Frequently Asked Questions

November 28, 2018

Q:  Where are you located?
A:  I am a Chicagoland area based artist.
A:  I do travel and you may see me in your city or town.
Answer was Updated:  October, 8, 2019

Q:  How can I purchase your artwork?
A:  I do commissions of original artwork.  All you have to do is reach out to me through my website to file a client application.  Contact
I carry art for sale by myself, other artists, and collectors.  I also offer prints of my photography.  Both signed prints and unsigned prints.
The Offerings page has a partial short list of what is currently available.
This Q and Answer was Updated: December 24, 2018
This Q and Answer was Updated again  on February 3, 2019
This Q and Answer was Updated again on October 8, 2019

Q:  What is your favorite medium in art?  Why?
A:  I enjoy sketch-work and all mediums.  The past few years I improved my acrylic painting and I still enjoy painting archival acrylics.  I enjoy the look of the paint and the fact it is easy to work with and dries quickly.  At the moment I am and am getting into commissioned oil paintings due to the high demand for them.  I have also worked with marker, pencil, ink, stampings, ceramics, wood, metal, and glass.

Q:  How do you define yourself as an emerging commercial artist in terms of client relationships?
A:  Your business is very important to me.  I am starting out and want to make your experience as smooth as possible.  I do sell artwork, commissions, and services.  I am working hard to attract more clients.  Each and every client and their experience is important to me.  I am looking to manage a life-long art relationship with all my clients.  I feel I can never share enough of my artwork and I am grateful to be able to do so.
This Q and Answer was Updated: December 19, 2018

Q:  I saw you selling art on the street-corner and at a live painting event.  I think your art is pretty cool.  Can you let me know when your next event will be where I can see your art and meet you?
A:  Most of my public art displays are impromptu.  Some are scheduled live painting events.  I don’t typically advertise them myself.  I do live painting events.  You can contact me to discuss live painting opportunities.  I like meeting fans and seeing reactions to my artwork.

Q:  I know your original artwork is pretty expensive, how can I buy sketches on paper or prints?
A:  I sell prints of photography at this time.  I can negotiate selling individual signed prints of artwork.  I do love original artwork and sharing original artwork with my buyers.  Contact me to see what I have, talk to me, take a look at some of my work.  Some of it is on the website.  And let me know your needs and your budget so we can work on something for you.  I do have infrequent promotional artwork that is sold.  Often smaller items.  Right now I am offering prints of some of my photography.  If you would like a commission, even a smaller commission we can discuss that.  If you would like an original oil painting as well as a set of matching prints that can be arranged.  Don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
Answer updated on October 8, 2019

Q:  I am an artist and would like to collaborate with you on an art project!
A:  Thanks for your enthusiasm.  Contact me and let me see your website and a portfolio and if it is a fit.  If it is a good fit we can work on a project together.
A:  If you would like a feature on the site contact me and we may be able to work something out.
Answer updated on October 8, 2019

Q:  How can I get featured on your website.
A:  Let me know what your needs are and give me a day or two to research you.  Often it is as easy as just asking.

Q:  I am part of a not-for-profit.  Can you volunteer your time?
A:  Sure I can, but I ask you provide materials, space, and direction as to the subject matter.  I will often paint an acrylic painting for a non-profit that they may display, sell, or auction to support the needs of the organization.  I ask that you schedule time with me in advance.

Q:  What is your latest endeavor?
A:  Right now I am focused on selling oil painting commissions.
I am also working on acrylic painting, painting development, commissioned oil paintings, sketch-work, sketchbooks, popular sketch-work, mixed media artwork, children’s illustrations for books, posters, interesting fictional characters, logo creation, letterhead design, icon design, digital paintings, and expanding my library.
This Q and Answer was Updated: December 24, 2018
Right now I am focused on selling photography prints and original artwork.
Update for October 8, 2019

Q:  I saw some other artists on your website.  I’m interested in buying art from them and other Chicago artists you know.
A:  I am a good point of contact.  Tell me what you are interested in or if you would like a commission from one of the artists featured on my website that I work with closely.  I hold a high opinion of Jason, Vincent, and Naqee and their artwork is valuable and a good investment in my opinion.  Right now Vincent has a good oil painting for sale, Jason is an amazing opportunity for investors, and Naqee’s career is tracking closely to other modern masters.  If you are an art investor looking to diversify your art portfolio with Modern Chicago Masters I am a good point of contact to discuss.  I work with many Chicago based artists and am a fixture in the gallery and art scene in Chicago.

December 13, 2018

Q:  Can you ship my item?
A:  Yes.

Q:  Do you offer mounting, and framing services?
A:  Our local Chicago art guild offers framing and mounting services in the Greater Chicagoland area.  We also sell and ship framed and un-framed artwork.

Q:  Do you ship worldwide?
A:  Yes.

Q:  Can I pickup the artwork myself?
A:  Yes, We offer pickup from the current studio space.

December 18, 2018

Q:  How can I share my testimonial?
A:  Just let me know and I will post it on the site.  You can also get in touch with me through the contact page.  Your feedback is critical to my success as an artist.  Your satisfaction and if you are willing to share your testimonial is very important to me.
Q and Answer updated on December 19, 2018

December 19, 2018

Q:  Can I see a sample contract for work I am requesting?
A:  Contact me to discuss contracts and opportunities.  I do have one available.  I do inquire about your needs before sending paperwork out.

December 20, 2018

Q:  What are your payment terms?
A:  100% up front.  I do this to improve the customer experience.  If you would like referrals just let me know.

December 24, 2018

Q:  Where can I find a complete list of all of your works by you, Omar Shamsi?
A:  I am working on providing a comprehensive survey of my lifelong works.
I also keep records of artwork that I sell.

Q:  Where is your client application?
A:  I will discuss your needs with you and we can decide from there.  Please schedule a call with me so we can discuss.

Q:  What is your purpose?
A:  I help clients purchase valuable fine artwork they will love and enjoy.

Q:  Are you an entertainer?
A:  I havn’t really thought of it like that.  I do like interacting and talking to people and I also do live painting events.  Maybe I will investigate the entertainment aspect further.  Thanks for your question, it really makes me think.  Perhaps my art is entertaining to some.  I will keep that in mind, again thank you for the question.

June 20, 2019
Q:  Nice to hear from you! I like the art you’ve created on your website. How do you make these digital paintings?
A:  I use a computer to make the digital paintings.  I try and use free publicly available tools and software where available to show anyone can create art without expensive software.
October 8, 2019Q:  Are you available for photography assignments.
A:  Yes!May 16, 2020Q:  Can you ship or offer contactless delivery?
A:  Due to the COVID-19 / Coronavirus issue we do offer contactless delivery, sterile/clean packaging of artwork(s), and shipping.  If you need a video conference we offer video conferencing as well.

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2020 photography examples.


Fun Artist’s Note
Below is a partial selection of color palettes I use.