SALES

Regular updates. 

A request can be made to see more paintings for sale - see contact page. 

DELIVERY OPTIONS 

1. International Shipping Agency.  

2. Fine Art Courier.

3. Delivery in Person*: Delivery by agent at time and location of client's choice. 

Orders over $15,000 (USD) or equivalent currency values delivered Changa Rouche*     (13,000 EUR / £12,000 (UK) / 105,000 RMB)  

*Depending on country availability.

 


MY PAINTINGS HAVE NO TITLES. 

Purchasers provide titles for their paintings. 

The paintings have no narrative. They are purely visual. They are about seeing and enjoying seeing with no explanation necessary. You create your own narrative based on your response, rather than one prescribed by a title. For this reason each painting awaits a title from it's buyer. The title is about the owner's relationship with the painting.


ARTIST'S STATEMENT

 "I gave this concept a great deal of thought when it dawned on me that people have been passing my paintings down through generations. These paintings have become highly personalized possessions, often through many years of ownership. Younger family members have been inheriting them, sometimes through two generations. Corporations have bought them for esteemed employees, my first such sale dating back decades. My concept is about recognizing the connection between purchaser and painting at the outset. The idea centres on giving people more engagement with their paintings". 

Joe Francis Dowden. April 2019.

THE PROVENANCE

The title and buyers name will always headline the provenance.

The provenance will consist of detailed information about the purchased painting. 


UNIQUE CODE

Precise dimensions of the painting in millimeters will be included. These are not to be confused with the usual dimensions given in centimeters, which represent the painting visible in the mount, known as the opening dimensions. These precise dimensions are the total exact size of the painting representing the hidden sides beyond the opening. These are unique dimensions, each also being slightly different, and rarely if ever repeated in the same combination, so they assist in long term reliable identification. They are in effect four sets of three digits - but with a recurrence probability  beyond that of a four digit security code. 


Additionally, unlike many watercolours, these paintings are not sized to standard opening sizes, and/or standard sheet sizes, except where requested by the client, so the dimensions of each painting

contribute to its unique identification. In this way each painting comes with its own unique and verified code linked to the work itself.     


The provenance, with title connected to purchaser's name, along with this unique identification system is about trust, dependability and client partnership. 


Joe Francis Dowden  

2019 Prices pdf.pdf