We cannot offer online purchasing because all items are handmade in very limited quantities. Online purchasing is good for mass-produced items but not for pieces of art. Pieces you see on this site may have been sold recently, but are representative of the artist's work and most of our artists can create custom pieces for you without a price penalty. Contact us with your needs and we'll describe what's available and/or email you photos and details. If you don't love your purchase just return it for a full purchase refund.
If you are trying to buy artworks online from artists or "virtual galleries" you should accept the risks of high-stakes gambling. An artist you find online may be a hungry hobbyist, disappearing scammer, foreign reseller, or a legitimate professional. Since all handmade pieces are unique, they may ship you a piece from the "oops" shelf or less than their best because you are a one-time customer. Likewise, the virtual galleries are just processing orders for artists to ship to you, a one-time customer.
We've got over 30 years experience buying art and we won't buy anything from a photograph. We must see, feel and hold each piece, as our customers do, before we place an order. And, our artists know that we will not accept anything less than their best work so they ship their less-than-best to someone else. And, ofcourse, artists know Pinnacle Gallery may feature their work to upscale customers for many years.