Dan Abeloff - Carlsbad, California Congrats on your latest website; Its a winner! The ability to examine 45 plus paintings in one alphabet grouping makes art quests a pleasure. Your real gift, however is in frame selection. You are one of the best. It's easy to see that you are a perfectionist. The soft golds are on target and the carves compliment the paintings. Keep up the good work.
Drew Anderson - Toronto, Canada We wanted to write a brief description of our recent experience doing business with the "California Art Comapny" and Greg Colley where we transacted the selling of two fine art paintings. The end result was that the agreement we signed was concluded with a positive outcome for both the "California Art Company" and ourselves.
We initially contacted Greg via email asking for an offer on two fine art paintings we knew they would be interested in. They responded promptly and to the point and after various emails back and forth we agreed on a price.
We were a bit skeptical initially as we had not done business with them before and although we were not happy with the way we were asked to transact, their business references checked out with positive responses from companies with solid backgrounds. Each confirmed having conducted business with them over the past few years with a positive final report.
Through our negotiations and the various steps of our transaction we got to know Greg a little better since we were not easy customers for them. We did this so as to see how they would respond and they were always professional and unwavering, so we decided that we would complete our side of the bargain. Against our will and our better judgment we risked shipping the paintings in good faith (at California Art Company's expense). Within 24 hours of receiving the paintings they were reviewed and the courier forwarded full payment as had been agreed in the purchase agreement. We understood from their point of view that this was the only way a transaction could take place and we were satisfied with the professional way in which they handled the business.
We would certainly recommend Greg and the "California Art Company" based on our experience with them from the outcome of this transaction.
Rory Barish - Beverly Hills, California It was a great experience working with Greg as I found him to be incredibly professional, knowledgeable and honest. He was prompt in returning my email inquiry, he followed up on calls and emails every step of the way, he walked me through the process and he was thorough in his explanation of all. Whether it is a big or small transaction, Greg treats his clients equally and spends the same amount of time with them. That in itself, rates up there in my book!
I would highly recommend Greg to anyone.
Camille Butsic - Iron Mountain, Michigan I had offered to sell a desirable signed oil painting, with no prior experience or knowledge with original art, for a friend. After several hours of research online, I decided to send a photo with a description to 3 or 4 fine art dealers that seemed reputable. One person quickly rose to the top as someone I was comfortable working with. Greg Colley of California Art Company was forthright, detailed, open, communicative, and helpful directing me to ways to educated myself. He was also enthusiastic and professional, without being pushy or unapproachable. Within a week he purchased the painting and all 3 parties were happy and satisfied with the outcome.
Patricia Cross - Brentwood, California It was with great excitement that I began my collection of contemporary modern art and the journey began with Greg Colley of California Art Company.
Besides buying two outstanding paintings from Greg, one by Alex Schaefer and one by Tom Ide, I appreciate that Greg took the time to educate me about this art era and he continues to do so. His knowledge, professionalism, and honest envelope his whole operation. Besides that, it is a joy to deal with a gentleman who looooves art and goes to great length to locate and offer excellent paintings.
While I once collected California Plein Air artists but have disposed of most of them, now I welcome Greg's input in the world of contemporary art. He still maintains a fine collection of early California art and anyone who prefers this genre, his company is well worth checking out.
Mark Cunningham - New York City, New York I'm glad you are satisfied with the painting and our dealings. I found you to be easy to communicate with, straightforward with your intentions and a pleasure to work with. I've seen many times that any issues and problems that may arise in a deal are relative to the dollar figure on the table, but in this case, it was nothing of the sort. You handled this transaction smoothly and without concerns.
Please do keep me in mind for any future dealings with artwork you represent or are looking to sell. I am an hour south of NYC and can pick up and/or list your East Coast purchases or consignments. I'm also 90 minutes from Philadelphia and a few hours from Baltimore and DC.
Good luck to you and keep in touch.
Robin Greer - Los Angeles, California I just wanted to let you know what a pleasure it was dealing with you. As you know, it was very difficult for me to sell my mothers Paul De Longpre. I cherished it both for it's beauty and the happy memories I associated with it. You made the experience of letting it go so much easier. It's not just that I feel you gave us a fair price for the painting but you seem to have a real appreciation for the piece and took the time to educate me about both the artist and the art world in general. I look forward to our continued friendship.
Scott Haskins - Santa Barbara, California I've known Greg Colley for many years and recommend him whole heartedly for investing in art, putting together a quality art collection and consulting on similar art related matters. I also know very well other individuals that have been so pleased they have asked him to become their partner in investing. You will not find a better detail person who does his due diligence for you and approaches your needs with perfect integrity. You will also find him to be very personable and easy to talk to. I enjoy my association with California Art Company very much and consider Greg to be a friend. I recommend him to you. Give him a call to chat about your thoughts and ideas about investing in California art.
Laurie Hunter - Eagle Rock, California Greg Colley's expert guidance made the process of buying art an exhilarating, educational experience. Through his pre-selection of great plein air pieces, he offers a voluminous catalogue of choices . He took the time to learn enough about me to divine my tastes, what was important to me and why, to then narrow down and present me with dozens of choices-- then gracefully refereed my internal fight to achieve a win-win result. I came away able to get more than what I thought I could, and stay within a budget-- no pressure, no hurry-- the transaction is a delightful memory to go along with the everlasting enjoyment of the paintings I bought. He has mastered the art of combining mystical insight with perfectionism, precision (check out his workshop) and professionalism.
Don Johnson - Lititz, Pennsylvania Thank you very much for sending the wire transfer. Thank you for your email and phone message. It has been a pleasure doing business with you. Thank you for making this transaction so easy. I appreciate your excellent customer service.
David K - Carmel, California I have had excellent professional dealings with Greg at California Art Company. Terrific communications and follow through. Greg takes a very sound approach to the acquisition and presentation of artwork.
Dorothy Cummings - Romoland, California
It was a pleasure dealing with Greg Colley of the California Art Company. I appreciate the time he took to explain the process of restoration and selling my paintings. I contacted Greg via email concerning two Leland Curtis oil paintings and he responded promptly and met with me within just a few days.
Charmienne Krauss - Palos Verdes, California "A comfortable and professional experience. Greg was honest, and explained every part of the process of selling my paintings."
Jeanne Kula - Palos Verdes Estates, California Hi Greg, It was truly a pleasure doing business with you! We were very impressed with your high level of knowledge, professionalism, honesty, and efficiency in handling our transaction. It's nice to know our very old paintings will be restored properly and they will be appreciated by a new owner.
Berton Lee Lamb - Livermore, Colorado We had a very pleasant transaction in working with Greg Colley for the sale of our painting by Carl Sammons. Greg is straightforward, thorough, and helpful.
Paul Lewis - Las Flores, California "Greg at California Art Company quickly responded to my art sale inquiry with a fair and honest evaluation. After all other dealers failed to match Greg's offer, we secured the deal and finalized the sale the same day! I will call Greg at California Art Company the next time to buy or sell art in the future."
Josefina Marotta I feel confident recommending Greg Colley, California Art Company. He is not only thorough but honest, also easy to work with. Always willing to take time to discuss any concern or question. Feel free to contact me about the experience.
Maggie McClellan - Fort Lauderdale, Florida Hello Greg,
This letter is to again tell you how much I enjoyed working with you on our business transaction. From the beginning, you were very professional and I knew that I was working with a quality individual, and not some "fly by night". I was originally worried about doing a long distance sale with an art dealer. How will this work out? Will this person do what they say they will do? Will I collect the amount we agreed on? You know, so many questions in my head.
Since I was the one who approached you, I had done some research and found no black marks with your name tagged to it. I was happy to not dig up any "dirt" on you! ;o) You professionally wrote up our contract, and helped me locate a shipper. Each of us held up our end of the bargain, which resulted in a perfectly smooth transaction. Thank you so much for being honest and trust-worthy, Greg. I would recommend you to anyone, for sure. If someone would wish to speak with one of your clients, then by all means, please provide them with my name and phone number. I'd be happy to help you out in any way that I can.
Sean McGee - San Francisco, California Greg,
Just a quick note to thank you for the purchase of the James Swinnerton oil painting. It is refreshing to deal with somebody who shoots straight and follows through with a quick and hassle free transaction. I wish other dealers operated the same way.
Sue Montomery - Chicago, Illinois Dear Greg,
I would like to thank you for your continued support though out the process of discovering and discerning our families’ William Wendt painting.
You graciously and patiently shared your expertise of not only about the artist but also your knowledge of how to proceed through the transaction.
In what can be and was for us, a difficult decision you provided an honest and sincere insight. I sincerely appreciate your professionalism as well as your sensitivity you gave, so willingly to our family.
I would recommend you without reservation to future clients and would be more than willing to share our positive experience with them.
Stephen Quirolo - San Jose, California "Purchasing a painting from California Art Company was a complete pleasure. Greg Colley's excellent communication facilitated a smooth and virtually effortless purchase transaction, and the beautiful painting and custom frame were everything Greg said they were and more! I look forward to doing more business with California Art Company in the future."
Leslie Rosenblum - Redondo Beach, California I recommend to anyone who is considering selling early California art to contact Greg Colley.
He is a quality professional who listened to my concerns and gave me excellent information.
After meeting Greg I was confident that he was the best person for me to work with once I decided to sell my paintings.
Alan Selsor - Berkeley, California I have sold artworks to several dealers and galleries, and I find California Art Company to be outstanding. They are knowledgable and have a fantastic inventory. They are honest in their assessment of an artist's market and an artwork's resale value. They make the process of selling an artwork to them very easy.
John Shilling - Spring, Texas Greg,
I would like to thank you for your professionalism during our transaction. The sale of my painting went exactly as you had said it would. In today's business environment seldom do things go as promised.
Ron and Annika Werne - Olivenhain, California We are happy to recommend the services of Greg Colley and the California Art Co. to anyone interested in early California art. Mr. Colley assisted us in the purchase of a beautiful Orrin White landscape that now hangs over the fireplace in our family room where we can admire it each day. Mr. Colley's enthusiasm for this genre is clearly evident and it carries over into his approach with a client. His attention to detail concerning style, technique, motif, possible restorations and even frames provided us with confidence to make our selection and purchase. We've visited countless art galleries around the world. In our opinion Mr. Colley's was unique and it is a pleasure to so advise others.
James Wood - Glendora, California My experience with California Art Company couldnt have been any easier! Greg was very honest with me and I felt comfortable enough to make a deal within ten minutes of meeting him. I was very happy with the results.