The Commission Process:-
There's a TV programme in the U.K. where family heirlooms are brought back to life. These renovations have deep meaning for the owner. A commissioned painting takes on a similar role. Paintings, can be a pictorial record, of a time in life with special significance.
The process is simple:-
I will need a CLEAR, photograph(s) or better still, access to be able to take my own (plus sketches if possible) in situ. If you use another person's photograph, you must get permission to use it as reference for a painting.
Things to consider:-
1. What sort of background you'd like (a plain colour or a scene)
2. Will the background complement where the artwork will hang?
3. What size and shape you'd like (square canvas or rectangle (portrait or landscape)).
Once we have these basics established, I will prepare an underpainting. I will email the painting will to you to double check you are happy with the initial layout. You have the option to alter this once before colour will be added. Then, during the painting process, I will share (by email) progress of the work.
As I work with oil paints, the artwork will need time to dry. Please bear in mind if I'm working on other commissions, there may be a wait (approx 2-6 weeks). Please book early for special occasions such as Christmas. This can be discussed at time of booking.
Price will be dependent on the size of artwork.
Unframed artworks are wrapped in acid free tissue paper. Then sealed in a waterproof sleeve and backed with backing board. All will be wrapped and posted in a rigid cardboard box.
Orders size A2 and larger will be wrapped and rolled in a mailing tube. Framed Canvas Artworks come bubble wrapped in a custom made cardboard box.
If you are not totally satisfied with your purchase you are welcome to a refund or exchange. Once I receive your return (excluding commissions) AND it arrives back to me in a resalable condition your refund will be sent.
Additional postage charges will apply. If you receive a damaged parcel please take photos, keep the parcel and contact me within 48 hours of receiving your delivery. Any time after this will not be considered.
Once I receive photos of the damage, we will work together to solve the issue. If your parcel is returned as ‘Return to Sender’, I do not cover the costs for redelivery.
Please ensure your address is correct when ordering. Please note, due to colours varying slightly from PC’s, Mac’s and Phones, the colours in your prints and paintings may vary slightly to what you see on your screen.
At the time a commission order is placed, a non-refundable 50% deposit is to be made. Work will not commence until the deposit has been paid. If you decide to cancel once the commission has started, the 50% deposit will not be refunded. This is to cover costs of my time creating the artwork and materials used.
The commission price will not be renegotiated at any point after work on the piece has commenced. As the artist, I reserve the copyrights to all commissioned pieces and may use photos of the completed artworks to promote my business. If you have any questions regarding this, please don't hesitate to contact me and we can work through any concerns together.
I hope that answers all questions you're likely to have but if not, please feel free to drop me a direct message.
Very best wishes,