Whether your project requires one piece, or an entire collection, I am delighted to provide or develop the custom piece of artwork that you desire. I gladly do commissions and/or installations based on the specific needs of your space and budget.
Completion Time: Commissions usually take between 3-9 weeks according to the size, complexity of design, and current work load. The final selling price may be increased for rush deliveries. A delivery date will be determined once both parties agree on the 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 the piece is finished, there will be a 2-3 day waiting time for the piece to completely cure/dry before shipment. And up to an additional 5-10 days for the piece to be picked up, boxed/crated, and then freight shipped. Only 2-3 days if the piece is shipped regular post/ground delivery.
Deposit: I require 50% upon beginning the project, to secure your spot. The remaining balance is due before delivery of the piece.
Alterations: Toward the end of the painting I will show you progress photos, to ensure we are both on the same page. I will gladly allow up to two changes to the final painting before shipment. So at this point you need to make sure you are very clear of your expectations. If you think the painting still needs adjusting, changes will be $50/hour.
Cancellation: I will make every effort to create artwork that is pleasing to the client. However, in the event that you are not satisfied with the final product, then you are under no obligation to buy the piece. You will be refunded your deposit, minus a 10% commission fee (that is 10% of the total price).
Contract: In order to make a unique and custom piece, I will need to have excellent communication. I have a standard “Art Commission Agreement” that I require the client to agree to in order to spell out the specific details of the project, contact information, right of refusal, copyright, payment schedule, balance, delivery, etc.
Process: When I work on a painting, I carefully consider color schemes and mood. All my work is original, not mass produced, and no two paintings are alike. While I prefer not to copy my past work, I can attempt to use a specific palette you are looking for, and aim for the same spirit of past work you admire. If you want to send me fabric or paint samples, I will happily work with those as well. If you are drawn to some of my past work, please let me know which ones and why (specific elements, colors, pattern, brush strokes, drips, energy, etc.) I also like to see photos of the room that your painting will go in (and even adjacent rooms), so I can visualize the final destination as I am painting.
Here are some questions to think about: Describe the room this painting will be placed in. What about the adjacent rooms? What is the overall feeling of the room you will be hanging this art? Clean, cozy, crisp, minimal, lazy, cheerful, thought provoking, inviting, warm, relaxing, playful, eclectic, minimal, energized? Do you prefer warm tones or cool tones? Are there any colors that you find offensive or depressing? Please be very specific, the more information I have from you, the better!
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. Commission Prices subject to change):
24×24-$780 24×30-$960 24×36-$1200 30×30-$1280 30×40-$1680 24×48-$1680 36×36-$1800
30×48-$2050 40×40-$2300 36×48-$2450 40×50-$3100 48×48-$3300 48×60-$4100
48×72-$4900 60×60-$5200 60×72-$6200
*At this time, I am not accepting commissions for work under 24×24 – unless they consist of multiple components. If you would like to commission diptych or triptych, please inquire about the price.
Custom Size: If you would like a special (non-standard) size, I am more than happy to accommodate your request. If your size was not mentioned above, it is most likely considered a “non-standard size” and will need to be custom built. I roughly charge $200/square foot for custom built canvas and there is an additional fee to cover provisions associated with this service. This fee will range from $250-$350 depending on the size of your project, the special materials that will need to be ordered, and any labor or handling costs associated with the size. Please contact me for a price quote and completion time. Please note, it can take up to an additional 2 weeks longer to accommodate the construction of a custom frame (ordering materials, etc.) If you decide not to purchase the custom size commission, the deposit will be refunded, less the 10% commission fee, and less the labor/material fee.
Shipping: The client (or gallery/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-$500 depending on the size and if it needs to freight shipped or not. I will provide you with an approximate shipping quote before we begin the project.