I always use acid-free paper which means it will be long lasting. And normally I use Saunder & Waterford or Arches which are very high quality. But sometimes I will use a cheaper paper (still acid-free though) because it gives effects that can't be achieved with more expensive papers.
About several hours. But it took me about almost 20 years of practice.
It normally takes about 2 weeks. But occasionally it takes just over 3 weeks. I always asks customers to notify me when they receive a painting.
All my paints are long lasting ones - called permanent paints. The brand I use is Holbein which are made by a Japanese company.
Not on the purchase of your first painting. But anyone who buys a painting and sends me a photo (just a simple photo taken with their cellphone and sent via email) along with a comment will be entitled to a 10% discount on the purchase of a second painting at any future date.
Yes. If you are not happy with the painting or it is damaged during delivery then you will get a full refund. You have one month in which to return the painting. You will have to return the painting. But because my paintings are sent unframed this costs very little to do and you can use my own packaging. Luckily, no one has returned a painting and neither has a painting been damaged during posting but it will probably happen on day.
Gareth brushes and colours capture the impermanence and beauty of the Japanese world. The lightness and liveliness of his paintings truely reflect an essential aspect of the scenes he paints. Garteh Naylor's Art pulls me into a world I feel I belong to and long for, a world of contrast and harmony, a world of modernity and tradition so poetically brought up by Gareth.
Early in 2014, I fell in love with the Watercolors of Gareth Naylor. I actually was stuned by his painting of an old Japanese Castle which reminded me so much of Samurai lore. As a long time student of martial arts and zen, I am fascinated by many aspects of Japanese Culture and Art. When I first saw Gareth's painting I felt I absolutely needed it !
This painting is now in the guest room of my home in Alabama.
I am also the lucky owner of this other colorful piece by Gareth Naylor. A Japanese night market under the rain.
Hanging by my bedside, I enjoy seeing it every morning when I wake up.