Portrait Commissions







 


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





1


Book a complimentary call



2


Make your booking official



3


Approve your sketches



4


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.











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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. 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
    1. 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.
    1. 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. 
    1. 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. 

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. What materials do you use?

    • I offer custom paintings in watercolor on paper and acrylic on stretched canvas.

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. 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.



    1. How long does it take to complete a commission?

    • It takes roughly 4 weeks from start to finish.
    1. What if I live in a different country?

    • I provide international shipping options.

    1. Will it come with a frame?

    • I don't offer framing options at this time, due to restrictions to international shipping.

    1. How long will it take you to ship it?

    • Once your painting is finished and it's all dried, I'll send you a confirmation email and ship it in 1 - 3 business days.
    1. How much does it cost to ship it?

    • There's a flat shipping rate of €20 for this offer. 
    1. How is my artwork going to be shipped?

    • All artwork is wrapped in paper, padded extremely well, and sent in a well-fitting sturdy cardboard box. 
    • Most artwork will ship via AnPost Ireland and most packages arrive within 1-2 days (domestic) from time of shipping (includes tracking & insurance). International shipments will be sent via AnPost Ireland or other carrier. International buyers, please note that shipping charges may vary from the amount you pay at checkout. Please email me with questions or to get an estimate. 
    1. Average Delivery Times

    • Please note that these are estimates. Actual delivery time time varies depending on each country postal system.
    • Ireland: Next Working Day (Allow 3-5 Working Days to Northern Ireland)
    • Great Britain: 3 - 5 Working Days
    • Europe: 3 - 5 Working Days
    • North and Central America: 6 - 9 Working Days
    • South America: 8 - 11 Working Days
    • Asia: 4 - 7 Working Days
    • Australia and New Zealand: 6 - 9 Working Days
    1. Tracking & Delivery

    • All orders will be shipped with the Irish Registered Post (AnPost).
    • Once your order has shipped, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information so you can prepare for its arrival.
    • You can also enter the tracking number provided in your shipping confirmation email here.
    • If multiple works have been purchased in one order they will be packaged individually.
    • When viewing the tracking for purchases of more than one artwork the information will read as 1 of 2, 2 of 2 etc. and all works purchased will be trackable under one tracking number.
    • Shipping times and shipping rates may depend on the location of the shipment address and the size of the item(s) being shipped.
    1. Customs Charges

    • If you are purchasing from outside Ireland there may be customs fees. The carrier will contact you directly about any additional customs fees. All applicable customs fees are paid by the customer upon delivery.
    1. Can I return the painting if I don't like it?

      • Every order, commission, and sale is handled with extreme care and as much clarity and transparency as possible. My goal is for you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. For that reason, all sales are final except in certain situations. Please take the time to read descriptions carefully and to check colors on multiple screens if you are concerned about minor share variations.  I try my best to represent the colors and tones in my work completely honestly and clearly.







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