Frequently Asked Questions
About the Artist
What is your name, and where are you from?
As the title of my website says, my name is Danielle Trudeau and I’m currently located in Manitoba, Canada. I grew up surrounded by nature and animals which still to this day are the primary source of inspiration for my work.
Tell me a few random things about yourself.
Well, I’m young Canadian artist whose heart belongs in South Africa, I have a ridiculously large tea collection, my favorite birds are Barn Owls, cats make me happy and a rather strong fascination with monsters.
About the Artwork
Where do you find the inspiration for your artwork?
My strongest source of inspiration is nature. It has so much to offer, so much beauty and strangeness and wonder that it just fills my head and heart with ideas.
What mediums do you prefer to work with?
As a younger artist I started off with coloured pencils but quickly felt the push to expand my arsenal of art tools. Currently my favorite medium is acrylics, specifically applied to wooden panels or feathers. Soft pastels and velour paper are a combination that has stolen my heart a few years ago, I still love to lose myself in the softness of the paper and richness of the colours.
About Purchasing Artwork
How can I purchase an original piece of art?
While I am currently constructing a method in order for customers to directly purchase artwork from this site, I currently have original artwork available for purchase via email [firstname.lastname@example.org]. See a piece that you would like to purchase? Let me know and I would have happy to assist you!
I also often have original artwork available for sale in my Etsy shop : www.etsy.com/ca/shop/TheDaytimeHeroes
How can I purchase prints of your artwork?
Currently I have prints available on FineArtAmerica, they range in size and paper types.
What types of payment do you take?
I take payments with Paypal, which also allows the flexibility of accepting payments with major credit cards.
When a client has made the decision to purchase a piece of artwork, I send invoices from Paypal which can then be paid.
Is it safe to ship artwork?
I take the utmost care in packaging my artwork in order to mail it out, and have yet to have a piece damage or lost by the postal companies. Artwork produced on paper is slipped into a clear cellophane resealable sleeve before being sandwiched between sturdy pieces of foam board, which is then carefully fitted to a bubble-padded envelope. All of my artwork is mailed with a tracking number in order to keep tabs on its progress across the province, country, continent or globe!
Can I commission you for a custom piece?
Although I take limited custom commissions during the year, the general answer would be yes! I offer a variety of commission types which include pet portraits and other animals of the client’s choice, with a variety of mediums.
What is the process for acquiring an original (pre-made) piece of artwork?
If a customer finds themselves desiring a piece of my artwork, I urge them to contact me by email. I always offer to send the customer more photos of the artwork (such as photos from different angles in order to give them the clearest view of what the piece looks like), as well as more information about the art. At this time I will require information in regards to the location of the customer in order to calculate appropriate shipping & handling costs, and will provide them with a range of shipping methods to choose from. Once the appropriate shipping method has been chosen, an invoice will be sent to the customer for the total amount due and the artwork will be mailed out within 5 business days of the invoice being paid in full. I update the customer with any other information that they will need, such as the tracking number and then the artwork is on its way!
What is the process for acquiring a custom piece of artwork?
Interested in a custom piece of artwork by yours truly? I offer a range of commission types with different mediums, and strive to always provide the client with an excellent experience and a piece of artwork for them to cherish for years to come. Once the client contacts me, I typically ask some questions to work out the details of what will come (such as subject, medium, size, level of detail, etc), and provide them with a range of options to choose from.
I require at least 50% of the cost of the artwork up front before any work is started, then the final payment is made upon completion of the artwork. During the period that I work on the art, I like to send progress photos to the client to show them how their piece is coming along, which also provides the client with the opportunity to ask for small changes or additions.