Step 1 - Pre-Consultation: We collaborate over a phone call or Zoom to see if our match would be a good fit. What memory do you want to remember? What is the location or subject of your commission? Is it for yourself or a gift? What do you like about my work that you would like to see in your piece?
Step 2 - Proposal: After a 50% deposit and signed contract, initial sketches are delivered. If needed, we then work together to design your ideal color combination and composition until a final sketch is achieved.
Step 3 - Work Begins: You can expect your original artwork to be finished between 4 weeks to 3 months. After completion, the final 50% is due and work will be delivered upon payment. Those living within 20 miles of Chicago will receive free delivery. Those living farther will cover the additional cost of shipping.
What do you mean by “collaborate”?
A pre-consultation offers the opportunity to imagine how your dreams and important memories and can be captured with my unique skills as a visual artist working across different mediums.
What is required to commission?
Before any brainstorming, planning, or sketching begins the following three things are required:
1. A pre-consultation (Zoom, in person, or over the phone)
2. A signed contract
3. A 50% deposit
Do you work from photographs?
Yes! Using 1-3 photos that highlight the essence of the subject (person or place) as reference guides, I will seamlessly incorporate that with other materials (papers, fabrics, objects, ceramics) to make it a unique mixed media piece that captures your specific story.
What is a typical price range for a commission?
At current writing, 2D work is offered in three sizes (12x12, 10x20, 24x24) and prices range from $1000 - $2000 based on complexity of the design. This price covers consultations, planning, materials, and time spent creating the final piece.
How long is the process?
Similar to pricing, the time it takes to create a commission varies based on the intricacy of the agreed-upon design. A typical duration could be anywhere from 4 weeks - 3 months.
What is your return and cancellation policy?
All sales are final. If you have paid your deposit and choose to not proceed with the artwork the deposit is not returned.
Thank you! I am excited to work on this very special piece of art for you.