I make a diverse range of art pieces, from paintings on glass to canvas. I enjoy working with you to create the art for your life. Here is a general idea of what to expect for starting a project and payments.
For more involved projects, we will need to discuss your vision and scale. After we discuss what you're dreaming up, I will provide a price quote for your painting. Payments are made through PayPal invoices. I require a partial payment of 1/3 of the total price to start your project. I will send over a sketch image within 5-14 days of your initial payment. From there we will discuss any modifications that you would like to see made. The second payment is due when you like the second draft of the painting. The final payment is due when you are fully satisfied with the images of your art piece and ready for it to come home.
Delivery or installation are not included in the quote unless requested. Please provide your city in your message when requesting a quote for shipping.
For international orders or shipping long distances, I suggest painting your piece on canvas. Sometimes there are shipping limitations of large scape paintings internationally. Glass and birch wood canvases are crated, and shipped insured via UPS. Canvas painting are rolled up & mailed in a mailer tube. Often, I will send the artwork to your chosen local frame shop to be stretched for you. Rolling the painting saves on shipping.
First I want to know what size you are looking for & your ideal budget?
Custom sizes are available.
Glass, Steel, lucite, Birch wood or cotton canvas?
Think about where and how you want to present your new artwork. There are several materials that these paintings are created on. Glass paintings are resin layered and have a high-gloss finish. They typically come with a steel frame and ready to hang, but smaller sizes have an option to be 'floated' off the wall.
LeAnn messaged me wanting to jump right in with having three paintings completed for her home. She thought about what size painting she wanted for certain spots, and wanted a large luminous resin layered painting that had elements of several paintings I have completed in the past, "Children of Light" & "She went Swimming", and "Silent Swimmer".
The second painting was adapted from "Source" and the shimmering shoals I paint on glass and Lucite.
The third painting headed to the themes of the sky and certain birds that remind LeAnn of home. She wanted to incorporate subtle radiant light into the background.
In the end, LeAnn came to the studio having just finished her defense of her thesis at Smith to pick up her painting here in Florence, MA.
Yi Measured the size of the space for me and came to me with a size idea and budget she had in mind. I sent over some sketches for possible variations of paintings to fit over the space. She really wanted to go for something large and lovely at 40" x 96" on clear acrylic.
For her piece, I got all the required hanging materials and provided a guide for hanging. She had a professional install this piece because it is quite heavy. The weight is distributed over 10 points on the wall with heavy wall anchors so that there is no wear & tear to her home.
Rose wanted her special wedding party on this beautiful beach immortalized in painted. We figured out a specific size and she sent over images and her initial deposit through PayPal. I sent over a sketch of the basic structure of the painting, and she made some suggestions. I listened to her suggestions then got to work. She then paid her second installment through an electronic invoice I sent over when we agreed we were on the same page.
In the Example of Rose's painting, she sent me several wedding group portraits and I composed a single painting from the images she sent for her first sketch. She confirmed it was what she wanted more clouds. Rose's painting measures 40" x 60" and was shipped on rolled canvas to a frame shop she specified for me. I got in touch with them to confirm the delivery and sent her painting in a mailing tube for them to frame.
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Suzanne reached out to me to help make a large painting for her home that recreated the sweet memory of an awakening she had as a young woman swimming alone in the clear blue waters of Lake Tahoe. We collaborated, me swapping sketch images to try and match her story of her vision until we came to the appropriate representation of her younger self feeling the freedom of her body in jeweled blues and ecstatic color. When her painting was complete several months later, I rolled up the canvas and sent it to a wonderful frame shop in Eagle, Idaho to have to stretched for its' new home.
It's possible for people to dream up big painting projects on canvas. Shipping canvas to a local frame shop is a far less expensive and safer option than shipping a large painting in a crate.