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What medium did the artist use to do the painting.....oils, watercolors, etc.?
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Marjorie Rosalind Sharp(e)
"Marjorie paints mainly in oils in the realist style and is a very accomplished artist. She has had painting excursions to many countries and tuition with well-known artists which has given her a wealth of experience and subject matter to work with.
Her building and landscapes have compositional expertise resulting from years of research and on location painting. Although painting with oil is her first preference, birds and flowers are her favourite subjects in watercolour. Mixed media is another interesting media where Marjorie enjoys experimenting with acrylic, watercolour and pastel to achieve the results she aims for in paintings.
In 2001 Marjorie had her first Solo Exhibition which was an outstanding success. One purchase was from Rolly Tasker for his Australian Sailing Museum. She has won many awards and was featured in the Australian Artist Magazine in 2001 and 2004.
Marjorie is also a Ceramic Artist and at one stage, operated her own Ceramic Studio, being well-known for her exquisite porcelain doll making.
Marjorie ‘s introduction to printmaking was while completing her Certificate of Art and Design at Central Metropolitan College of W.A. in the late 1980’s.
She is a member of Arts–Culture-Peel, the Alfred Cove Arts Ass., Botanical Art School of Melbourne, Impressionist Printmakers, Printmakers Association of W.A. Murray Arts and Crafts Society W.A. & Mala Peel."
When assessing an artist's work, appraisers must look at sales of works by the same artist. Art gallery sales prices are private.We must then go to auction sales prices which are public. When using comparable work by the same artist, medium, subject matter and size are factors to be considered.Appraisers most often use price per square inch of previously sold comparable works by the same artist as a measure of value.
Using this standard method, I was able to determine a retail value of $450-550 assuming very good condition.
A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of retail value.
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