FAQs

How to buy art online


You can find out what Craig's art prints cost, buy prints directly from the shop, or view and inquire about original paintings here.

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Where do you ship to, and how much does it cost?
We ship worldwide! Prints arrive at your door rolled in a protective tube. Prints are sent via New Zealand Post's International Track & Trace service. Delivery is usually within 7 days. Tracking details are provided on confirmation of your order.

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How to buy art for your home
Measure your space
Decide on a budget and whether you’d like to invest in an original painting or a limited edition print
View the shop and discover what artwork speaks to you
Make sure the size of the artwork will work in your space
Click ‘add to cart’
If you’ve bought a print, check out the examples of how to frame your print
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Where should I hang my artwork? Will sun damage it?
It’s best to hang your artwork on a wall that doesn’t receive direct sunlight for long periods of the day. Even though prints and paintings are created using lightfast materials, you will be able to get many generations worth of enjoyment from your art pieces if they are displayed wisely.

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How do I order a Craig S Primrose limited-edition print?
Click on any artwork from the Shop page
Select the type of 'Print' from the dropdown menu
Click 'Add to cart' to purchase
From there it is an easy online shopping cart process to have a print delivered to your door, anywhere in the world.
Your print will arrive rolled in a protective tube
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How do I invest in limited-edition prints that increase in value?
Prints are created by capturing the original painting as a high-resolution digital image. They are then printed using lightfast pigments on museum quality, acid-free paper with advanced inkjet technology.

These prints are superior in beauty, quality and durability, lasting up to 120 years before any colour change is apparent to the human eye.

Every artwork is titled, numbered with its unique edition number, dated with the year of printing and signed.

The value of a published artwork like this will increase over the years with the profile of the artist.

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How do I handle my new art print with care?
Your print will arrive rolled in a protective tube.

If the tube is dented do not sign for the print as your artwork has been damaged by the courier company and signing means you take on the liability of the damaged package.

Any handling and especially back-rolling to remove curl is only undertaken by an expert framer or someone with experience in working with archival paper using powder-free nitrile gloves.

Extra care should be taken to not get any dust, finger oil or moisture on the print. Removal of dust from the surface should be managed with an air source or very soft brush, not by using a cloth or hand which will scratch the print.

Glass should cover the paper print as the ink is vulnerable to water damage.

Don't hang your print on a wall that receives direct sun. If displaying your print behind standard framing glass in standard lighting conditions (not in direct sunlight), your artwork is estimated to show no noticeable fading for at least 80 years. If UV museum glass is used this time is suggested to exceed 200 years.

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Are prints framed?
Large canvas prints and archival paper prints come unframed. They are couriered to you rolled in a protective tube, and the frame can be chosen by the purchaser.

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How much does art framing cost?
Framing starts at around $200 for smaller prints.

Cost varies depending on:

Your choice of moulding (the outside decorative frame)
The size of cardboard matting
The type of glass ‒ standard, non-reflective or museum UV protective glass
We recommend making an appointment with State of the Art framing, now based just out of Hamilton, for a no-obligation quote, or ask your chosen local framer.

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How do I frame my print?
When you receive the print it will be unframed so you can frame it how you wish. This diagram shows suggested measurements for framing only.


The artist's personal recommendation is that you ask your framer to surround the image with a generous 7 - 13cm cardboard matting of any colour that highlights the image, white is usually a good bet.

Glass should cover the print as the ink is vulnerable to water damage. Normal glass or non-reflective glass are both fine. Ideally don't hang your print on a wall that receives direct sun.


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The artist's process
Who inspired you to become an artist?


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How did you become an artist?


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What does being an artist mean to you?

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What inspires your work?

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What other artists are you influenced by?

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What is your favourite painting by someone else?

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What music do you listen to while painting?


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What podcasts / audiobooks do you listen to?

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What is your painting process?
My artworks all start life 
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How long does it take to complete a painting?
It can take 

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What is your favourite painting you have done?


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Do you have an inspirational quote you would tell your fans?


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On creativity
What does your art practice mean to you?


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Are there times when you become blocked creatively? How do you become re-inspired?

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Any tips on how to be more creative?

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What was your relationship with the late Sir Edmund Hillary?

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Have you painted anyone famous?

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Have you ever painted animals?