Frequently Asked Questions
I am interested in buying some art - where do I start?
At affordablebritishart you can browse and search for artwork using the the link in the left hand navigation bar or at the top of the page. This will take you to dedicated search page where you will find options to browse the artworks by typing in a keyword e.g. sunsets.
Secondly, there are quick search links for finding art in a certain medium, genre, colour or price.
Thirdly, if you know the name of the artist you are looking for, you can also search for their gallery by clicking on the first letter of their surname.
Once you have seen a piece of art that you like and want to buy, you can either buy the artwork immediately by clicking on the Paypal button, or if you prefer, you can click on the link to email the Artist directly, to discuss an offline method of payment. You would also click on this link to email the artist if you wanted to discuss commissioning an original piece of work.
At affordablebritishart, you buy art directly from the artist, and we take no commission on sales - so you save on Gallery fees.
Under Distance selling Regulations, all our artists operate a no-quibble 7 day return policy….for whatever reason. Please see our Terms & Conditions for details.
I've bought some Art - can I leave feedback for the Artst?
Yes....we would be delighted to hear your feedback about either your use of the site, or what you thought about your purchase.
Please click here to contact us with your feedback.
Please include the name of the painting and the Artist's name and we will make sure that the artist hears about your feedback.
I'm interested in selling my art - where do I start?
Affordablebritishart provides a platform for new, emerging and established professional artists to exhibit and sell their work - directly to the public, commission free.
You can choose a membership option to suit your needs - click here to see the Membership options. You can pay your membership online via Paypal or offline by personal cheque.
There is a 7 day free trial period, to allow you to register and upload your work, so you can see how easy it is to use the website.
Once you have subscribed, you can then log-in to your Gallery admin area, and from there you can start to upload your images and text information.
How do I subscribe?
Visit the Membership Options page to help you decide which package will best suit your needs. Then click on the link to subscribe….fill in the onscreen form, indicating which portfolio package you want, submit….and that's you…ready to go….you simply click on the Artist's log-in link, enter your email address and password for access to your own Gallery's admin area.
I have subscribed, how do I manage my art works and my gallery?
Simply login to the system with your email address and password, and you will find yourself in your Gallery admin area.
Once in your gallery admin area, you can fill in the text fields with your details, Biography, Artist's statement etc. If you have a personal website, you can add a free link to it - all we ask is that you place a reciprocal link back to us, from your own website.
This text information needs to be entered only once….it will automatically be assigned to each page of your gallery. However you can amend it at any time by altering the text and clicking on the "update Information" button.
Then all you have to do is upload your images with the description and price. To do this, click on the "Add New Art" link and you will be taken to the upload page.
Click on the "Browse" button and locate the image file on your computer. Fill in the relevant details about the painting - description, price, keywords etc, then scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Add Art".
You are then ready to add your next artwork…..just repeat the process. When finished, click on "exit" and you will be taken back to your main admin area. At any time you can see the changes to your gallery by clicking on the "view my gallery" link in your main admin area.
How does a customer buy or commission a painting?
The site has been set up in such a way that when you are uploading the details and enter the price of the painting, the Paypal button will be generated for you automatically….one for each new image.
If a buyer wishes to buy your painting, they need only click on the Paypal button, to be redirected to a pre-filled Paypal Invoice.
Alternatively, there is a "Contact the Artist to pay offline, or discuss a commission" link, which sits under the Paypal button. The buyer clicking this, would email you and their enquiry will be sent direct to the email address you have used to subscribe.
How often can I update my online profile and the images in my gallery?
As often as you like! Simply login to the system to manage your online profile and your gallery images.
Is there any waiting or set up time?
Once you subscribe online your account is created automatically and you can get started straight away.
Are there any restrictions to the type of art I can display on affordablebritishart?
We have an acceptable use policy relating to the types of images that can be uploaded. It is our aim to maintain a family-friendly site, so please bear this in mind. Please see our Terms & Conditions page for more details.
If I have difficulty using the website, how can I get help?
You can Contact Us for 1-2-1 help and guidance - in the first instance, this should be by email and we aim to reply as soon as possible, within 24hrs. Where the need arises, we may contact you by telephone to discuss any difficulties.
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