Thank you for considering commissioning a painting. Having an original piece of art created on your behalf can be one of the most rewarding experiences, and something to be enjoyed for a lifetime.
The information below outlines my process, and the steps involved in commissioning a painting. Please note, commission spots are filled for 2017, and there is a waitlist for 2018. If you would like your painting idea to be considered for the waitlist, please fill out the commission form.
1. Create the Subject
I can work from photos, or come up with my own ideas.
For example, you might have a specific person or a pet you would like me to paint, and in this case I would love to work from your photographs. Often I am approached with ideas about a favourite animal, plant, or a theme, without a particular individual in mind. In these cases I am happy to find my own reference photos, or come up with my own subject matter based on the theme.
2. Develop Context: Colour, Style, and Layout
I love artistic freedom. This means that if you don't have any concrete ideas about things like colour, style, and layout, I am happy to have the freedom to come up with these things on my own.
If you do have a concrete idea, and image in mind, I'd love to help create your vision and welcome this collaboration. Communicating all your ideas before I start painting is especially important if you already have a visual in your mind. Pointing out which paintings of mine you like will also be very helpful, as I paint in a few different styles.
If you're not yet sure what you would like, I'm happy to present some ideas to you and work from your feedback.
3. Establish Size
8" x 10" (20 x 25 cm) = $275
9" x 12" (23 x 30 cm) = $375
11" x 14" (28 x 36 cm) = $535
16" x 20" (41 x 51 cm) = $800
18" x 24" (46 x 61 cm) = $1080
*Prices in Canadian Dollars
4. Determine Deadline
I work with tiny paintbrushes to create highly detailed artwork, and it can take me several days (often weeks or months) to complete a painting.
My turnaround time is factored around a few things, including my work load and your deadline. Please convey if you have specific time restrictions.
5. Make a Payment
I require a 50% down payment to start, with the remainder payable upon completion, before shipping.
6. Receive your Art!
I am happy to provide a digital preview for your approval before shipping. Alternatively, you can also opt to keep the whole thing a surprise until delivery.
I ship internationally from Canada (shipping prices vary depending on location).
Please note: I work in watercolour. It is often difficult to change something once it is painted. I can try my best to accommodate any little changes you request once it is painted, but major changes can not always be made without starting a new painting. I will make every effort to create an amazing piece of work.
I look forward to creating something with you!