About me

I began painting in 1972, and continued painting as a hobby until 1992, when I decided to quit my job and move to the visual arts and make it as my professional career. 

At the time, I was in Miami Florida and working in a bank. I had a bachelor of Business Management, had become a Certified Internal Auditor in the USA, and had twenty years of working experience mostly in accounting and auditing. In 1993 I moved to Australia, studied Visual Arts, at the University of South Australia.

From 1993, until 2014, I was active in producing artworks and exhibiting in commercial and public art galleries in Australia, China, Iran, Germany and Taiwan. And now, due to so many incidents and changes during the last few years, I have come to the conclusion that selling my artwork online and communicating directly with those who like, and hopefully love, my artwork would best suit my sensibility. I have received numerous art grants from Art SA and Australian Council. I have won a few major art prizes, and several times have been shortlisted for major art competitions. I have had a few wonderful art galleries, such as Elders Fine Arts, Adele Boag Gallery, Nexus Arts Gallery, Gallery 139, Andrew Hills Art Gallery, and Dickerson Art Gallery, that have had showcased my artwork, and I am grateful for their trusting in my work and exposing it to the public, which has helped me, especially during my few earlier years in building my professional career as an artist. Please see more on my profile website, https://abbasmehran.com/about/about-me

 

About This Website

This website has been designed primarily to create an open, accessible venue to present my original paintings and prints for sale, and to provide an opportunity for those who like my artworks to acquire them directly from me. 

I have also a Portfolio Website , containing my CV and all my art activities, including art projects, commissions, and murals.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 How to Buy

Simply visit the gallery sections and view the artwork you would like. Contact me to discuss shipping and payment.  Then you will be advised of the total amounts which will invoiced to you by PayPal.   

Shipment

After the payment is received, your ordered artworks will be packed securely, and then delivered by a professional art transport company. For a limited time, artworks will be delivered free of charge in Australia.

Return and Refund Policy

I am an artist and the creator of my artwork. I am responsible for its originality, and artistic integrity.  Here you can view the images and buy one or more if you like to have them. I will guarantee one hundred percent of your satisfaction. You may return them free of charge, if there is any defect on the work you have received; otherwise you pay only the transport cost from your place to Melbourne city centre.  All returns should be done within 14 days from receiving the artwork. Please feel free to call, or email me, to make any inquiries you wish.

 My artworks are all original and genuine as described under them. I use the most technically advanced art material and techniques. I work with professional due care and with love and passion to create my artwork.

Privacy Policy

Buy Art Online, (“I”) am committed to respecting and protecting the personal privacy rights of my customers, prospective customers, and the users of and visitors to my website. To this end, I have created this Privacy Policy to give you notice of how your private information will (and will not) be used by me. This Privacy Policy provides information on my policies and procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information I receive from you.

Buy Art Online is an online art gallery showcasing my original paintings and etchings for sale. This website, through which all related art transactions are effectuated, has been registered under domains, buyartonline.gallery and buyartonline.com.au, has been designed and developed for the purpose of an online sale of my artworks.

By launching this website, I am abiding by the privacy policies of PayPal, Woocommerce, WordPress, and Elegant Themes, from which I receive products and services in design and development of this website, through which I am offering my artworks for sale.

I am a Visual Artist. My art activities include creation of original paintings and prints (etching) of high quality.

 COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Due to the nature of art business, which requires proper communication with customers or prospect customers, and those who are in search for information regarding the artist and his art activities, I would need to collect certain information from those who approach me for such reasons as mentioned above. As a professional artist I am abide by all related laws and regulations propagated by the Australian art bodies, including The National Association for the Visual Artists. The data that I collect in conjunction with running this art business includes contact information, such as names, emails, and occasionally, telephone numbers, and shipping address if a prospective customer become a customer and wants the purchased works to be shipped to his/her address. I do not need any other personal information to run my art business.

I do not use cookies to automatically collect any personal information when you visit my website and browse artworks listed under gallery sections. However, you may be asked to opt-in and subscribe to my newsletter, and it is up to you to provide information requested and sign the form to receive my news, views, and new artworks.

 CUSTOMER CONSENT

When you acquire an artwork and provide me with personal information to place an order, pay through PayPal secure system, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, I collect the information and use it only for that specific transaction purposes. If I need your personal information for reasons like marketing, I will ask your permission directly through email or written communication. You have always opportunities to say no. Also, you may withdraw your consent at any time, by contacting me at art@buyartonline.gallery.

 DISCLOSURE

I may disclose your personal information if I am required by law to do so or if you violate my Terms of Service.

 USER COMMENTS

This website has been built on WordPress platform

When you leave comments on this site, your personal information you provide is publicly viewed and anything you share can be seen by others. The comment section is an opportunity for users to engage in public debate, discussion, opinions and activities. Comments have a vital role to play in engaging with my audiences. Any information revealed through comment section, such as name, image or email address, that information will be in public view. I am not responsible for any misappropriation of data by others.

After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. After commenting on a website, personal data is also saved in browser cookies, so commenters don’t have to resubmit them next time. This makes commenting more convenient on WordPress websites.

  PAYMENTS

When you choose PayPal to complete your purchase, PayPal stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted within 60 day.

All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by PayPal and its service providers.

For more insight, you may also want to read PayPal’s Terms of Service and/or Privacy Statement.

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