Common Questions about Commissions
Do you take commissions?
Yes, I accept an small number of commissions based on my availability. The commission process is a very personal and exclusive experience. Keep reading to learn more.
Alternatively, once a month I offer a "pop-up commission" option - which is when I announce a specific theme I will draw for you. Only a few slots will be open on a first-come-serve basis. View this page to learn more about that.
What do you make commissions of?
My specialty is women and children. I have two styles you can choose from:
The first style is called Gesture Drawing. It is very loose and figurative. It is not "photo realistic" art. I emphasize emotion, intimacy and connection. These can be black-and-white drawings on paper, or in full-color mixed-media.
The second style is called Digital Illustration. This is similar to what you'd see in a storybook or magazine. These are painted digitally and then giclée printed for you on archival watercolor paper, ready for framing.
What materials do you use?
Black and White drawings on paper can include graphite or black ink.
Color drawings on paper can include a mix of gouache, pastels, graphite, ink, and colored pencil.
Digital illustrations look like gouache, watercolor and pencil but are created on a screen first, and then printed on archival watercolor paper.
What is the investment?
These are the starting prices at the smallest sizes I offer. They include 1-2 humans per piece. Final investment will be determined by SIZE, STYLE, and if there are more than two figures.
- GESTURE ART (1-2 figures only)
- Black and White drawing on paper:
Starting at $415 for 11"x14"
Examples: Mother Goddess | Whisper | Only You | Quiet
- Color multi-media drawing on paper:
Starting at $595 for 11"x14"
Examples: Mother in Pink | Wrapped in White | Last Night
- Acrylic painting on large canvas:
Starting at $1,300 for 16"x20"
Examples: Deepest Hug | Under Moonlight | Hold On
- DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION ON PAPER (1-2 figures)
What is the process?
- Contact me and let me know you are interested in a commission and to see if I have an opening.
- I will share the step-by-step process I follow to create commissioned art.
- Be prepared to share the photograph(s) you would like me to use as reference for the art. If you aren't sure, send me a few and I'll give you my feedback.
- Please include examples of art I have posted on my Instagram to serve as inspiration. That helps me know what you are drawn to in my work.
- The project officially begins when we have signed my Art Contract and 50% of the invoice is paid in full (non-refundable).
How long does it take?
About 6 weeks from start date, plus shipping time. Digital illustrations tend to move quicker. I will update you via email of the project status and my progress.
How is art shipped?
Carefully and safely! Shipping is an additional line on your final invoice. I will include a tracking number and insurance. I have no control over arrival times once it leaves my hands or additional fees that incur with international orders. Please be patient due to extreme COVID-19 and ELECTION delays on our mail system.
Do you frame art for customers?
Not at this time.
Do you work with brands?
Yes! But that is very different from personal commissioned pieces. Contact me to discuss your brand project, usage needs and budget. I have over 20 years experience working with high-profile companies. My specialty is companies that support women and children, home and style, publishing, education and wellness. Clients have included Target, Minted, Milk Snob, and Scholastic.