from me. This is the packed painting ready to go:
I was very pleased when the courier ( who used DHL) confirmed despatch on the Monday from Birmingham to arrive on the Wednesday in Connecticut. I was able to track the parcel too and see where it was on the way to the US. It was a great relief to see it had cleared customs and had arrived at Vikki's home by the Wednesday afternoon....
And this is how Vikki responded to the receipt of the painting:
Many thanks to Vikki for your very kind comments and I am delighted that these lions have found a happy home. I am also very pleased that the time I spent on packaging the painting ( which was framed with glass ) meant it arrived intact.....
So if you read to the end of this post and want to buy one of my detailed pastel artworks then you can be assured of the best quality of painting, of packaging and of courier delivery. Very reassuring! Hear from you soon...