I had purchased a dart game at a yard sale in Tiburon California, inside the tube the dart board was in was this unmounted canvas oil painting. This painting appears to be an original painting but the original owner is unknown. The painting is 62"width X 52"height, the artist is K. Wallis on the paiting. There are 2 areas that has a crinkle in the canvas, upper left corner and the lower right corner by the signature. Those are pictures 5 & 6
Tiburon California is just outside of San Francisco. Previous owner is unknown. Submitted this painting to Invaluble.appraisal on 06/28/19. Case #00881556 or #00881195. I paid with my visa $17.00 for an online appraisal. Invaluble says i need to go through mearto appraisal to obtain the results of the painting.
The appraised work is an unframed oil on canvas painting likely executed in the late 20th century and signed at the lower right ‘K. Wallis.’ The painting depicts European-style or Italianate villa in the foreground with an extended balcony that overlooks a bay of water with sailboats. There is another similar structure visible in the background. The work is executed in a looser, more impressionistic style, and is possibly inspired by or after the work of established American artist Kent R. Wallis (b. 1945), but this could not be confirmed.
The estimate provided is based on comparables recently offered and sold at auction.
In the last five years, four paintings signed ‘K. Wallis,’ have appeared at auction with mixed results. Two failed to sell while the others sold below their low presale estimates, which suggests that the artist does not have a robust secondary market. The estimate provided is based on the subject wok’s size, condition, compositional complexity, and the artist’s overall auction market. In many cases, pricing for similar examples available on the primary (retail) market vary, and are often higher than secondary (auction) market examples.