Here are some common questions I get asked about my art.
Have another one? Please use the contact form above to send me a message. Thank you!
How long does it take you to paint a piece?
The type of paintingmedium used, and the size
you're looking for will change the time it takes me to paint.
However, on average a painting will take me between 2 and 6 weeks.
If you need a painting more quickly than this, please get in touch asap to discuss your options.
How do I photograph my pet for a portrait?
Taking a photo of your pet can be tricky!
Take multiple shots. The best images are ones where the light is good and I can see the detail of the animal clearly. The eyes are so important, if I can't see them I can't paint them!
If you can, include their favourite rug, coat, collar, toy or chair etc, as it can make a portrait more interesting.
Do you ship worldwide?
Yes! I have a shipping policy that explains everything. Basically the prices you see at the check out in my store include postage and packaging in Australia. Insurance and signature on delivery are also included.I reserve the right to charge more for sending large artworks, and use reputable couriers eg Sendle, Trans Direct. If you are overseas, I use FedEx or DHL. Please contact me with your details so that I can arrange a quote.
Yor country may have import taxes so please check your countries rules.
How much is your artwork?
Artworks 30cm x 40cm start from $300.00 AUD
Medium artworks 40cm x 50cm start from $400.00 AUD
Large Original Artwork 120cm x 90cm start at $1300
For a custom size and quote, please contact me for exact lead time and price.
How do I commission an artwork?
It's easy! Simply send me details of what you would like painting. This includes the size, images, a description eg '2 lorikeets in a yellow grevillea', and I send you a quote. I ask for a 50% deposit to secure your spot, send you composition and progress shots, and you receive your artwork once the balance is paid. The quote includes postage and handling.
What size paintings do you create?
Sizes vary, some are small, 20 x20 cm , some are large 120cm x 120cm. I also enjoy painting on circular boards. The most popular sizes for animal portraits are 40 x 50cm. My florals look amazing painted on anything from 40 x 50cm upwards.
"Joy is professional, affordable and puts a lot of heart and soul into her unique art. She is a pleasure to communicate with and I highly recommend her all round.
" Joy Connell is an extremely talented and professional artist , she can paint basically anything from a photo and put it down on canvas in a very realistic and personal way."