Orchids for love

May 26, 2018. 22:34 UTC
Orchids for Love
United States of America


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Watercolor and ink original painted in 2017 in Roseville, California. Given as a gift to Dorothy Ruth Phelps Mother of Artist Dottie Phelps Visker. Stilllife of orchids from her son, Clark Heaney on her table in the evening. Clay pot sitting upon a glass mosaic dish of blue & brown. 20”x16” Watercolor with double mat and ornate wood frame. Signed certificate of authenticity by artist & Visker Art Studio & Designs. $250 value sept 10, 2017. Art piece in Art Gallery Show at Gomez Gallery in Auburn, California November 2017 through Art Council of Placer County, Placer Artists Studios Tour 2017.


Previous owner is artist. Gifted to Dorothy Ruth Phelps. 20% sale proceeds Proceeds will donate to UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Research Fund. 80% sale proceeds donate to Pinecreek Care Center for Art Supplies.

Answered within about 4 hours
May 27, 02:08 UTC
By Erin-Marie Wallace

Fair Market Value

$50 - $100 USD

Insurance Value

$150 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Dottie,

Greetings and thank you for submitting images of this watercolor an ink original painting. I love the looseness of the paint, it's right in keeping with the other work you have on Fine Art America. I find your COA delightful and personal, It reminds me of the types of COAs one sees on early 20th c. and earlier pieces.

In my research, I could not find a reference of your work being offered at public auction before. This makes it tricky to evaluate as it must be looked at from a decorative standpoint which is subjective. In general, public auction prices can be 1/3rd of your gallery prices, that holds for many currently producing and emerging artists.

For now, my estimate for your work is between $50 and $100USD but only because a basis for comparison has not yet been established. If you have any questions regarding this, I am at your disposal.



Viskerartstudio&designs visker Jun 11, 23:04 UTC

FYI in reference, I had a piece called “Coming Home” acrylic original, auction sold at $850 at Blue Line Art gallery in Roseville, Ca. Abstract. https://m.youtube.com/watch?sns=fb&v=CXEj1Nu2uFE

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