Private Art Commission

I have worked on numerous private art commissions and find these projects a delight!  You won't find a more personal experience anywhere else.  Through the process described below, we merge your meaningful inspiration with my creative skills to result in a piece of original artwork that will last a lifetime.  You'll find the first few steps require more of your involvement.  By the time sketching and painting begins, you are able to relax and look forward to the completed piece being delivered.

Have you got a certain landscape in mind?  Are you considering a location that is close to your heart?

If you are located nearby, say a couple of hours or less, we can schedule a photo shoot and discuss details together.  If there's quite a distance between us, you can start collecting photographs as a part of our planning process.  *I must have permission to use photographs from the person who took them.  This is an important detail.  I have some resources for art reference photos available to artists, some for a nominal fee and some free of charge.



My Art Commission Process:

1.  Let's chat!

We'll talk together to help me understand more about the location and its sentimental connection.  


2.  Here's my quick watercolor sketch!

Once I've got photographs to work from, I'll create a loose thumbnail watercolor image of my vision for the artwork.  This is a proposal for the direction I'd like to take with the project.  This will give you an idea of the composition, the color scheme, the light and shadows.  You look over my proposed art quick sketch and give me your feedback, suggestions, and questions.


3.  Let's get a contract and a deposit on the deal!

If you are satisfied with the thumbnail sketch and would like to proceed with the art commission, I will write a contract with all the specifics for this project.  A non-refundable deposit of 50% is due before I can begin the first stages of the artwork.  The deposit is an investment in my time, labor, and art materials.  It's a firm commitment that gives me confidence to begin the creative process!


4.  Watch the creativity happen!

Once the contract has been signed and the deposit is received, I begin the work and the collector/buyer can look forward to weekly updates by digital online album and email.  I use the finest artist grade watercolor pigments and 300 lb. Arches cold-press watercolor paper.


5.  Complete the payment and the artwork is delivered!

The final payment is due once the artwork is completed.  The artwork cannot be delivered until final payment is received.  The artwork will be delivered to shipping carrier within 5 business days after the payment is completed.  The artwork is unmatted and unframed.  The thumbnail watercolor sketch is also included with the art commission for the buyer/collector's remembrance of the process.


I must include here that the time frame from our first chat to final delivery requires 6-8 weeks for a smooth and enjoyable process.  I may be able to work out a shorter time frame but it all depends on other commitments on my calendar.


There are more details included with the custom art commission contract but this covers the basics.


If you have interest in an art commission and have questions, please contact me by email at


Sizes and prices:*

Sizes listed are the unmatted artwork dimensions.

8" x 10"........$375.00

9" x 12"........$475.00

10" x 13"......$600.00

11" x 14"......$700.00

12" x 16"......$800.00

16" x 20"......$1200.00

19" x 25"......$1500.00

22" x 30"......$1800.00


*Shipping and insuring costs are additional and are the responsibility of the buyer.


Special Orders

Maybe you would like to join me in forming a partnership for the vision towards original pieces of work...

artwork which suits your favorite subjects and spaces.

Another kind of adventure and we will explore all the possibilities.