A commission piece is a one of a kind work of art that is hand designed and painted to fit your vision Whether stemming from a cherished photograph of your loved one, a breathtaking place or a special moment that you want to capture forever.
Commission pieces make great gifts. They are an unique, enduring and special way for you or a loved one to always remember any special person, place or moment. It is an incredibly personal and meaningful gift that they can't get anywhere else. From detailed, yet straightforward portraits to complex designs from multiple photographs or images, I can can help you create your vision into artwork.
Prices for custom paintings are based on size and the difficulty of subject matter and will be quoted individually. Paintings are on board, canvas or linen to be determined by the subject matter and technical style chosen by the client.
A retainer of 25% will reserve a place in the artist's schedule and will guarantee the completed price as quoted. This retainer is applied to the final balance of the commission and is only refundable if the artist is unable to complete the commissioned art due to circumstances incurred by the artist.
An additional deposit of 25% is required at the time of the photo session (if there is one) before any painting starts. The balance of the painting fee is due upon completion and client approval of the commission.
The concept of mood, location, technique, style and size are the first ideas to explore between client and artist. Once these points are clearly defined the artist's work will begin. I'll meet with the client in person if possible or via telephone/email if not. Photos can be provided or arranged to be taken. If photos are required to be taken will meet for a photo session usually consisting of one to two hours. Photos, and color notes taken at this time by the artist are used as reference. The client approves these before painting begins.
Upon completion of the painting, an appointment will be set with the client for final approval. Arrangements can also be made to submit digital photos for approval.
Usual completion time is 2 - 3 months.