Park West Gallery Reviews & Reputation
An Unmatched Reputation for Our Expertise, Insight, and Variety
Park West Gallery’s reputation is earned by the expertise, insight, and variety of art that we offer our collectors and is unmatched within the art industry. After years of attending Park West auctions, our collectors feel like family to our art teams and gallery staff.
Park West Gallery collectors are among the most dedicated customers in the world. From sharing photos of their new artwork to telling stories about meeting their favorite Park West artists, our collectors can’t stop talking about their amazing Park West experiences! Discover some of our favorite Park West Gallery reviews below!
I am very satisfied with the Romero Brittos I purchased on my RC cruise. They came fairly quickly and were well packaged.
GLYNIS AN CEDRIC MARTIN
Before we went on the cruise, we did not know anything about art auctions, having never attended one. After going to 5 auctions and quite a few seminars, we are now well versed in the knowledge about different artists from around the world. However, this would not be possible without Mr. Divan Van Zyl – the Art Director of Park West Gallery on board the Voyager and his wonderful team of people. He does such an incredible and amazing job of delivering the information about each and every painting and its creator. Divan is so dedicated to Park West Gallery and his knowledge is amazing about each picture. He is passionate about this subject area and is a real pleasure to listen to when attending the auctions and the seminars. Dealing with the team, and especially Divan, was one of the major highlights of our cruise. It is also wonderful to know that Park West Foundation supports young people in need.
We are so very pleased with the piece of art work that we purchased from Park West Gallery. We were told to expect the art work to be delivered in 8 – 12 weeks. We received a message after three weeks informing that our piece would be delivered by the end of the week. Since we would be out of town the week the piece was scheduled for delivery, we called FedX and had the work rerouted to a FedX pick up center. Upon our return, we picked up our picture, took it home, removed it from the packing box and were very pleased with our purchase. Our Fine Arts Consultant, Trista was very knowledgeable and very helpful. We would certainly buy other art pieces from Park West Gallery.
My wife and I came across Park West while on a few of our cruises in the past, but we never really saw a piece that we wanted or we didn't have the ability to complete a purchase. This past August, we took a 7 day cruise on Carnival. We did see a particular style of painting that caused my wife to become emotionally connected. The artist's name was Pino. My wife and I related to the parental/family closeness that is expressed in the Pino paintings. I knew that we had to purchase one or more Pino pieces.
At first, the Park West representatives seemed pleasant and knowledgeable, but I was on the lookout for the typical salesmanship that you would associate with a car salesman. After spending many hours talking to the representatives, they could see how my wife was attached to the Pino paintings. I thought it was then that they would pounce on the sales opportunity. Aside from the representatives really just doing their jobs, they really were not pushy or full of any sales tricks. It was more like they were being informative and the prices were what the prices were. If we wanted to complete a sale, the option was ours.
Over the course of 4 days, my wife and I purchased 4 Pino paintings and I was very concerned about completing the sales process. During the course of the experience, I learned much about the different mediums that the paintings are produced on, the edition numbering systems, embellishments and the overall value of different artworks. We couldn't wait for our paintings to be delivered fast enough. We were promised delivery of the four pieces within 8 to 12 weeks.
As soon as I arrived home, I wanted to do some research on the artist, the values of the paintings and on Park West in general. I was pleased by what I saw regarding the artist and I was pleased about what we had paid for the 4 paintings. I was hesitant and a bit cautious when I read prior posts about Park West. Initially I felt a bit of buyer's remorse, but then I looked at some of the posts and reflected on what I do for a living. In my line of work, I can never make everyone happy and there is always someone who will complain about something. The more I read the posts, I realized people need to be better educated before they make a purchase and they need to be educated about artwork after their purchase. For example: One should be sure to compare apples to apples. You will find in your online research what you think is the exact artwork that you purchased. A piece that is cheaper than what you paid, but is it the same? Is it on the same material? Is it hand-embellished by the artist? Is it signed by the artist? What are the edition numbers? Is it the same size? Does the online price include shipping, tax and/or framing? Things to consider during the comparison. The more I read, I understood that people were not comparing apples to apples. I decided to trust Park West with my fingers crossed. I even contacted Pino's son who sent me books on his father's work at no cost.
At about week 6, our first of 4 paintings arrived and over the next 5 weeks, all of the paintings arrived without any damage. The paintings were as beautiful as when we first laid eyes on them. I was calling Park West every week for delivery status and I was in constant contact with their representative named Brianna Lee who was very helpful and pleasant to talk with. I never felt like I was getting brushed off. With each call I was informed of the paintings status and when I should expect delivery. All paintings arrived within the 12 week period and there were no problems whatsoever.
My wife and I can't wait to get the paintings on our walls. For any naysayers, I can repeat that my wife and I have been very pleased with Park West and we would not hesitate to make another purchase. I am a real person who would recommend that potential buyers become educated before and after their purchase. Regarding the cost of artwork. The artwork is only as valuable as you make it. If the piece moves you and you can afford it, buy it and enjoy it!
DON AND LAURIE HILL
I just wanted to take a moment to thank Park West Gallery, we bought our first art piece in 2004 on a family cruise. We continued to purchase several pieces over the years. In 2015 we were invited to a land event close to home. We had a wonderful time, when the invite came in for the cruise we were excited. Your staff was excellent. The cruise was great, we met some great people and became friends with others by the end of the cruise. Meeting four great artists was a real treat. We bought several pieces. We just received the last piece from that order.
After hanging the artwork they all look fantastic. I have noticed over the years how great a job your company does with the framing of your artwork, several early pieces we framed at a local shop do not compare in quality or looks. Again thanks so much.
We have just received our 2 wonderful pieces of artwork. We were told it could be 12 weeks before they arrive, but have only had to wait 6 weeks!
The paintings are stunning and just as expected, both in perfect framing and packaged extremely well. We ordered these whilst onboard a RC cruise and the PWG staff onboard were a pleasure.
We recieved an email stating that the paintings were out for delivery and 4 days later they were at our door in the U.K.
From our experience we can not fault PWG or the delivery/shipping company they use!
We look forward to using PWG again and adding to our collection.
Over the years, I have purchased many pieces of art from Park West. I find the art to be good quality and have never worried about its authenticity. The Park West staff - both sales and at its facility - are very helpful and work hard to make sure I'm satisfied. One employee in particular is Yoan Lopez. He is exceptionally helpful. Yoan has great follow up skills (an attribute that seems to be deficient nowadays). His responses to my questions are prompt and thorough! Thanks Yoan, I appreciate you taking such good care of me!
I have been a Park West collector for more than 20 years, having purchased 90+ paintings. The auctions are always fun, and the prices are very good. Recently, I needed to make a change to a purchase from a cruise. PWG personnel were outstanding in their support and the results were phenomenal. My 20 paintings from this cruise were beautifully framed, vibrant colors, and have greatly enhanced my collection. Hope to have many more years of collecting and interacting with Park West.
Rhonda Dr non
Our latest experience with Park West Gallery was extremely satisfying. We have purchased many pieces from Park West in the past. This time, we wanted something for above our mantle. We ordered a Csaba Markus, and I must say, it is absolutely stunning! The embellishment is just as we had asked for, (certain colors). The framing is beautiful and compliments the picture as well. We were very surprised when it arrived approximately 3-4 weeks before we expected it. A real plus!!!!
Our sales consultant, (Mike), was extremely helpful with the decision making. The sale price on the piece that we got was a very good price. Very happy with our purchase!!!!
Thank You Mike & Park West.
We were on a cruise in February 2017. We checked out the Park West Gallery on the ship and between the awesome works of art and awesome people, we keep coming back! They were so warm and welcoming and definitely know their stuff! We are Definitely coming back for more! ☺️
Dan and I went to an Art Seminar on the cruise where I found I was quite interested in Artwork and the different forms of Art people produce. We attended a few art auctions on the ship where we ended up purchasing some pieces. Here are 2 of them by #michaelcheval Hard to see the detail in this photo but the work that goes into them is incredible. Both pieces are so unique and just really drew me to them. #imagineII #discordofanalogy #art #artwork #parkwestgallery