I am currently able to accept a very limited number of private commissions each year.
The following should answer some initial questions you may have.
How does the process work?
A great place to start is a phone conversation. We will discuss details about what you are looking for and what I can deliver. You can decide at that point if you would like to move forward. We will work together to decide on the best season, angle, view, details to include, etc. This is where the creative collaboration occurs. If the subject is local we can visit it together. If not, I may be able to work from your photos. My home/studio phone is 802-235-2328.
How long does it take?
I can be very flexible depending on my current schedule. We will determine an agreeable delivery date together. 2 months is appreciated. Please plan ahead for the holidays as I’m usually booked for Christmas delivery by August.
Will it look like a photo?
No. If you are reading this you are likely familiar with my work. As an artist my goal is to translate what I see and feel into juicy rich paint, color, shape, energy, and emotion. My work is colorful, impressionistic, expressionistic, and perhaps even semi-abstract. I’m definitely not an “every blade of grass” photo realist. I take lots of liberties & artistic license aiming for a great painting. Ed Whitney said it best: “You get facts from nature, but you get art from artists!”
Can I get prints and cards too?
Yes. Once your original painting is done you may order Prints and Greeting Cards via my standard size/price options. See example HERE.
How much does it cost?
The following are my private commission size options and prices for 2018. These are standard sizes. Custom sizes available at comparable pricing.
12X16 – Unframed: $850 Framed: $1000 (I can do an 11X14 or 9X12, the smallest I paint, for this same price)
18X24 – Unframed – $1200 Framed: $1400
24X30 – Unframed – $2400 Framed: $2800
30X40 – Unframed: $3000 Framed: $3200
*Add 6% tax on all sales made in VT