Frequently Asked Questions

Wait, are you the same Joanne Hastie that does robot art?

Yes! That is me! It was getting confusing to merge my tech art with my landscape (more traditional) art. So I've moved my abstract work to a website called "Painting Variables". 

Can I pick up my print in Vancouver to avoid shipping costs?

As of November 2021, due to my Etsy sales in 2021 I was able to invest in a giclee printer and I now do my own prints!!! Thank you Etsy!

Although I paint North Vancouver scenes... I actually live 26km away in New Westminster. So if you are willing to drive out to New West, I currently have Wednesday evenings and Sunday evenings as times for pick-up. Email me to set up an appointment and I will give you my address and phone number. 

Currently on my site I charge $10 for shipping in British Columbia. So if you come do a pick up, I will give you a $10 bill.

Can I come see the painting in person before I buy?

Yes if you come out to Vancouver you can visit me! Although I paint North Vancouver scenes... I actually live 26km away in New Westminster. Please email me to book an appointment. I will need a bit of time to get your painting as I do have a storage unit for art so I will be going to pick up your piece out of storage.

I often don't varnish paintings until they leave my studio, so depending on your certainty to take home the painting, I may varnish the painting before your visit which will also require time to dry. 

Regarding COVID, at this time my art studio has a set of French doors to outside. So we can do most of the visit outside (weather depending) and you can see my area that I paint. I am fully vaccinated and will wear a face mask during our visit.

Can I buy your robot code?

Unfortunately no.

My code is not in a state to be sold as I upgrade & change it every painting based on the goal of the next art piece. Because I am a self-taught Python coder, I would not be comfortable for your safety using my code - just in case the robot, your tools or art supplies got damaged and especially if you were hurt using my code! Likewise I code the robot based on my painting process, so the code feels very personal to my artistic process. I'm happy to answer questions regarding my robot and the process but for the foreseeable future I am only selling artwork not the process.

How do I frame my print?

There are so many ways to frame your print. Where do I start? Oh wait I created some tutorials and recommendations all about framing here: Framing Tutorials

Is your question not here?

Email me at joanne@joannehastie.com, I look forward to hearing from you.