If you are considering commissioning an art piece, please read this page carefully to familiarize yourself with the process and guidelines. Pricing can also be found here.
Before beginning your commission, I will require a non-refundable 50% down payment. Upon receipt of your payment, I will begin the artwork and will send you work-in-progress shots via email through the duration of the commission. This will allow you to see the progress that I am making and will allow you to give me your input. At any time during the creation of the piece, please let me know if there are any changes that you would like to be made and I will gladly make those changes if it’s possible.
Once your commission is complete, I will email you a photo to show you the final piece. You are more than welcome to request close-ups of different areas if you wish, so that you can see the details. If your commission is to your liking, I will ship it to you after I have received the remaining 50% deposit. Depending on the size of the piece and the location that I will be shipping it to, the price of shipping will vary and will be added to your total. Sales tax will be applied if you live in the state of Ohio.
Prices for requested commissioned work are based on time involved, detail and work involved, as well as the size of the work.
Therefore, though the prices quoted below are quoted according to size, they can be subject to change according to extra time and work expected:
All prices are quoted up front in agreement together; they do not change during the work. A simple contract is required to be signed, which insures both parties know what is expected, as well as 40% of the commission price paid up front. Work does not begin until the contract is signed and first payment received. Once this has been initiated, the commission can not be canceled except in unforeseen extreme cases considered on a case by case basis. Ohio sales tax/Use Tax of 6% is required.
There are no return policies for commissions, though I do make every effort to fulfill your wishes and desires in the work. Please remember that you are initiating work time on a commission once a contract is signed and agreement is made. Canceling a commission in mid work time is against contract and any work already done to that point must be paid.
|Painting size 5″x7″ and less||$150|
|Painting size 8″x10″||$250|
|Painting size 9″x12″||$350|
|Painting size 11″x14″||$450|
|Painting size 12″x16″||$550|
|Painting size 16″x20″||$750|
|Painting size 18″x24″||$1,000|
|Painting size 24″x36″||$2,000|
|Painting size 30″x40″||$2,750|
Other sizes and price options can be arranged, these are general guidelines.
Installment plans: I may consider installment payments to fit a client’s budget. A signed contract is required for this option, which is worked out on an individual case by case basis.
Framing: Framing is left to the client, though I can assist in advising. Care and framing for the work can be done as any work on paper normally would. Archival and acid free materials should be used. Matting should always be used, not only for aesthetics, but to keep the work from touching the glass.
Shipping: Any shipping charges are billed in addition to the commission charge. They may be billed separately, if needed, unless a charge is agreed on beforehand.
Regarding Photo references: I prefer to work from my own photo references for commissions for quality artwork and detail. For portraits a sitting can be arranged with the subject, where I will take a number of photo references. For other subjects it can be arranged for me take my own references at the scene.
If this is not available, I have worked from photos provided by the client. I do, however, need a high quality to choose from, in order to see details. This is top priority for good artwork, seeing detail can not be stressed enough. It is considered for portraits, buildings, pets, or cars/motorcycles only. Studio shots, such as school pictures, etc., or any other photos by any photographers will not be considered (unless permission is given by the photographer, in writing). Copyrighted or trademarked photos or themes are not considered.
If you do not have quality references to provide and I can not take my own, I may choose not to go forward with the commission request. Considering a client’s photo reference is a concession only. With the intent of original art by the artist, in most cases I use my own references.
Each work is under copyright of the artist. The work, or any images taken thereof, can not be used to make prints/reproductions of any kind, sell prints/reproductions of any kind, or otherwise use the work for commercial or profit uses without written permission of the artist. It may not be used for advertisement purposes or to be printed or shown in any publications without written permission of the artist. It can not be resold to or submitted to companies or entities to officially represent the artist or the artist’s work on her behalf, without written permission. This includes any online internet uses of similar manner.
My art services are offered according to each individually considered inquiry. I reserve the right not to portray certain subject matter. I do not create fan art or trademarked art of any kind. I will not consider any occult themes or inappropriate subject matter.
As a general rule, my art is within the perimeter of fantastical realism. I do not normally create art in other genres, though I do use other mediums.