The thumbnails illustrate my commissions, and the creative process.
I interview clients at home or my studio. We discuss their intentions
and goals for the piece. One of my existing paintings may serve
as a starting point. We then explore preferences: straightforward
and graphic or detailed and symbolic? Canvas, glass or found object?
I usually photograph family heirlooms, home furnishings, family
members and pets, and objects of special personal significance.
I often ask
for photographs, meaningful objects, or a favorite swatch of fabric.
If the work is mixed media, I ask for memorabilia to use in the piece.
Through this process, I develop my
creative inspiration for the piece. Before I start work, I give a
detailed description so
knows the elements, color palette, dimension and cost. I do not
sketches or show the work in progress.
Prices vary greatly, depending on the size, complexity
and the time involved in creating the artwork. The cost can range
from $500 to $10,000. I require a deposit and a schedule for remaining payments and sales tax.