I'm currently taking commission proposals for 2024! Mediums include drawing, painting (on paper or on traditional canvas), and on-site murals. Subjects considered are traditional images from photos: landscapes as well as portraits or figurative pieces. Please fill out this form to get in touch with me about your custom art idea and timeline. If we find that the project is a good fit for both of us, we'll set up a timeline and budget. Looking forward to hearing from you! If your questions aren't answered in the FAQ below please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Step 1: Application
Please provide your contact information, size or project scope, and possible timeline restrictions. Then email me your reference photos: email@example.com
Step 2: Proposal + Pricing
Once I have your information from step 1 above, I will go over your project proposal inspiration, pictures, timeline and size. Then I will look at my current schedule to see if our calendars align. If they do, I will create a commission painting proposal for you which includes estimates for pricing & timeline.
Step 3: Downpayment
After reviewing and signing the commission contract, the next step is to submitting payment to book your spot on my list. You will be able to pay for your commission via Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, or personal check. Shipping will be charged separately. Portland locals can get arranage for a free pick up or delivery.
Step 4: Creating
After receiving your payment, I get to gather the supplies I need to create your masterpiece!! I will post updates from my studio online unless you specifically request to not have your painting posted on social media* (if it’s a gift, for example).
Method: I work out of my home studio while my two kiddos are in school. All paintings are acrylic on canvas (archival and sealed in satin varnish, UV protected). Paintings will be signed on the front and titled on the back. Murals will be created on site. Client is responsible for preparing the wall for painting and providing any necessary lift equipment (scaffolding, scissor lift or cherry picker).
Step 5: Reveal & Delivery
THE BEST PART!!! I'll send images of the painting as soon as it's completed along with a shipping invoice . You can either pick up your painting for free from my studio in Portland or I will ship it securly via UPS either as is or unstretched and rolled in a tube to you (protected with glassine paper & water-tight plastic seal) with tracking and insurance. Once you receive your rolled canvas, you can take it to be restretched by your local frame shop. Last step is to revel in the beauty of your new custom artwork!
Commission project examples:
Do you take rush orders? If you need your painting by a certain date for a special occasion, please let me know and I will see if my schedule works out. There is an additional fee for rush orders (1 month or less from time of initial inquiry).
Can I make edits to my painting? As a creative professional, I reserve the right to decide when my paintings are complete. If you would like additional work on the painting, and I agree to continue painting, you will be charged an additional painting fee.
What if something comes up and I decide I can’t buy the painting after all? While this would be so sad, I understand that life happens and I will honor your right of refusal. I will be able to refund you 50% of your payment and have the right to sell the painting on my website or paint over it for a new piece. No hard feelings!
Do you do portrait or figure paintings? Yes! I will work from your photos to create a beautiful capture of your friends and loved ones.
Do you do custom murals? Would you paint a room in my house or business? Yes absolutely! I love painting custom murals to add beauty to a space. I painted my own powder bath with a custom mural! You can watch the process here. Please contact me to discuss your space and idea and we'll see if we can make it happen!
Does your husband still make those beautiful frames? Unfortunately, no. As a full-time, emergency room doc, he simply doesn’t have the time anymore to make custom float frames for my artwork. We could balance it when we only had one kid, but now with two and more things on our plate, we decided to let go of our in-house framing option. I now recommend the local framing companies to my clients. Thank you for supporting us!
If you have more questions, please reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org