What is the difference between 'Ready to Hang', 'Custom', and 'Bespoke' artworks?

Ready to Hang

Ready to Hang pieces are pre-designed, ‘off the shelf’ montage artworks.  My Gallery showcases these, and you can purchase or make enquiries by contacting me directly and requesting a copy of my price list that has the different sizes available and pricing.  Colour is a large part of my work and I trust you will find a colour palette to suit your interior.

These designs cannot be customised due the very specific colour palette and images chosen for the designs.

These designs are available in stretched canvas or prints on etching paper and framed behind glass.

Custom

Custom Artwork builds on Ready to Hang designs to personalise them for you from my existing image library.  Built over years here in Hong Kong, I have an extensive library of photographs to draw upon to modify existing designs.

These designs are also available for order ‘as is’ with no changes made.  Please contact me for a copy of my price list that contains the different sizes and pricing structures.

These designs are available as stretched canvas or prints on etching paper and framed behind glass.

Bespoke

Bespoke designs are comissioned to capture your personal experience of Hong Kong as I photograph the faces and places of your time here — creating your own unique montage of memories.  You may wish to add a portrait session to include loved ones in your bespoke artwork (separate cost applies to all portrait sessions. Request a price list).

These designs use a mixture of existing images and new photography for images that I don’t already have.  Contact me for a copy of the price list that contains the different sizes available and pricing structures.

These designs are available as stretched canvas or print on etching paper and framed behind glass.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

Refund or exchange

Please choose carefully as there are NO refunds or exchange once printed.

Should you proceed with a Custom Artwork and decide not to go to print, a cancellation fee of HKD1,000 will apply to any Custom Artwork that has been designed, made to order and approved.  Your artwork has been made with great care to your specifications.

Gift vouchers

Gift vouchers are available and can be posted directly to you or your recipient.

Gift vouchers must be paid upon invoicing, and NOT  upon redemption.

Payment (for 'Ready to Hang', 'Custom' and 'Bespoke' artworks)

Once you have signed and returned the Artwork Approval Form and I have placed your order with the printer, I will email you confirmation of the order and delivery.  I will include an invoice with payment details in this email.

Payment terms are strictly 7 days.

An additional small fee may be levied on international payments that incur a banking or currency conversion charge.

Available payment methods include;

  • cheque
  • direct bank transfer (HSBC Hong Kong account or National Australia Bank Australian account).

Unfortunately I cannot accept credit cards or PayPal at this time for ‘Ready to Hang’, ‘Custom’ and ‘Bespoke’ artworks.  Payment by PayPal is only available for purchases through the online shop.

PayPal

Unfortunately I cannot accept credit cards or PayPal at this time for ‘Ready to Hang’, ‘Custom’ and ‘Bespoke’ artworks.  Payment by PayPal is only available for purchases through the online shop.

Limited print run

I aim to produce a collection of designs that are not mass produced and remain relatively exclusive.  I do a small, limited print run of each design and then it is removed from the website.  I regularly update my designs.

All ‘Custom’ and ‘Bespoke’ artworks are one-off, so you can be assured that no one else will have your design.

Image usage

Due to possible copyright infringement I am only able to create prints and canvases using my own images.  These are Belinda Bath Images designs, and each artwork is compiled with great care. I proudly put my name on them, I can’t do that if using images that are not my own.  A list of what each image in your artwork represents can be sent to you upon request.

RECONFIGURATION OF DESIGN

All of my designs can be reconfigured to portrait or landscape upon request.  Note that design fees apply.

Lead time and delivery

CANVASES
It will generally take 1 week from order to delivery.  Delivery to Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories will be made to your door via courier on Tuesdays and Fridays to keep the cost down to HKD180.  Special or urgent deliveries that need to be made on the other days of the week will be charged at HKD250.
Unfortunately deliveries cannot be made to Discovery Bay or Outer-Lying Islands.  However arrangements can be made to deliver your canvas to the pier of your choice where you can meet it, or to an address (work office or friend) on HK Island where you can collect it.  Please do not pay any money to the delivery drivers (even if they ask).  The delivery cost is included in the invoice and all payments are to be made directly to ‘Belinda Bath’ per instructions on the invoice.

FRAMED MONTAGE ON GERMAN ETCHING WATERCOLOUR PAPER
It will generally take 2 weeks from order to delivery.  Delivery to Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories will be made to your door via courier and costs HKD400.  This is a two-step process with the prints being delivered to the framer and then the framer delivering them to you (hence the extra cost versus Canvases).

Shipping outside Hong Kong

All prints and canvases being sent to another country from Hong Kong need to be sent unframed and rolled.  The cost of sending fully framed prints and canvases is too high and there is risk of damage.  It is therefore up to the customer to arrange framing when shipping outside of Hong Kong.  Framing guidance and images tom assist in the framing process can be provided upon request.

All prints and canvases are sent internationally via TNT courier, and will need to be signed for upon delivery. They can be tracked by their consignment number if required.  Shipping costs by TNT vary depending on the destination and the size of the artwork.  Quotes will be provided before purchase.

Stretched canvases

The stretched canvases are printed using a Glicee process on 100% cotton canvas and are treated with a lamenated coating to minimise colour loss and fading.  The canvas is stretched over a wooden frame with the wrapped portion finished in white.  On the bottom right hand side is my Belinda Bath chop (see photo below), which denotes the authenticity of the piece.  A hook is attached to the rear of the wooden frame for hanging.

The canvases are delivered to your door within Hong Kong.

I am very happy to deliver your canvas art unframed and rolled for convenient travel/transport or should you prefer to use your own framer.  Unframed canvases are HKD100 less than prices quoted in price list.

Framed montage

Printed on 310GSM German Etching Watercolour paper with white mount (usually 5″ mount) and a white frame behind glass. Black mount and black frame available on request.  Solid teak frames are available at HKD800 extra.

Please note:  Only white mount is available on the 55cm x 150cm size.

My Belinda Bath chop which denotes the authenticity of the piece is placed on the bottom left-hand side of the white mount.

Please allow three weeks for printing and framing of framed prints.  Delivery is to your door.

Customised & Bespoke artwork

I am more than happy to customise/personalise your canvas design so you have a one-off design that is tailor made for you. I do this two ways.

1. CUSTOMISED DESIGN, USING EXISTING IMAGES

The design fee includes my time to put the design together for you and make any changes needed until final approval.

I can change the format and configuration of a design if needed to suit your wall space.

I can add new images into the design from my existing library, such as a street sign or a place. In some instances I can add images from another design if they work within the colour palette.  Just contact me with a list of things/places/images that you would like added and I will look through my library of images and work them into the design where possible.

The design will be emailed to you for approval.

While I am more than happy to change any images you don’t like or add a different one, the placement of the images is at my discretion due to the complex design process.

2. BESPOKE DESIGN, incorporating up to five new images using new photography

This includes my time to put the the design together for you and make any changes needed until final approval.  It also includes my time to go out and photograph your requests, petrol, tolls and parking fees.

I can change the format and configuration of any of the designs if needed to suit your wall space.

In some instances I don’t have the images or street signs that you want in your design so I need to go out and take photos for you.  I am very happy to do this to create a special design just for you.

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When considering a customised canvas, firstly think about what colour/design you would like from the website.  Then let me know what images you would like added into the design, keeping in mind what will work best within the colour palette as I base all my designs around a strong colour theme.  I will then go out and photograph them for you and work them into the design.  I will work closely with you until you are happy with the design.  You are also welcome to come to my home to work with me and make the final approval process easier if you like.

Also think about what will make a nice image and will photograph well.  Work buildings and mountains don’t work so well in the designs for example.  My designs are composed of a mixture of ‘literal’ and ‘emotional’ images that all work together to make up one special design and memory.  While one particular image may not mean anything to you specifically it will be a integral part of the design to evoke a memory and help the design come together.  The design process is a complex one and while I work very hard to accommodate all your image requests I may not be able to make all of your images work within the design.

Please allow 3 – 4 weeks for a customised design.  Some designs can be done faster depending on what is involved.
While I am more than happy to change any images you don’t like or add a different one the placement of the images is at my discretion due to the complex design process.

PLEASE NOTE  that unfortunately I cannot customise designs from countries other than Hong Kong.  I have limited images to draw from for other countries and these canvases have been designed based on my interpretations and are not intended to be customised.

Bespoke Artwork with Portraits

This is a separate cost and is charged in addition to the cost of your ‘Custom’ or ‘Bespoke’ artwork price.  Contact me for the price list.

This is treated as a separate shoot and all edited images taken are sent to you to keep

Not all of the designs are suitable to add images of children/family.  Photography of the children requires a specific approach to work within the artworks.  Traditional ‘family portrait’ style images are not taken, with a preference for a ‘natural’ approach, blending into the artwork.  The style of the images need to compliment and work within the existing artwork to make for a beautiful and balanced design.  Only images taken by myself can be used within the artworks.

Bespoke artworks with potraits require a minimum of 4 weeks.

Designs and colour palettes recommended for inclusion of portaits are included in the ‘Bespoke Artwork with Portraits‘ gallery.

I will work with you on where is best to take the photos and suggested clothing to get the best images to work within your chosen colour palette.

Single Image Prints

Single image prints in the Online Shop are sold unframed, unless otherwise mentioned.  They are sold unframed to make them an affordable gift for yourself or a friend.  This also gives the freedom to frame them according to individual taste, style and decor.

They look best when framed with a 2″ – 3″ mount board, making sure the chop and signature is fully shown and highlighted.

A framer’s contact details in Central can be given upon request.  His work comes highly recommended and he knows my work well.

I am also happy to advise on framing and colours if needed.

Visit the Online Shop and view the full gallery of images.

Sizing

If purchasing more than one canvas to hang together (such as diptych/triptych) it is suggest all canvases are ordered at the same time.  As the production process involves wet ink printing on to 100% cotton canvas, a small amount of shrinkage is to be expected. This will limit the opportunity for variable shrinkage and small sizing differences.  Should you prefer sizing that is not listed, please contact me.

Private appointments

To make an appointment to visit my home — to view some canvases and framed prints (in various sizes) in-situ or to work through picture selection for a Custom or Bespoke artwork, please contact me in advance.
My home address is:
Apartment B, 33/F, Tower 6,
Aria Kowloon Peak
51 Fung Shing Street
Ngau Chi Wan
Kowloon
map link

How to get here:

  • Driving, there is hourly visitor parking (Octopus or cash)
  • Taxi (approximately HKD130 from Central)
  • MTR & taxi/minibus (the green minibus from Choi Hung MTR station (bus 16A or 16S) outside MTR Exit A2 stops outside Aria (approx. 3-4 minute ride))

Get In Touch.

For pricing and available sizes, or if you have any questions that have not been answered here, please contact me directly.

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