Here’s how the process works:
Step 1. Let's have a chat! We’ll discuss what you want for your custom painting and make a plan. We’ll also talk about price and estimated completion date and sign a simple agreement form.
Step 2. You pay a non-refundable 20% 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 80% of the agreed-upon cost.
Step 6. Take your painting home and enjoy it for many years to come! If you are unable to pick up your painting, depending on size delivery may be purchased.
The cost of your custom original art will depend on the cost of materials, how labour-intensive the process is, the size of the piece and the timeline. For example, a Rush Fee may apply. I take the pricing (or “going rate”) of my recently sold paintings into account when calculating the cost of a commission to make sure everything is in alignment and to protect my collector’s investments, but as with any custom job, we need to factor in all the details first and agree on pricing and timeline within a contract before any money is exchanged or work is started. I recommend scheduling your commission as early as possible - I will typically only take 1-2 commissions a month depending on my schedule. If you want to get a general idea of my pricing structure or ask more questions about the commission process, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I will happily work with you to find the best price for shipping your original artwork. Oversized work may need professional crating and for these cases and any artwork valued above $1000, third party insurance is recommended. In most cases, you will get a tracking number so you can keep an eye on things. The cost of delivery and the purchasing of insurance 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 the 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.
E-transfer or Paypal at a distance, and credit card, or cash in person!
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 of commission on my shop. You choose the size, make the all-inclusive payment, and the recipient receives the Gift Certificate with all the instructions on how to get started scheduling their commission. Gift Certificates purchased during the 2019 holiday season are guaranteed a commission spot in 2020.
The Experience includes: communication with me to make a plan for the piece (including palette, style, and subject), up to 3 photo updates to document the process as well as up to 3 change/correction requests, a behind-the-scenes visit to the studio to view the finished custom piece signed, dated and ready to hang.
Super creative, super thoughtful and super easy. The perfect gift for a wedding, housewarming, and many other occasions!