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How to pack art like a pro

September 2018

When you are an artist and sell most of your art online, a secure package is one of the most important things you need to take care of, and why not learn from a pro? We've asked Dutch artist Ronald Hunter to share how he packs up his art prior to shipping.

Before we let Ronald take over, here's a short introduction video about his work:

A glimpse into Ronald's day-to-day


Hello, my name is Ronald Hunter, I am a Dutch artist specialized in abstract and pop art paintings. My paintings are best known for their versatile coloring and light texture. Because of my background in graphic design, you often find elements of graphic art and typography in my work.

When you are an artist who sells most of his art online, a secure package is one of the most important things you need to take care of. Most of your customers don't see the artwork in real life before they buy it, and you want them to receive the artwork in perfect condition – just like they saw in the photographs. A secure package is everything. And good photography – but that's another topic ;).


I securely pack each painting by using several materials. The type of material depends on the artwork. I like to layer materials to bring as much protection as possible.

My Art on Paper collection is shipped in a tube, with a small cardboard box wrapped around it. A signed certificate of authenticity is included.


Here you see me drilling a hook in the back of a painting. My canvas paintings are sold ready to hang, and also come with a certificate of authenticity.


I start with a couple of layers of bubblewrap. When a painting has a floating frame, I use extra protection to keep the frame from damaging.


For the larger paintings, I use an extra board to secure the front of the painted canvas.

Finally, everything is packed in a reinforced cardboard box, with my own branded heavy


Check out Ronald gallery on Artboost, and his Artboost exclusive 'Family Portraits' here:

Ronald Hunter

Ronald Hunter

Ronald Hunter worked for many years as a graphic designer until he made the full time switch to painting. As a result of his background, Ronald’s colorful, vibrant paintings have a distinct graphic, street art style. He finds inspiration in layers of street posters, which create their own abstract compositions of colors and shapes as they are posted on top of each other and torn down in urban spaces. Ronald aims to achieve this effect in his paintings through multiple layers of paint and texture, and the incorporation of typography. The expressionist layers of color in quick, strong brushstrokes create a sense of blurred motion, reminiscent of Gerhard Richter’s work. Each piece is unique from the next, evoking its own mood through color, texture, and a sense of depth. The work is intended to bring this mood to its surrounding space, creating an atmosphere of energy or calm, depending on the piece.


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