What the Commission Process looks like.


Availability Consideration

To help guide you through my commission process, here you will find everything you need to know. Commissions are subject to my current availability so it's best to contact me as early as possible. If you have an inspiring place, furry friend or subject, I’m happy to take a look! I enjoy talking about what makes a great painting and what the subject means to a client.

Composition Design: Storytelling Through Art

The first step in my commissioning process involves a detailed consultation with you, the client. This allows me to understand the subject matter in-depth, helping to inform my composition and design. Each painting is a narrative; your input is invaluable in creating that story.

Reference Image & Photographer's Permission

Quality reference materials are crucial for a successful painting. Clients are expected to provide a high-resolution image for me to use as a basis for the artwork. The idea's viability is critical; poor lighting or a grainy photo will not translate well into a painting. Before work begins, I also require confirmation that the photographer and the subject captured in the picture have permitted the image to be used.

Photographic Services

For local clients needing a suitable photo, I offer a $50/hr photographic service to ensure the reference image is up to standard.

Client's Preferences and Requirements

When you approach me for a commission, be prepared to provide details about the artwork's dimensions, your budget, and your preferred painting medium—whether it's acrylics, oils, or watercolors. Please specify your desired completion date and whether the painting is intended as a gift.

Pricing Variables

The commission's final cost will depend on various factors: the size of the piece, the complexity of the subject matter, and the time frame for completion. My calendar can get booked up quickly, so pricing may vary depending on my availability. Custom cradle canvases will be a cost separate from the cost of a painting. I am happy to put a shipping quote together for you and this cost will also be separate from the commission price.

The Creative Process & Client Involvement

Once I've gathered all the necessary information and have a clear understanding of your vision, you'll be asked to make a 50% deposit. Upon receipt of the deposit, creative control is then transferred to me. You'll be included in the initial composition stage, starting with a preliminary sketch and I will send you progress photos until it is completed.

Progress Updates

Throughout the creation process, I'll text you progress photos to update you on how the artwork is going.

Copyright Ownership

The final artwork's copyright is retained solely by me, the artist. This means I reserve the right to use the artwork for promotional purposes, portfolio inclusion, and similar activities.


Thanks for your interest and feel free to send me any questions you have.