The Benefits of Commissioning Art: An Artistic Journey with Michelle Yamamoto

The Benefits of Commissioning Art: An Artistic Journey with Michelle Yamamoto


Hello, art enthusiasts and potential investors! I’m Michelle Yamamoto, and I’ve spent over four decades (or most of my life) in the enriching world of art creation. Commissions ranging from portraits of loved ones to murals representing my community's precious diversity, I have much experience and gratitude for it all.

 If you've ever visited an art gallery or purchased a ready-made piece, you've experienced the joy that art can bring. But have you ever considered taking that experience to the next level by commissioning your work of art? Let me share why commissioning art from an artist like me is not just a luxury—it's a life-enriching investment. 

The Tangible Benefits 

Personalisation: Make It Uniquely Yours 

When you commission art from me, you're not just buying a painting but co-creating a masterpiece. I work closely with you to understand your vision, ensuring the final piece reflects your unique taste and personality. Imagine having a piece of art that no one else has—that's what personalisation is all about. 

Quality: A Testament to Craftsmanship 

Mass-produced art has its place, but nothing beats the quality of a commissioned piece. I pour my heart and soul into every brushstroke, ensuring that your artwork isn't just beautiful but a high-quality masterpiece that will last for generations. 

Investment Potential: The Financial Upside 

Art is more than just a visual delight; it's a financial asset. The pieces I create are emotionally valuable and can be a sound financial investment. Over time, as my art gains more recognition, your work could appreciate in value. 

The Intangible Benefits 

Emotional Connection: More Than Just a Pretty Picture 

The art I create is deeply personal, not just to me but also to you. Whether it's a portrait of a loved one or a landscape of a place close to your heart, the emotional connection you'll have with the piece is something money can't buy. 

Creative Collaboration: Be Part of the Journey 

When you commission a piece from me, you're not just a client but a creative partner. I update you at every creative process stage, from initial sketches to the final brushstroke. Your input helps shape the artwork, making the last piece a collaborative masterpiece. 

Social Impact: Nourishing the Creative Ecosystem 

By commissioning art, you're doing more than just acquiring a beautiful piece; you're supporting an artist's livelihood. Your investment helps sustain the broader ecosystem of artists, galleries, and art suppliers, making you an integral part of the creative community. 

How to Commission Art: A Practical Guide 

Step 1: Check My Availability 

The first step in this exciting journey is to check my availability. I often have multiple projects in the pipeline, so the sooner you reach out, the better. 

Step 2: Initial Consultation 

Once we've confirmed availability, we'll schedule an initial consultation. This is our opportunity to discuss your vision in detail. I consider this step as storytelling through art, where your ideas and emotions become the narrative of the painting. 

Step 3: Reference Images and Permissions 

Quality reference materials can make or break a project. You'll need to provide a high-resolution image for the artwork and ensure you have the necessary permissions to use it. 

Step 4: Discuss Preferences and Requirements 

This is where we get into the nitty-gritty—size, medium, budget, and timeline. I'll provide various options, ensuring that the final piece meets your expectations without breaking the bank. 

Step 5: Pricing and Deposit 

I'll provide a final quote once we've ironed out the details. A deposit is required to kickstart the project, but rest assured, it's money well spent. 

Step 6: The Creative Process 

After receiving the deposit, I'll get to work. I'll keep you updated with regular progress reports, ensuring that you're involved every step of the way. 

Step 7: Copyright Considerations 

It's important to note that while you'll own the physical artwork, the copyright generally remains with me. This allows me to use the artwork for promotional purposes, helping to spread the word about my services. 


Commissioning art is a fulfilling journey that offers both tangible and intangible benefits. From the personalisation and quality to the emotional connection and potential financial gains, it's an enriching experience that I would love to share with you. If you're interested in taking this journey with me, please reach out and start the conversation.

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