It is special to have a one-of-a-kind, custom painting or drawing. It is personal and makes a great gift as well. I enjoy creating custom, personal art that has meaning and a connection for you or your loved one.
I have limited availability for commissions due to a growing list and other commitments. If you are interested, please fill out the form and schedule a call. I look forward to talking with you.
How do I get started?
1. First, submit the form for a no-obligation "schedule a call" commission request.
2. Next, we will schedule a phone call or video conference to discuss your ideas.
3. Then, when you are ready, you will put down a 50% deposit to secure your booking and the process begins! The final 50% is due after completion and receipt of the item or shipping of the item.
I like to connect with my collector and get good reference photos and make notes. After the details are agreed upon, I will begin the final painting or portrait in my studio.
How long does a commission take?
Timing will vary from project to project. For oil paintings, I like to develop composition options and a color board for your consideration. An oil painting takes several weeks to paint, depending on where you are on the list of commissions. Oil paintings need to cure and be varnished. This takes time and is well worth it. Please be patient with this required process.
Pencil portraits don't need to dry, thus they usually take about two weeks (not including shipping time). If you need a piece by a certain time frame, please let me know in the form so that I can see if I can fit you in.
Why do custom commissions cost more?
There are advantages: It is customized for you! You pick the subject, custom size, and your custom colors, but painted or drawn in my style. You will get to be part of my creative process. I enjoy working with collectors.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me.