Painting a Private Commission

Painting a Private Commission

  Work in Progress in Margaret River

Work in Progress in Margaret River

  Detailing the dress

Detailing the dress


I am available for commissions.  This process is a wonderful opportunity for you to bring your own personal touch to my style of painting.  I am often working on commissioned gifts for family members and loved ones as well as client work.

I like to paint in a way that the painting comes alive as I put my brush to the canvas.  I like to work with some ideas to inspire me (i.e. you may wish specific text to be included or colours) and if its a portrait I surround myself with images of the person I'm focusing on.  

Contact me for my rates list.



I love when I'm given enough information to start a painting but not be overwhelmed by the detail so my work is fresh.  Generally I ask for indication of what your favourite artworks are of mine are so I can try to follow in the same style.  If it is a commissioned portrait I need 4-6 photos for reference.  I don't often do portrait sittings due to my rural location and limited time but may be able to arrange it.



I can work on paper or canvas and can work in any medium.  My personal preference are acrylic paint, ink, coloured pencils, watercolour, gouache.  I am also able to use charcoal, chalk pastels, oil pastels and many more.

The use of collage in an artwork is optional.  I tend to use it frequently in my personal paintings as a way of making a statement and adding an extra dimension of meaning into my pieces.  However it is not required.  I am able to use specific books, text, sheet music if you'd like that.



A commission is split up into stages.  

Stage One - Discussion.  Deposit of 50% is required.  Draft sketches provided.

Stage Two - One the draft sketches are approved and the final balance is paid then the final work commences.  

Stage Three - Completion.  If needed you can have 1-2 adjustments.

Stage Four - Painting is sealed, wrapped and then starts to make its way to its new home.



All custom works are sent via the mail with a tracking number and insurance.  Posting large artworks internationally with require further discussion due to their fragility (but there are many options).

Generally commissioned artworks take 3-8 weeks depending on how busy I am with clients.  Sometimes a painting happens so quickly I can be finished within days.



All commissioned artworks are for personal use only.  As the creating artist I own all the rights of the artwork (including reproduction). 


Please contact me directly to discuss commercial client orders and licensing arrangements.



Additional options are available for all commissions.  An example are the following

+ Digital image file (for reprinting) at 300dpi

+ Portrait Illustration 

+ Pet illustration

+ Landscape/object illustration

+ Additional people added into an illustration

+ Framing

+ Products (such as prints)

+ Invitations

+ Greeting Cards

  Portrait Illustration in progress

Portrait Illustration in progress