Whether it's commemorating a first home, remembering a special place, or just to bring happiness into your living space, I'm thrilled you're interested in a commission. It's an honour to collaborate with clients to create meaningful, personal works of art.
You will have an incredibly sentimental and personal piece of art you can proudly display anywhere in your lovely home (and show off whenever you have company over!).
Look through my site and images on this page for examples of the type of art I could create for you,
Ordering a commission is easier than you think. You provide some reference photos, complete the form below with some details, and we can then discuss further.
Please note that because of my various projects and teaching schedule, I can only take 2 commissions each quarter.
Please fill out the commission inquiry form with your request. I will review it and get back to you as quickly as possible as I cannot accommodate every request.
Thank you for applying!
Timeframe: Creating art takes time and I will need several weeks to complete your commission artwork. Exact timeframe will depend on a variety of factors, including complexity and size of the artwork. Please do not expect a commission piece to be completed in 2 weeks.
Reference Photos: I paint from reference photos, so please send along any photos you have of your subject for my review. Please note: You must have either taken the photos yourself or have permission from the person who did the photography due to copyright. Generally, I cannot use images from the internet as a reference.
Medium used: Acrylic on canvas or cradled wood panels that are 3/4 inches deep (will need to be framed) or 1.5 inches deep (Gallery Style - does not need to be framed).
Sides: If you choose Gallery Style, the sides of the piece can be painted solid white or black, or any other color. I can also continue the background color onto the sides, depending on the subject of the painting. We can discuss options based on your subject matter.
Framing: I can have your piece professionally framed if you wish, or you can choose to bring it to a framer of your choice. I will provide a quote for framing upon request.
Hanging: I install a hanging wire on the back of the piece so it's ready to go!
Shipping: I can deliver this personally if you are within 1.5 hours of St. John's, NL, Canada. Otherwise, this piece will ship with utmost care with tracking and insurance via Canada Post. I will provide the quote for shipping/delivery in your overall commission quote details.
Style: As you can see in the examples below, I paint in a very realistic style. I specialize in florals and coastal/nautical scenes. If you are not a fan of my particular painting style; I am not offended and I'm sure you will find another artist whose style matches your own personal tastes! I do not paint portraits at this time.
Size: We will discuss an appropriate size for your particular subject matter. The smallest size is usually 11" x 14" and I've completed large murals as well. Size does matter and the price of the commission will depend on the size and subject matter of your request.
Please send along the reference photos for the commission to firstname.lastname@example.org
If we decide to move forward with your custom commissioned painting, I request a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the final cost. This enables me to get the materials I need for your piece and cover my painting time. I will also send you a contract to sign at this time.
I will create the painting and take photos of my progress as I go. I will email you images so you can weigh in with your thoughts. Remember, this is for you and I want you to LOVE it! I can make adjustments as we go along.
Once I'm done, you will get a final image for your final approval. Once I get that approval, I will go ahead and invoice for the final 50% fee for the painting to cover my time and the shipping/delivery fees. This is also non-refundable.
Once the payment is received, I will then have your painting professionally packaged and shipped with tracking and insurance via Canada Post. If you live relatively local to St. John's, NL, then I can deliver the painting right to you! Or, you are welcome to pick it up here at my home studio and see where it was created! If you have a special event happening and would like me to do an unveiling, I am open to doing that depending on location.