THE COMMISSION PROCESS
A commission is a customized work of art created by an artist especially for you. Christina has created many paintings, drawings, mixed media works, and ceramic pieces to fit clients' needs. Please consider the information below and contact Christina with any questions.
Timeline and Process:
To request a commission, please contact Christina with a brief explanation of your ideas and desired outcome. Turnaround time for a commission is generally 6-12 weeks, but is also dependent on existing demand and already started commissions. If you have a time-sensitive deadline that is inside of this window, please inform Christina and she will try her best to complete your piece within your time frame.
To begin, please send Christina several reference photographs. These images should be as large and as clear as possible. (300 pixels/inch works best, but cell phone images are fine, too!). Indicate if you would like alterations or edits made to a specific photograph, or would like multiple photos combined together. Christina will send you a digital "proof" outlining the composition and visual elements of the final piece. She will work with you until you are satisfied with the layout and "look" of the proof.
Once Christina is finished with the piece, she will email you a photograph and ask you if you would like anything edited, altered, or changed. When you are happy with the finished work of art, she will either meet you to drop off the artwork, or will ship to it you. (Shipping charges apply to mailed pieces to cover postage, packaging materials, and insurance.)
Christina determines cost based on size, materials, and complexity and will send you a quote before beginning the painting process. If a package needs to be shipped, Christina will send you the invoice for shipping/handling, which will be included in your second payment.
Please contact Christina by using the email box below, or send her a message at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a price list.
A down payment totaling 25% of the total commission cost is due upon accepting the initial digital proof, via check or digital invoice. The remaining balance will be collected when you approve and receive the finished artwork.