Yay! I’m so glad that you’re here and that you’re interested in having me create a unique, custom painting just for you. Before we get started you’ll find some information below about my process and the costs that are associated with commissions. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me, I’d love to hear from you!
The Commission Process
Fill out the questionnaire
Gather your inspiration
Color palette & a mock up painting is provided to you
Changes made if necessary
Work on canvas or paper begins
Progress photos sent (about ½ way through)
Changes made if necessary
More photos sent, changes made if necessary or approval for completion
Remaining balance is due
Painting is then shipped to you!
My Artistic Process
As an artist my work is always evolving but one thing that has always remained consistent is my love for quick brush strokes. The only way I can truly describe my work is a flow of emotion. I work quickly and effortlessly, putting color down where it feels right. Sometimes I work from photos but most of the time I work directly from the heart.
It’s no surprise that living on the coast inspires me. Even before my move to Long Island I always had a love for the ocean and the beach. There’s nowhere else I’d rather be than digging my toes into the sand, feeling the warmth of the sun on my face and watching waves crash on the shore.
Other things that inspire me are plants and most recently, the female body, because of the changes I’ve personally gone through, with the pregnancy and birth of my son.
Painting is my passion and the way that I’m able to communicate my feelings and thoughts. It wasn’t until a couple years ago that I transformed my hobby into a business. When I didn’t put time aside to create, I became anxious and felt like a part of me was missing. I’m so excited to share this passion with you, I hope that these pieces bring you joy and happiness for days, months and years to come.
How much does a commissioned piece cost?
Prices range from $250 for smaller pieces to $1500+ for larger pieces. A lot of time and communication goes into these paintings, therefore my prices reflect that. To give you a better idea of what it might cost, most commissions run about 25% more than retail listings.
What makes a commission different than a painting that is listed on your website?
Visually they are similar because of my unique artistic style, but commissions require more time and energy to be created just for you. I work very closely with my customers to make sure that the colors and layout are exactly what they had been envisioning. The project isn’t complete until you’re 100% happy with your piece.
How long does it take to complete a commission?
Times vary depending on the size and complexity of the piece. Smaller pieces might only take a month, while larger pieces might take a month or two. It all depends! One thing I will make sure of is that I only take on one commission at a time, therefore I will give your piece all my devoted attention.
Why do you require a 50% non-refundable deposit?
In order to start your project, I request a non-refundable down payment to secure your spot within my schedule, buy supplies and get to work.
Why don’t you accept inspiration collected from other artists?
I think that it’s great that you find inspiration from other artists, but if you wanted a painting in their style, you should contact them directly. I pride myself in my work (as do other artists) and will only paint in my unique style. I will not copy another artist’s work. When finding inspiration I ask that you only submit color pallets and actual photos of places or things that you love such as beaches, mountains, textures, etc.
How is it shipped?
Smaller pieces on paper are shipped via USPS within a flat mailer, while larger pieces or canvases are packaged and shipped in boxes by the UPS store. All pieces are insured and you will be provided tracking numbers.
Who owns the rights to the piece?
I retain all right to the finished piece. The original is yours to keep and display, but you are not entitled to scan, copy or sell prints. If you’re interested in my work for business purposes (ex. using on your products), check out my collaboration page!
Can I return my custom piece for a refund?
I’ve never had a request to return artwork, but long story short, no I cannot accept returns or exchanges for custom artwork. Because of the nature of a custom painting, once you purchase your piece it is yours to keep. If by chance your painting arrives damaged then yes you are entitled to a refund.
My painting arrived damaged, can I get a refund?
I’ve never had a painting arrive damaged, but if by chance it is, contact me with 1-2 days of receiving it. Please provide details and photos of the damage so that I can contact the shipping carrier and provide you with a refund.
ARE YOU READY TO START?
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