Commissions

I am happy to create custom artwork for you.  I do commissions based on the specific needs of your space and budget, and I will also work with your interior designer, architect, or art consultant. At this time, I accept commissions on a limited basis, depending on my work schedule and existing deadlines.

COMPLETION TIME

Commissions usually take between 6 to 12 weeks, depending on the size, complexity of design, and current workload. If you are working with a specific deadline, please let me know prior to beginning the project so we can determine whether my current studio workload can accommodate your needs.

The specific “finish date” will be determined once all parties agree on the size, overall design, a deposit has been secured, and materials have been delivered (if applicable.)

Please be advised that after you are shown a completed photo, and you agree that the piece is finished, there will be a three to five day waiting time for the piece to be professionally photographed, and if using oil paint, had time to completely cure/dry before it can be packaged and shipped.

Shipping times will vary based on size, weight, and specific needs. Your needs will be discussed in advance in order not to delay your receipt of final artwork.

The “finish date” is NOT the delivery or install date. The “finish date” is that date that I submit an emailed photo of the artwork for you to approve.

The estimated “finish date” is contingent upon good communication, and whether revisions are required.

CUSTOM SIZE

If you would like a special (non-standard) size, I am more than happy to accommodate your request.

Please note, it can take up to an additional 2 weeks longer to accommodate the construction of a custom frame (ordering materials, labor, etc.)

If you decide not to purchase the custom size commission, the deposit will be refunded, less the 25% commission fee.

DEPOSIT

A 50% deposit is due upon beginning the project secures your spot on my commission calendar. The remaining balance is due prior to delivery.

ALTERATIONS

I will keep you informed of the progress (via emailed photos) of the work throughout the process to make sure we are in agreement that the work meets the agreed upon parameters established in the beginning of the commission inquiry.

Prior to the “finish date”, I will submit a photo of the completed work for your approval. I allow up to two revisions to what I consider the “final painting” before shipment or delivery.

If further revisions are required, they will be implemented at an hourly rate of $75 per hour.

CANCELLATION

I make every effort to create artwork that meets the client’s expectations.

In the event that you are not satisfied with the final product, then you are under no obligation to buy the work.

You will be refunded your deposit, minus a 25% commission fee (that is 25% of the total price).

SHIPPING

The client or project manager is responsible for all shipping costs associated with the safe delivery of the piece (including handling, materials, and insurance.)

This can range anywhere from $50-$850 depending on the size and if it needs to freight shipped or not.

I can provide you with an approximate ground shipping quote before we begin the project.

For pieces 36×48 and under I ship UPS ground.  This includes tracking & insurance.

For larger work I use a freight shipping company.

They will pick up and professionally crate up the art.

This service can take an additional 3-5 days, and depending on your location can take 3-8 days for you to receive.

PROCESS

All my work is original and no two paintings are exactly alike.

While I prefer not to copy my past work, I can create a similar work in color, content, and spirit of work you admire.

If you are drawn to some of my past work, please tell me the specific elements you like.

COMMUNICATION

I will make every effort to respond to communication in a timely manner, outline my expectations, and honor the intentions of the agreement.

PRICE

My work is priced using a formula which factors in the dimensions of the work, the availability and costliness of materials to be used, and the labor intensity of the techniques /processes that will be explored in creating the work.

All price quotes are good for up to 4 months. During that time, if my overall prices have increased, I will still honor the price I quoted you previously.

Please contact me for a price quote and completion time..

AGREEMENT

To successfully create your commissioned artwork, we must communicate well.

A standard “Art Commission Agreement” is required to specify all details of the project: contact information, right of refusal, copyright, payment schedule, balance, shipping, delivery, etc.
Any fabric swatches, photos, or paint samples must be provided before I can start working on the commission.

For portraits, I prefer to work from my own photographs if possible. If necessary, I will consider working from photographs submitted by the client if I cannot take my own photographs because of logistics, etc.

These photographs will have to meet the specific artistic needs of the work and would require agreement between us prior to beginning a portrait. Photographs using a flash, low light, high contrast, etc. are not generally not suitable for creating a successful portrait.

This written agreement protects both our interests and ensure that both parties understand what is expected of each other.

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