Thanks for your interest in a commissioned piece.
Commission applications are currently closed in order to complete current Projects in progress.Please check back again in October. Thank you!
So You've Decided You Want A Painting that is unique to you. Awesome! Here's how it works...
1. Size Matters!
Commission prices are based largely on the size of the painting and how complex it is. The more complex, the longer it takes and the price is adjusted to include that.
What you need to do: If you have a known location you'd like to hang your piece, measure the space within that area. Make sure you leave enough room for a frame if you'd like one.
2. Refer to my previous works
If you already have a theme or focus in mind, let me know! Although I'm not a mind reader, I'll do my best to bring your ideas to life through my unique style and vision.
If you don't have anything in mind and you're happy to just let me go for it, then that's fantastic too.
While you're looking through my previous works, decide on a colour palette used in an existing piece.
What you need to do: Decide on what you'd like included in your painting. Decide on a colour palette and reference the painting(s) you like the colours in.
What happens next?
I'll come up with a basic sketch to show the content of your painting. At this time I'll be able to give you a more accurate and detailed quote. Prices will vary if I have your permission to create a limited edition print series from your painting.
I'll also be able to let you know the timeline you can expect it to be completed.
Heads up! I'm NOT a fast painter, but good things come to those who wait!
Once the sketch is finalised and the cost is agreed on, I require a 50% down payment to begin.
Once I have started your painting you will just have to trust me with it. Previous experience has told me that if I send updates along the way I can lose the flow of the piece because I'm second guessing what you may or may not want, which often shows up in the work and I don't want to give you anything less than a spectacular painting!
Once the painting is complete, we can talk framing options (at an additional cost).
Easy peasey lemon squeezie!
Local Pet Portrait Artists
If you're looking for a beautiful artwork to encapsulate your furry friend (or fiend!), then I am sorry to say, I am not the artist for you. I have many reasons for not wanting to take on these commissions, but the primary one is that I'd like to pursue ideas from my own inspiration and imagination.
However, don't despair! Luckily, there are many talented artists in the area who specialize in this art form and I have curated a list of them below. There is no order of preference, please contact individual artists directly for prices and availability.
Mariah creates custom portraits using a variety of mediums; such as watercolour, gouache, acrylic and oil paints. She is located in Cranbrook, BC.
Lori Joe offers custom dog portraits and works with bright colours using acrylic paint, she is located in Kimberley, BC.
Alannah creates custom pet portraits using traditional & digital mediums. Digital mediums can be printed on clothing or made into decals.
Grace Cleland works mainly in realistic commissioned animal portraits with coloured pencil. She was born and raised in Cranbrook, BC, and has been doing commissions since 2021. Grace specializes in high detail on her animals, and is so grateful to provide a meaningful service for her clients. You can check out more of her art on her facebook and instagram: @grace.cleland.artist
Darlene offers custom pet portraits using acrylic paints. She is located in Cranbrook, BC.
Sandy specializes in realistic graphite and coloured pencil drawings, she is located in Cranbrook, BC.
Dean creates custom digital pet portraits, which can then be printed however the client wishes. He is located in Cranbrook, BC.