My Prices

"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it."
- Henry David Thoreau  

 

Why my prices are what they are?

I created this page because I want to be transparent with you about my prices.
People often look at art (not only mine) and they think "I love it, but it's too expensive." 
And I get it, not all art is affordable, every pocket is different and I'm the first one to set a budget for what I like.

Probably because I painted all my life, and I had art on my walls since I can remember, I believe everybody deserves to have art in their homes, that's why I have pieces that start from 25€ and this will never change. I promise!

 

All my pieces are priced based on size and what kind of surface they are. I have a formula I use to calculate prices. 
The formula helps me estimating more or less how much time it's going to take me to create a piece, plus how much paint I will need.

I use very high quality materials because I want colours to be as bright and vivid as possible, and I want my canvases/paper to last ... forever! 

 

A part from paint, canvases and sponges or brushes, there are loads of art supplies that end up in the art studio, from tape for shipping to cleaning products and much more. Here an extensive list!

It's very hard to quantify the amount of time I spend in the studio. But I can tell you that painting an artwork, depending on the size, can take me between 30 minutes to 15 hours. And that's only the time I spend painting!
In the studio (and on the train on my way to work every morning) I run my business, which means taking care of my website, answering emails, organise shipping and all the not very glamours activities like cleaning, invoices, stock, work on Instagram and so on...

 

I know art isn't a necessity, but I hope that if you decide to invest in a painting, (wherever/whoever you buy it from) it's a piece that brings some special emotions.

And if one of my pieces resonates with you, remember I offer payment plans and I will be very happy to walk you through the process.

 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT PAYMENT PLANS HERE!

 

If you have more questions about my prices, feel free to drop me an email at info@elisacapitanio.com and I'll be happy to get back to you.