Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Ordering on this website, ordering via email or telephone, you agree to the following terms and conditions. These terms & conditions apply for all commissions of original paintings by artist Christine Varley. No variations to these unless specifically agreed by Christine Varley in writing.

It is up to the individual to provide photos of the true likeness/colour/expression of the subject in order for optimum results. An order must be accompanied by sufficient information to enable Christine Varley to proceed.

Christine Varley will judge whether or not to accept any commission.

Items are left with Christine Varley at owners risk. No responsibly will be taken for loss or consequential loss of customers property left with Christine Varley.

No booking will be commenced without a minimum deposit. Any orders placed by telephone are considered consent to proceed.
The minimum deposit is non-refundable and varies according to size of portrait ordered.

Balance of payment will be due prior to dispatch, either by instalments or in full on completion.

Items will not be sent out until balance has been received by Christine Varley. If paying by cheque, goods will be sent out after funds are cleared at the bank.

Customer shall check goods immediately on delivery and inform Christine Varley of any damage suffered in transit. For posted sent via Royal Mail or other courier items, we accept no responsibility for failed or late deliveries. If the item is returned to us for any reason, postage will be re-charged for any subsequent delivery charges. Any items that do not arrive on the date specified should be reported within 24 hours of non-delivery. In the event of dis-satisfaction (which should be considered good reason of complaint) must be reported within 7 days of receipt of goods. Item(s) must be returned at clients expense before refund is consider. Deposits are non-refundable and only the balance payment will be considered for refund.

All copyrights of any portrait work remain in the name of Christine Varley, unless otherwise mutually agreed in writing at the time of ordering. It is explicitly forbidden to reproduce the images or original work of Christine Varley in any medium unless clearly agreed beforehand with a standard license contract available on request. This license can be revoked at any time due to breach of contract at the discretion of Christine Varley.

As copyright holder Christine Varley reservers the right to use any portrait image or edited image for any publicity on the internet, website, Facebook, exhibition material or other promotional events. The image or editied version may be used on products produced by Christine Varley Studio for WaggyDogz or other companies manufacturing under license from Christine Varley Studio worldwide. Any requests for portraits not to be used in this way must be expressed in writing within 14 days of completion of your portrait order.

Any authorised reproductions must contain credit to Christine Varley or artists website. Where digital images are involved the client agrees that the digital images cannot be modified without prior consent and must contain credit to Christine Varley.

Any order placed where there is no followup or contact from the customer of any kind will after 12 months be considered void. Any money paid will become property of Christine Varley.

All goods remain property of Christine Varley until the contract price in full is received. After completion any goods left with Christine Varley for a period of longer than 8 weeks will be liable to storage charge.


If the customer wishes to cancel the contract to commission an artwork, then notice must be given in writing.
All minimum deposit payments are non-refundable.
For orders where the balance has been paid in advance. Depending on how much work been undertaken, it will be up to Christine Varley to decide whether any refund is to be paid to the customer.
There is a 7 day cooling off period after all bookings. Presuming no work has been commenced. Deposits will be returned at artists discretion.

All artwork remains the property of Christine Varley until paid for in full.

Orders not collected within 30 days after completion are liable to storage charge.