Frequently Asked Questions
What’s Your Thing? The other day someone asked Mrs Kisses (my wonderful wife) what I was doing these days. She told them I was painting for a living. They immediately asked if I'd be interested in painting their home... inside and out! Mrs Kisses had to quickly qualify her answer... "HE PAINTS PICTURES!" I've always reserved the word "ARTST" for those REAL artists I admire so much.
What’s Your Medium? I work primarily with watercolors but often accent pieces with tinted gesso, gouaches, inks, charcoal pencils, and pastel.
Do You Paint ALL of Your Own Paintings? Indeed I do. Every painting that leaves my studio was painted 100% by ME!
Do You Do Custom Paintings? Yes I do… a lot of them… for individuals and commercial clients. And I guarantee my work. If you don’t like the finished product, you don’t have to accept it. But, if you walk away from it, you'll have to live with the guilt when you see me begging for food on the street corners the following week!
Who Are Your Favorite Artists? My brother, Scott Ross is a world class artist... check him out. My Sister-in-Law, Kirsten Ulve is another favorite. Others I appreciate are Miki DeGoodeboom, Grahame Booth, John Lovett, Alvaro Castagnet and Joesph Zbukvic... all senational watercolorists. I’m also inspired by Peter Max, Pablo Picasso, Marcel Mouly, Romero Britto... to name a few.
Are Your Paintings Affordable? Yes!… very affordable! Mrs Kisses oft reminds me that I need to quit giving my paintings away-- that, we too, have bills to pay.
Are Your Paintings Displayed in Any Galleries? At one time, not long ago, I was displaying at three galleries simultaneously. But, in recent months, I've pulled my paintings from all of these galleries. Times have changed. Galleries are no longer the only way to tout my work. I prefer to market my paintings via social media, my own website, and word-of-mouth. Minus those ohhhh-soooo-hefty gallery commissions (50%), I'm able to offer my work at half the cost. My approach is, "affordable original art."
How Did You Get So Tall and Skinny? I think it was all the corn I ate as a kid when I was growing up in Iowa. Or… it might have been something in the water.
What’s in the Box? My paintings are all hand signed (by me) front and back. They come with an artist’s bio and a signed certificate of authenticity. All of my paintings are professionally shrink-wrapped on sturdy foam board... 100% ready to mat and frame.
Do You Ship to Out-of-Town Buyers? Yes. I ship either USPS Priority or UPS. Shipping and handling costs run between $10 and $20... depending on size, weight, and shipping distance. You'll always know the shipping charges well before I send the finished painting your way.
What Is Your Preferred Payment Method? I prefer the speed, simplicity, and security of PayPal. Not a PayPal member? No problem. I can invoice you online via PayPal where your credit cards will be accepted. I will pay ALL transaction fees.
How Do I Contact You? You can yell at the top of your lungs but that might tick off your neighbors. Email works. There is also a contact form on this website.