It has been a wonderful part of further developing my art practice and business to get to make custom work for some really lovely people and businesses. Whether you want one large statement piece in a particular room or several works to create a cohesive look across a suite of rooms, there are a number of ways to make it work. The easiest way to get started is to drop me a note on my Contact page so you can share what you're thinking about.
Read here how the below commissions came about. Some clients choose a color palette first or are thinking of a special location or area (over a fireplace, in a baby's room, to soften a master bath, etc.). For example, in the first row (pics 1-3 on mobile), there are 3 works that were commissioned together. The client knew the palette she wanted and that the piece in the center should be larger than the rest (which it is in person) and she had a preference for the gold sheen treatment featured in others of my works. She didn't want a triptych because they would be on different walls. They should be complementary but able to stand alone. She was ok with a fair amount of negative (blank) space. Others know they'd like to start with the approximate size or orientation. In the second row (pics 3-5 on mobile), the first two pieces black and white pieces inspired the third piece. The client wanted a black and white that was vertical and small like the first piece, but with the pearl elements of the second piece. The result -- the third piece vertical with pearls and then a companion piece was commissioned as well! In the third row (pics 6-8 on mobile), the client wanted two large scale pieces for an area that was too subdued and becoming a pass through. She pieced out the first piece as inspiration because she loved the fuschia area at the bottom. The two pieces that follow are the commissions. She wanted to bring lush outdoor green tones inside because they are reminiscent of where she grew up surrounded by nature on the east coast. This livened up an area that was feeling too monotone. In the fourth row (pics 9-11) you can see them in place. The last row shows two "inclined" pieces, the inspiration is first, followed by the commission. My client couldn't stop thinking about a piece that she loved but someone else snatched up. So she asked me to create a commission very similar and she gifted it to herself as a birthday present!
Pricing and payment: Commissions are paid 1/2 in advance and 1/2 upon acceptance of the final work. Pricing is based on the size and the complexity of the request. Clients review a first work and if they review it and they find they love it, that's the commission! If they'd like a different piece and another review that's ok too. Each commission includes a maximum of 3 works created. During the process we work together to be sure the work is on the right track. I'm proud to say that to date, all commissions have been the first works created. There are several reasons for this. #1 the clients have been fantastic at communicating what they hope to see! We talked to be sure we have a shared understanding about not only what is wanted, but as important, what is not wanted! We check in throughout the process to be sure we're in alignment. I would love to work with you to figure out your project. Please reach out!
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