Art isn't just mere decoration.
It's a statement.
Whether you're having friends over for dinner, showing your in laws your new house or hosting a special event, one thing is for sure:
The secret of feeling that you've got it together?
Is to have a reminder, a statement that is a true representation of who you are.
Sure, you’ve managed to get your furniture neatly organized. You’ve got some plants in the corner and maybe even a welcome mat at your door. But there’s just one little problem:
Home decor alone isn’t reflective of your success.
Success you’ve worked so hard to attain. Success that doesn’t just define your career. But who you are.
And while that poster you bought at Ikea is not a crime, it represents the you-in-training.
Not the one who has arrived.
So why not try something different? Something unique? Something exclusive? Something that is completely you.
Why not commission your own portrait?
You can own a one of a kind, tailored to your needs piece of art that is not only stunning, but
is a true reflection of who you are.
I would love to collaborate with you to create a custom portrait that you are proud of.
Everyone deserves to feel beautiful and I see great strength where others see vulnerability. The little quirks you see when you let your guard down? Those are the things that make you unique and special. And when you stand tall and own those quirks?
You exude courage and strength.
And that is the essence of what your portrait should convey. It is a statement of what you stand for and a reminder of who you really are.
Owning a custom piece of art can help you...
... show your family (even your in laws) and friends that you've got good taste
... show that you've got it together
... show that you're doing well
... see the results of your hard work - beyond a paycheck
... feel proud of the person you have become
I can help you get something that you will treasure for a lifetime and will be a constant reminder of strength and courage.
HOW IT WORKS
Book a complimentary call
Make your booking official
Approve your sketches
Receive your painting
Here's what the process looks like:
A 20-minute complimentary phone consult (or skype session)- so we can determine if this is a good idea
One hour kick off meeting - where we can talk and I take notes to make sure I completely understand who you are as a person before I get to work. I don't want to paint just any portrait. I want to paint your custom portrait and that requires knowing who you are.
A separate photography section - to make sure I capture different glimpses of your personality and can bring it all together for your painting.
The full aesthetics plan - where you can look at sketches and studies for your portrait painting and talk about the process. Because this isn't supposed to be a hassle. It's supposed to be a pleasurable experience for you.
Pictures of the entire process - so you can get a sneak peek at the behind the scenes and be fully aware of what's going on with your artwork.
I had seen some of Flavia's work at the K-Fest Festival, her blog and social media (Facebook and Instagram) and I was not really worried about the outcome....actually I was really excited about it. I loved my painting!!!
Especially the cat (Banker Cat🐱)!!! Just kidding!!! I loved that the picture looked like me!!! I've had some people do my drawing in NY and I didn't recognized myself on the drawing!!! I would say that Flavia is a great artist and recommend to check her Facebook and Instagram pages. I love the details of her work and specially how she captures people's body expressions. There are 2 of her paintings that stood out for me: a senior couple holding hands walking on the beach and the one that she painted herself that I have now!!
- JESSICA, NEW YORK - USA
I had already seen some of Flavia’s works and really liked them. Having a painting of myself was something I had been considering for a while and so I decided to commission a portrait.
I had some doubts and worries about the process and how the final product would be, but in the end it was a nice surprise. I enjoyed the colours and the details of the portrait and I’m really thinking about commissioning another one. It’s different to have a painting at home, instead of only having photos. A painting has a life of its own, it has a filter of the artist’s eyes, the work of her hands. Undoubtedly, I recommend Flavia to my friends and anyone who is interested in having a unique piece of art made exclusively for them.
- MARLUCE, BELO HORIZONTE/MG - BRAZIL
When I commissioned my painting, I didn’t have any fear or worries about what my portrait would be like…
I’d seen some of Flavia’s before and I was sure she’d do a delightful work! She´s talented! In fact I was really anxious to see the result! I had never had a photo turned into a portrait before! When I first saw my painting I was impressed by the way she captured my expressions and put them on paper so clearly, so real!!! I loved it! My favourite part of the painting was undoubtedly my smile!! It was really me…and looking at the portrait, specially my smile, I was transported to the past, to the moment the photo was taken! What an experience!
- NARA, BUENOS AIRES - ARGENTINA
I wasn't concerned or worried about anything.
I was curious to see what Flavia Bernardes would do. And because she's a talented artist, I trusted her. I loved my painting! I liked not only the skillfully painted portrait but also the concept of the painting.
- ANA, BELO HORIZONTE/MG - BRAZIL
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What's the investment?
- Costs vary and are dependant on the type of commission, size and medium used. Below is a rough guide to my prices for acrylics and watercolor paintings. These prices exclude travel, framing and other extras and are to be taken as a guideline only. For a no-strings-attached individual quote please contact me.
- Watercolor painting:
- Pricing begins at €300 for an 8" x 10" but actual pricing will depend on the complexity of the subjects involved
- Acrylic on Stretched Canvas:
- Pricing begins at €700 for a 12" x 12" but actual pricing will depend on the complexity of the subjects involved
Can I pay in my own currency?
- My prices are in euros, but you'll be charged in your own currency once you finish payment. Your credit card or PayPal statement will show your purchase in your own currency.
How are payments processed?
- Payments are securely processed via Shopify Payments or Paypal. You can choose to pay with your credit card or your Paypal account.
Can I pay in installments?
I don't offer payment plans at this time, but you can find more affordable alternatives amongst the original artworks and prints on my shop. Once you decide to move forward with your commission, a contract will be drawn and a 50% non-refundable fee is required before starting your painting.
Do you offer discounts?
I don't offer discounts, out of respect to my collectors who paid full price. But I do offer other options at different price points. Please check my original artworks and prints.
What size will my painting be?
I work with different sizes of canvas and paper and do my best to accommodate every commission. Contact me for a quote.
What materials do you use?
I offer custom paintings in watercolor on paper and acrylic on stretched canvas.
What if I hate the sketches you come up with?
Once you commission a painting, you are required to sign a contract and a 50% non-refundable deposit is due to make your booking official. When your start date arrives, I will send a pencil sketch shortly and you have 48 hours to respond to the pencil sketch with up to 2 edits or an approval for the next step. Please notice that additional edits are €50 each.
Will I get to express my opinion?
Your input is appreciated, but you also need to trust the artist and the process. Please make sure to check my other paintings to see if they match your style and taste, before commissioning a painting.
Will this cost extra money?
While it doesn't cost extra money to express your opinion, please notice that you can have up to 2 edits once you receive the pencil sketch. Additional edits are €50 each.
like what you see?
LET'S WORK TOGETHER
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