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Hi,

I am interested in learning more about a painting I bought in Washington State.  On the back is a sticker that says, "Another original oil painting from Life-line Enterprises, San Diego, CA.  The size of the painting is 24"x36" with a price of $95.00.  The artist name on the front looks like Vick Usery.  I just love the way the light plays off this painting.  I would like to know anything about the artist, value, etc.

Thank you for your time,

Amber Reeves

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Dear Amber,
I was not able to locate a company by that name, but I am fairly certain it is an import company that brings paintings in from China for "starving artists" shows. The paintings from these shows are usually signed with an English name as a pseudonym for the artists real name. Just to be sure I checked all of my artist listing records and there is not an artist by that name, so this may well be one of those paintings. There are very talented artists who paint in quantity for export, but their work is considered decorative. The value is probably close to what is on the back of the painting. I hope this information is helpful.
Kind regards,
Dolly

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Dolly D Headley

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I can assist with identification, acquisition, representation, and care of fine art prints and original paintings. I can provide information that will assist you in determining the value of your art; but I do not give valuations on allexperts.

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Dolly D. Headley, owner of Headley Fine Art, LLC, has provided consultative art services to retail gallery clients in Sausalito, CA, and at www.headleyfineart.com since 1998. Her experience as a Senior Art Consultant, Gallery Director, researcher, and an extensive art research library; has allowed her to provide people with personalized consultation services. Dolly is a volunteer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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The Fine Art Collectors News

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Bachelor of Science. Self taught in art with thousands of hours research and retail gallery consulting. Personalized mentorship from various experts in the industry.

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