Custom paintings are a wonderful way to capture and commemorate your memories, significant places or special objects. For example, a painting of the location where you and your sweetie got engaged- or the family vacation spot from when you were a kid!- can fill your heart with joy every time you look at it. An original painting brings a life and spirit all its own that a photograph doesn't always convey.
Whether you'd like to have a piece created for yourself or for a loved one, my process makes it as stress-free as possible and includes you in the journey from start to finish.Start the Commission Process
I would love to paint a landscape, still life, or abstract piece for you. At this time I'm not taking portrait commissions (including pets).
The first step is completing the commission questionnaire to help me get a sense of what you're looking for. After I receive your message, I'll contact you to discuss your vision and options. If you want to move forward, a 50% deposit is required to begin the commission. We'll also complete the commission agreement together. This is a signed agreement that protects both of us in the event that things don't go as planned (this has never happened to me, but it's good to be prepared!). After I receive your deposit and we've both signed the agreement, I'll start working on your piece.
After the painting is complete, I'll collect the remaining 50% and any additional fees for framing, if applicable. Then I'll varnish, sign and date it, and install the hanging wire or frame. Finally, I'll carefully package and ship the piece to you!*
* Local clients - I'll hand deliver the piece to your door. :)
Acrylic pieces have a 4+ week lead time.
Because oil paintings require a significant amount of time to fully dry, the lead time on oil pieces is generally 8+ weeks depending on size and subject/imagery.
My pricing has some flexibility and I'm happy to work with you to determine the size and materials that will fit your budget.
The minimum for commissions is $300. This ensures that I have ample time to understand your vision, communicate my plan with you, and create the piece. Hanging hardware is always included. If you like, I can also work with you to choose and install a frame (cost of frame not included in the estimates below).
*This information is for estimation only. Dimensions are listed to provide a frame of reference, but I can make your piece in any size (and orientation) that you prefer.
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