Painting Auction Questions

How do I register for an Auction?

Simply go to the Auction Login/Registration page to create a user name and password.

I'm trying to register but the system tells me my email is already in use?

Please get in touch via my contact page and I’ll be happy to help you get registered.

I forgot my password?

Click here to reset your password: RESET PASSWORD

What is your privacy policy?

Please see Privacy Policy.

How long will it take to get my painting if I win the bid?

Typically a painting is posted for auction the day it was completed, so it’ll need a few weeks to dry. 
Once dry, I’ll apply a coat of retouch varnish, wrap the painting in glassine paper to protect the surface, and ship it off to you in a padded mailer.
You’ll receive your tracking information at that time.

What is a proxy bid?

Proxy bidding, otherwise known as maximum bidding, is an automatic bidding system that place a bid on your behalf for the lowest amount possible up to your maximum bid.  

Simply enter the highest amount you are willing to pay and the system will bid for you as prompted by other bids.  You will be notified by email if your maximum bid is outbid. 

General Painting Questions

Where can I see your paintings in person?

Principle Gallery 
Susan Powell Fine Art
Area 61

And if you’re in Chattanooga, give me a ring and you can visit my studio. 🙂

Where can I buy your work?

See above. 
Also, directly on my website on my Auction page.

How long did it take you to paint that?

More detailed larger paintings can take months (with lots of drying time in between layers) and smaller pieces can take anywhere from 3-4 hours for alla prima works, up to 15-20 hours for layered paintings.

Commission Questions

How do I commission a portrait?

Drop me an email (contact form) or call (617-275-3775). I’d love to talk to you about what you’re envisioning.

How do I commission a still life?

Drop me an email (contact form) or call (617-275-3775). I’d love to talk to you about what you’re envisioning.

How much does a portrait or still life commission cost?

Painting pricing is based on size and complexity. Please drop me an email (contact form) or call (617-275-3775).  After discussing your project, I can give you an accurate quote.