Here is a list of everything you need to know about my commission process and hiring me to make a custom artwork for you. If you have further questions or want to talk about your commission, please feel free to get in touch!
TIME TO COMPLETION
Completion time varies from several weeks to several months, depending on the size and complexity of the piece. A targeted finish date will be determined at the start of the project, but is subject to change. Should the delivery date change, ample notice will be provided so that shipping and receiving of the final artwork can be planned. If you have a specific deadline for receiving your artwork, it’s possible that I can work with you towards that date.
MATERIALS AND SIZING
Paintings are created with professional grade paints on canvas, paper or wood panels. Framing is the responsibility of the client. Custom sizes are available to suit your specific spot. If agreed upon by both parties, sometimes the canvas will be removed from the stretcher bars for shipping to reduce the shipping cost. In this case, the purchaser would be responsible for having the canvas stretched onto new stretcher bars after receiving the artwork.
Beginning with a phone conversation, expectations and creative direction are discussed. Through a back-and-forth sharing of ideas and information between me and the client, the commission details (general size, estimated timeline, general theme/style, colors etc.) are settled upon and drafted into a Commission Agreement. A 50% deposit is required, and is non-refundable upon project start.
With every commission, the goal is to meet or exceed my client’s expectations. Clients are welcome to engage in dialogue regarding the artwork being created, with the understanding that they have hired me to execute all final creative and material decisions. The remaining 50% payment is due prior to the delivery of final artwork.
Credit card, cash, Paypal and Venmo are acceptable forms of payment.
A deposit of 50% of the agreed upon price is required to add you to my commission schedule and to begin work. The remaining balance of 50% plus applicable sales tax, and shipping costs will be due upon work completion, prior to delivery.
Paintings are securely shipped with tracking and insurance in the US. Additional worldwide shipping charges may apply.
REFUSAL OF WORK
If the client does not wish to finalize their purchase after the commissioned artwork is completed, I will retain the refused artwork and the initial non- refundable 50% deposit.
Once the purchase is completed and final payment is received, the client then retains full ownership of the work and will be granted a certificate of authenticity. I reserve the common-law copyright to all works, including all reproduction rights and the right to claim statutory copyright.
FUTURE CARE AND RESPONSIBILITY
The client is responsible for all future care and maintenance of the final work. After delivery, I am not responsible for changes due to climate, humidity, moisture, molds, infestation, stains, warping, shrinkage, expansion, corrosion or any other changes that can occur to artwork over time.
The purchaser will not permit any intentional destruction, damage or modification of the artwork.
You are welcome to request a consultation before any restoration should take place, and if possible I will provide advice or perform the restoration myself, depending on my availability and the extent of the restorative work needed.
Thank you for your consideration, please contact me with any other questions you have about commissioning an original piece of art, or to get your name on the calendar!