Beware the Curves by Mark S Payne
- Original oil on linen canvas
- Image sIze 24" (w) x 35" (h)
- William Heinemann, London 1957 First British edition Jacket Design by Stein.
- This novel is written by Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of the Perry Mason mysteries writing under the pseudonym of A. A. Fair. Beware the Curves is one of the most complicated and fast moving of his mystery series featuring California private detective partners Bertha Cool (the tough one) and Donald Lam (the one with brains). This particular story is short, but very, very clever.
Art Buyers Guide
Original Art If the piece of art you are interested in, is listed as 'Original' then this means the artist individually crafted the piece and there is only one in existence. Original artwork can be paintings, sculptures or any other piece of art created directly by the artist.
If you buy an original from Evergreen Art Café, it will be signed by the artist and will come with a certificate of authenticity as your guarantee that it is an Artist Original.
Limited Editions These are high quality reproductions of the original artwork. They are only reproduced a set number of times and this is known as the Edition Size. Each piece is approved by the artist to confirm that it is a faithful reproduction and is then numbered and signed by the artist as their commitment that no further reproductions of the art will be made. Every limited edition sold by Evergreen Art Café comes with its own certificate to confirm its authenticity as a genuine limited edition.
Hand-finished Limited Editions/Unique Editions Some artists like to finish their limited edition prints by hand. So this means the print itself is created in the same way as any other limited edition but then the artist adds individual finishes to it, thus making each one slightly unique in its own way.
Price Match Promise
Evergreen Art Café is committed to delivering excellent customer service together with great value. If you find a piece of art cheaper in another gallery or art website please contact us with the name of the piece, artist name, website or gallery where you’ve seen it, what the lower price is and when this was.
Wherever possible, in agreement with the publisher or the artist, we will match the lower price.
Interest Free Finance
Here at Evergreen Art Café we believe that fine art should be accessible to everyone that's why we offer a 0% finance scheme to make buying a piece of art from us as affordable as possible.
This scheme is available on any art purchase over £250 and enables you to spread the cost in to affordable monthly payments over a year without paying any interest. Look for the finance option during checkout to complete an application online.
Alternatively, if you don’t want to enter in to a formal finance agreement like this but would still like to spread the cost, why not ask us about our 3-month payment plan? It’s still interest free and you just make a payment to us each month and then we’ll deliver your art to you, once you’ve made your final payment.
Secure Online Payment
Here at Evergreen Art Café we want you to be completely confident when you purchase art online from us. Our website uses the Shopify Payments secure payment gateway for processing your credit/debit card transaction.
You will receive an email confirmation from Evergreen Art Café with all the order details. If there are any issues with your order we will contact you to discuss the options.
Buy from Evergreen with Confidence
We want to make your buying experience on this website as easy and comfortable as possible. You can be confident that we take great care and pride in fulfilling every order we receive. We will process your order in a timely manner and keep you up to date with its progress.
Occasionally we will need to order your piece from one of our publishers, which can take 7-10 days and if this is the case we will let you know and payment will not be taken until we are ready to despatch it to you.
If you are not entirely happy once you receive your piece then please do not worry, we have a 7-day returns policy. All we ask is that you package the piece securely and we will arrange for it to be collected. A full refund or credit note (as applicable) will be issued once it arrives back at the gallery. Click here for more information about our returns policy.
If you have any questions about your purchase at any point during the process, please just call or email the gallery to speak to a member of our team.
Free UK Delivery
All limited edition prints and sculptures purchased from Evergreen Art Café include free delivery within the UK. This applies to our mounted paper, canvas prints and any framed prints, which will be delivered to you flat in sturdy cardboard packaging via courier.
We aim to deliver most orders within 5-7 working days. Framed art can take longer than this timescale and we will contact you to confirm an estimated date for delivery if there will be a delay.
If you order an original piece of art, we will not use a courier company to handle the delivery. A member of the Evergreen Art Café team will contact you to arrange a convenient day/time for us to deliver this to you personally. By its very nature, there is only ever one original and so you can be assured that we will be looking after it personally on its journey to you.
Alternatively, if you would like to collect your painting in person, you can enjoy complimentary hot drink and a slice of cake on us and while away a couple of hours browsing our 3 floors of original and limited edition art on display!
Home Art Consultations
We understand what an important decision buying art can be, especially when you’re looking for that special piece for your home. That’s why our home consultation service is completely free of charge for our UK customers and there is no obligation to buy.
If there is a particular artist you are interested in, we can bring a selection of their work to your home so you can see how they look in-situ. If you decide to proceed with the purchase, we can complete the payment with you there and then and we can even hang it on the wall for you before we leave!
What our customers Say
"The picture arrived safely - it looks fantastic! Thank you so much for the excellent service and experience in buying this piece. It's very rare now days where you can be fully satisfied from start to finish with a purchase made online or over the telephone. We will keep an eye on your monthly newsletters and wouldn't hesitate in recommending your services." Stuart Ansell
“Super friendly environment, a great place to relax and chill out, well done to everyone in making this the best venue in Daventry!"