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 currently full. If you would like your painting idea to be considered for the waitlist, please fill out the commission form.

x Tamara

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. 


Please feel welcome to contact me with questions, or join the wait list.

I look forward to creating something with you!

x Tamara