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We are a family business and we deal personally with all our artists and clients, handling artwork with great care. We have more than thirty years experience so you can be confident that we will carefully package and protect any order that you arrange to have delivered and we are always delighted when we know a client is pleased with their purchase.

 

 

Hi Joan,

Paintings arrived safely sometime yesterday, and now “hung”. Very pleased with them; they are everything I hoped for. Thanks for your help.

Nigel

Newtonmore
May 2016

 

Hi Joan,  

Just to let you know the painting arrived safely yesterday afternoon and your packing was par excellence.  Lucy’s fine study of the kittiwake did not disappoint and not surprised to hear that it was much admired at your exhibition. 

All the best,   Graeme

North Uist
May 2016

 

I arrived back in Edinburgh today to find my painting waiting for me. I am so thrilled to have it and am very pleased with my choice!

Thank you for your assistance and in safely packaging and sending it on to me so promptly.

Ann

Edinburgh

May 2016 

 

Just to let you know that the painting arrived safely; thank you for wrapping it so well and for organising this for me. It is different in real life - far more beautiful than it appeared online. Ethereal, but very strong, flowing movement. Really, really stunning!

Thanks again and very best regards,

Morag
Bury St Edmunds

April 2015
 



The painting arrived safe and sound today at 3:30pm. I commend you on your packing - it took me 15 minutes to make my way through all of the bubble wrap to get to the final product, which was certainly worth the effort. The painting is as beautiful as I had expected and the frame and matte really highlight the image. Your description of the shipment must have been sufficient to satisfy the customs guys as, so far, there was nothing to pay when I received the shipment. Thank you for your assistance through this process. The painting is actually meant as a gift to our very good friends who have always admired our own Shanks, but now we might have to keep it and get them something else!

We love it, thank you so much and also for your great packing.



Stuart

British Columbia

February 2015




I thought you might like to know that the painting arrived safely. It is just beautiful! I couldn't be more pleased. The frame is an excellent choice and really sets off the art. I have worked for several art museums and have rarely seen such care in the packing of artwork. Thank you for your attention to all the details. 

 

Wishing you much success,

 

Kathleen
New Hampshire

 

 

 

What excitement last night !  We opened the parcel!  And they were all perfect, even more attractive than in the photos!!!!! and I really liked the frames!!!!!  Now it’s just a question of seeing where they like best to hang, and that always takes a while.

 

Thank you.  I hope that one day I’ll get to the gallery to meet you in person, maybe drag you out to lunch ….!

 

Meanwhile, all the best,

 

Susan



Apologies for the delay in letting you know that the painting arrived safely and is even nicer than we thought; it looks really good in the place we’d set aside for it. Thank you for your help and for the cards that you sent too.

 

Regards

 

John

 

 

 
Just got back to Northern Ireland last night and didn't get a chance when I was in Scotland to access a computer after all.
 
All I can say is - WHAT A SUCCESS!  Mum was absolutely thrilled (and surprised as she thought our present was the ceilidh that we had organised) with Black Circle and cannot take her eyes off it!  The box arrived safely at my brother's nursery and we managed to spirit it into mum's house without her realising anything was going on.  On the Saturday the family gathered - my brother and his three sons in their kilts - and thrust a glass of champagne into mum's hand and presented her with the sculpture.  The look on her face was amazing!
 
Everyone thinks the sculpture is fabulous Joan and we'd be grateful if you could pass this on to Illona.  I'd also like to thank you again for all your assistance during the purchasing process.  We certainly would not hesitate to recommend both the gallery or Illona herself to anyone and will do so should the opportunity arise.
 
We went on to have a brilliant night at the ceilidh and even my eight year old, thoroughly Irish son can now do Strip the Willow and The Dashing White Sergeant with the best of us!
 
Back for a rest!  Now, what to get Mum for her 90th.....
 
Best wishes,
 
 Liz



Thank you for the painting which arrived safely this morning in your excellent and careful packaging. We are really pleased with it and I will be putting it up on our dining room wall today.

 

Phillip

 

 

 

"Clachtoll Beach" arrived in the Midi safe and well on Friday.  It now hangs alongside our French Harrigan and is quite splendid....Thank you very much, both for getting hold of it for us and for your efficiency in making the transaction so hassle-free.

Best wishes for the gallery and yourselves,

Ian

 

 

 

Thank you so much for all your trouble and patience with the paintings you sent me.  They arrived in pristine condition and I am delighted with them both.

 

 


Just to let you know that the two paintings have arrived safely. Again, I am so pleased - they are just wonderful and will bring much enjoyment. Thank you for making all the arrangements and for the superb packaging.

 

With warmest regards,

 

Kate

 

 

 

The painting has arrived. My husband has opened it and in his words its "fine". Now for you and I this may be somewhat understated but for Barry this is the best compliment he can give. Early on in our marriage he told me on a night out that I  looked fine - slightly miffed I challenged him -  he told me to look up the definition of fine which I did - "excellent, of notable merit". Need I say more.

Thank you for your help,

 

Fiona

 

 

 

Many thanks for the painting which arrived beautifully wrapped and in excellent condition.

Thank you so much,

 

Vickie

  

 

 

The painting arrived this morning and it's absolutely gorgeous. We love it, thank you so much and also for your great packing. 

 

Kindest regards,

 

Lesley