Thank you so much for your interest in a personal commissioned painting! Once I receive your commission request, I'll get in touch with you ASAP to discuss your painting. I can't wait to work with you!
how it works
STEP 1 : Send me your info & pictures
Please send me 2-4 of your own reference photos to paint from: 1 of your landscape or portrait and if possible, 2 or more detail shots of surrounding flowers/plants that you'd like highlighted in the foreground of the landscape or integrated into your portrait. Working from several photos gives me a better sense of landscape environments without actually visiting!
Fill out this FORM to send me photos and details about your painting!
STEP 2: Payment
I work with everyone on an individual basis for pricing my commission paintings. As an artist, my love and joy is the actual painting process itself. I am already honored that you would give my painting a permanent home and cherish it forever! Therefore, I will work with you and your budget. Once I receive your proposal, we will discuss sizes, timelines, and budget!
You will be able to pay me online via PayPal, credit card, check, or straight up CASH baby!
STEP 3: The fun part...Painting!
Timeline: Once we figure out our plans for your painting, please expect 2-3 weeks* to complete your painting, not including shipping times. I will post updates from my studio online unless you specifically request to not have your painting posted on social media* (if it’s a gift for example).
Method: I work out of my home studio (with an infant!) and in an effort to keep as many harsh toxic chemicals at bay, all paintings are done in acrylic paint on canvas or wood (archival and UV protected). Paintings will be signed on the front, titled on the back. Cradled wood panels will be ready to hang and canvases will be ready to be framed by your local framer.
STEP 4: Your Finished Painting
I'll send images of the painting as soon as it's complete and if applicable, I'll send your final payment invoice. Then, I’ll ship your original painting in secure packaging with tracking and insurance. Please note that canvas paintings above 48" will be taken off the stretcher bars and rolled securely in a tube as a way to reduce shipping costs and travel safely in the mail. Please inform me immediately if there has been any damage to your painting during shipping and I will remedy the situation ASAP! If you are local to Portland, we can arrange a pick up or delivery :o)
Do you take rush orders? If you need your painting by a certain date for a special occasion, please let me know and I will see if my schedule permits.
Do you paint custom sizes? Yes! Please let me know what size painting you'd ideally like if I don't have it listed. If you would like a different size (including square) that is larger than that, please let me know and I can figure out the price for you. I'm also open to painting on unique surfaces like large wood slices, round wood panels, murals, etc. Please note that any sizes larger than 48” will be shipped rolled in a tube with the stretcher bars (much safer!).
Can I make edits to my painting? As a creative professional, I reserve the right to decide when my paintings are complete. If you would like additional work on the painting, and I agree to continue painting, you will be charged an additional painting fee.
Can I add plants or flowers in the foreground of my landscape that aren’t really there in real life? Yes! ....within reason. If you have specific plants that you’d like to highlight in the foreground, it is possible for me to paint them in while still making the painting look cohesive. I will only “paint in” plants that actually grow in your landscape’s type of environment & season. If you do not have specific reference photos for this type of addition, I will source photos that I feel fit the color and design. Please contact me to discuss this further if this applies to you.
If you have more questions, please let me know. I'm here to help!