Step 1. Contact me! We’ll discuss what you want for your custom painting and make a plan. We’ll also talk about price and an estimated completion date (scroll further for more information on pricing). In advance of our conversation, you may want to seek out a handful of my past artworks that you love, think about the size of the artwork you want (measure your wall!), and/or any colour scheme requests you may have.
Step 2. You sign a simple agreement form and pay a non-refundable 50% downpayment on your artwork, so I can acquire the supplies I need to get to work!
Step 3. You’ll receive up to 3 updates and photos of the artwork in progress. You have the opportunity to make up to 3 changes/suggestions along the way. This is YOUR custom art - it will enrich your life for many years to come, so it should be exactly as you want it!
Step 4. Your finished painting is wired and ready to hang (framing not included). Visit the studio for a final review and approval of the painting and to pay the remaining 50% of the agreed-upon cost.
Step 6. Take your painting home and enjoy it for many years to come! Read more details on shipping costs below.
Your investment in a custom original artwork will depend on the cost of materials, how labour-intensive the process of your request is, the size of the piece, and the timeline (for example, a rush fee may apply). You can expect the pricing of a commission to be slightly higher than the current “going rate” of my most recently released paintings in the same size. All agreed upon details regarding the artwork and timeline will be discussed and factored into a final price on your contract before any money is exchanged or work is begun. Please be sure to schedule your commission as early as possible - I will typically only take 7-8 commissions a year and no more than one commission a month. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any other questions regarding the pricing of your custom commission.
I will happily work with you to find the best price for shipping your original artwork. I do not typically recommend crating of oversized paintings, since freight costs can become very expensive. If your oversized artwork is too large for standard shipping, the painting may be removed from the stretcher and rolled to ship, to be re-stretched upon arrival at your local framing shop. You will receive a tracking number so you can keep an eye on the progress of your shipment as it makes its way to you.
The cost of delivery, the purchasing of insurance, and the cost of stretching or framing (if needed) is the responsibility of the collector and not included in the pricing on the contract, though estimates can be discussed at any time. The cost of shipping will be due along with your final payment after we review the finished piece together and before it is shipped.
For collectors in the Calgary area, arrangements can be made to pick up your artwork at my studio or if you prefer, we can schedule a time to view it in your space together before the exchange is finalized. The final payment is due by the end of this last meeting.
Payment can be made by e-transfer, Paypal, credit card, or cash.
Give the Gift of Custom Artwork
Looking for that ultimate original gift idea? You can not only give the gift of original artwork, but also the experience of the creative process that brings that artwork to life!
Contact me directly or purchase your Gift Certificates on my shop. Gift Certificates may be used on custom commissions, original art, prints, or other gifts purchased on this website.
Super creative, super thoughtful and super easy. The perfect gift for a wedding, housewarming, and many other occasions!