Marcela Díaz Art Studio

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I paint?

My artistic work goes around the discovery and expression of the human being. Most of my  artworks present the woman figure because I can see the beauty in any woman of any color any shape any size any background.
I explore human figure, especially  women, in a deeper level not as the desire’s object or a sexual object but as a representation of our humanity, our path, desires, dreams and unconscious world, our dual nature body and soul, our sufferings and our tireless search for wisdom.
Many times I choose the path of symbolic or surreal figuration to give a new vision of the human condition to which many of us remain blind
My first works are mainly realistic using layers of glazing. In my most recent paintings I seek to unite realism with environments and abstract and gestural backgrounds where the texture and brushwork stand out, where there is space for detail and for improvisation. I love knowing where I start but not where I’m going to arrive and discover it as I go

What materials do I use?

I work mainly on oil and acrylic paint  over stretched canvas or canvas panel.
I usually use acrylics for the first layer of backgrounds and over that I use oils.
I also like to work with watercolors and mix media
For me the material is only a tool not a purpose
I use artist quality materials for the best result

What is my education and qualifications?

I am bachelor of arts and visual arts teacher of the Pontificia Universidad Católica of Chile, Costume design technician from Paulina Diard Academy of Chile,

 How to Purchase?

You can purchase direct on my website with credit card or PayPal or you can contact me directly for a commission painting.

I can offer payment plans for any painting or order over GBP 400 (USD 500).  Just contact me and you can choose from 2 – 6 months payments to pay for your new painting.  Please just specify how much time you need and what day of the month you would like to be billed and I will email you an invoice at that time. You may pay by credit card, PayPal or bank transfer for your installment payments.
Once you finish your payment you will receive your painting.

What Happens After I Purchase?

After your payment has been received your will receive a confirmation email with and invoice and then the painting will be carefully packaged and shipped via Royal Mail tracked and signed service. The paintings are insured during shipping.  Carrying insurance on the painting after it arrives in your possession is your responsibility.

Does my painting come framed?

Most of my original paintings are sold unframed because you must choose the frame according to your personal taste and thinking about the interior design.
I offer some paintings with a simple frame but if you want it unframed just contact me and I will remove it.

If you would like to order your own custom frame please let me know and I will adjust the price of the painting accordingly.  Typically smaller paintings

How does my painting come shipped?
In the case of Prints you can choose if you want it framed or not. You can choose from the options on my web store or contact me for a different option.

Do you do commissions?

Yes I do.
Just contact me and we can discuss it together.
You can see more information here

How the paintings are shipped?

All original artwork is hand signed in the front and  back and include a certificate of authenticity and it is carefully and securely packed in a cardboard box or unframed and rolled in a cardboard tube in case of large canvases.
Please allow 4-7 business days to process and pack your painting. Shipping times for commissions are relative to the time each project needs plus the time for drying (1 to 3 weeks). The painting must be dried to be shipped. Transit time is different for each country.
For more information see my shipping and return conditions

How to Care for your painting over time?

To dust your painting over time you can use a lint free cloth or a dry soft hair paintbrush and run it back and forth from the top to the bottom allowing all the dust to fall off.  Never use anything liquid to clean it with.
Never put a painting in full sun or in a dark damp place. Both will cause damage.

If you have any other question lust contact me.