CortneyNorth's Shop Policies
Thank you for visiting my shop and viewing my artwork!
Here's a little about me:
Cortney earned her Bachelors of Fine Art and Education in 2007. Her recent body of work focuses on abstract color arrangements with linear movement and a bent towards impressionistic style. North is a full-time artist who has been featured in collections both nationally and internationally and currently has a studio in Columbus, Ohio.
"My appreciation for abstract paintings and sculptures has been around since I can remember. There is something so instinctual for me about abstract art. You are taking away the literal and expected to assess the art with your feelings instead of just your eyes. It's why I love experimenting with new color combinations, textures and lines.
Nature plays the biggest role right now in my art. It's often that I find myself out in nature listening to the birds chirping and the leaves rustling in the wind that a design for a painting will come into my mind. It's as though a snapshot of the moment is captured inside of me and as I paint, I relate back to the moment, the smells in the air, the sounds whistling by, the layers of hues in the scene, to guide my colors and brushstrokes. It's all wrapped up and preserved until I can imitate it on the canvas in front of me."
For more information about my paintings and prints, please visit: www.CortneyNorth.com
I accept payment through Etsy and PayPal. Both accept credit cards.
Once I receive payment confirmation, I will begin assembling your order for shipment.
Shipping Method by Size:
8x10 prints are wrapped in a cello envelope and shipped in a stay-flat mailer.
12x12, 11x14 and 13x19 are wrapped in acid-free tissue paper and shipped in a sturdy tube mailer.
Original Painting Shipping Info:
I use USPS Parcel Select for shipping originals. This shipping option includes delivery confirmation and takes 2-9 days to arrive to your door. If you would like to use USPS Priority shipping for a faster arrival time (2-3 days), please let me know and I can add the extra shipping cost to your order.
At the current time, I am shipping originals only within the United States.
Estimated Shipping Times:
Paintings and prints are shipped within 1-3 days after I receive payment notification through Etsy.
My shipping days are Monday (8a-4p), Wednesday (8a-12p) and Friday(8a-4p). If an order is received to me by 4pm EST (or 12 noon EST on Wednesday), I will typically be able to send it out that same day.
The shipping fee includes the cost of postage, packaging material and my time to carefully assemble your order.
Express Mail Option:
Yes, I can ship your painting and/or print using Express mail (next day delivery), however the cost is significantly higher. Please contact me before purchasing if you would prefer this option so I can set up a listing specific for you and confirm that I will be able to ship it to you by your desired time frame.
Shipping is through USPS.
Tracking Your Order
Delivery Confirmation is included for shipping within the United States so you (and I) can have the peace of mind that comes with tracking your order.
Prints are shipped USPS International First Class mail. They sometimes do not include order tracking. Please let me know before your order is purchased if you would like me to add 'shipment tracking' to your order for an additional cost.
Refunds and Exchanges
Sales are final.
Please, however, let me know if you need to discuss this in more detail. I'm happy to answer your questions.
Additional Policies and FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions:
Where do you find inspiration?
Inspiration for my paintings is predominately from nature. Often I find that while out on a walk looking down at a collection of flowers or looking up into the sky, a certain color scheme will stand out. I memorize the colors and recreate the scene on my canvas later that day or evening. Every so often sounds inspire me as well.
How can I find out about new paintings?
I update Twitter with the newest pieces available, as well as my works in progress. My blog is also a great place to check for new arrivals at www.CortneyNorth.com
Last Updated October 2, 2014