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that is created as a celebration of a life is often a clients only thing that they have left of them, and yet it often keeps their beloved alive and close in their hearts forever. The long term comfort is immeasurable. This is what art has always done- it makes us immortal"
Commissions are a beautiful thing.
They are a collaboration between the artist and the buyer, the vision must be shared, and the end work desired by the client in such a way that they can connect with it and feel as though they have created it themselves.
For an artist, creating original works of art is rarely the way that they make an income. Commissions for many artists not only provide stable and regular work, but also force them to grow and improve their skills and talent. Often the client will push for more and create opportunities for artists to experiment and play in order to meet the needs of the commission brief.
One thing is certain though.......you must order from an artist who's work you revere and are attracted to, their style must fit in with how you want your work to look, and their talent must meet your expectations.
I love doing commissions and invite you to consider your own coloured pencil or oil painting. They traditionally make superb gifts, surprises, family heirlooms, memory keepsakes, and often bring closure to the death of beloved animal, person, or stillborn baby, allowing the viewer to have a constant and loving reminder of their loving connection.
Here are a few things that I need to start a commission for you.
1) Photo's. Lots of them. The photo's need to be high resolution, of the face area only, and close up, as that is my focus and style, good lighting and with true colour and crisp detail. Sounds difficult? It isn't really. Here is an example of a 'workable' reference and a reference that won't work for many reasons. I'll always help you choose, and if the subject has passed away, we work together with what you have.
2) Size. Size is important depending on the medium you choose. Coloured pencil lends itself to smaller sizes such as A4 to A2 works maximum. Square, rectangular, oval, the choice is always yours. These works, when framed, come up to a larger size, and are extremely manageable on an average household wall.
3) Timing. When will you need it by? When can I fit you into the diary? It is normal to wait months to have a commission done, and the work can take from days to weeks to complete. If you know when you need it by, I can work with you to make that happen.
4) Book and Deposit. Once the details of the photo's, or how to get them, the size you want and the dates are agreed on, you pay a 50% deposit and this secures your work to be done, when you need it done.
5) Completion, payment and postage. I rarely meet my clients. (though I am more than happy to, time permitting! lol) Most work is done via email, and all progress shots and final changes are sent to you, and discussed. Some clients are just happy for me to draw, most love having some input- no one will know the subject better than YOU!
I can mount the finished work (usually a cost between $30 and $60 depending on size and type of mount) and send flat, insured and safe, or roll up, and send via a tube. Postage costs are discussed and added into the final payment.
On receipt of the payment, the work is all yours and is rushed to your door to be framed and cherished. (it's like sending away a child- we get very attached to our work as artists!)
Payment is via paypal or direct deposit.