Commissioning art

-The process of hiring an artist to create an artwork, based on the client’s request-

 


What I can do

I can paint animals, landscapes, cityscapes, still lives and interiors in oil paint or in watercolor. The painting will be based on photographs taken by you or me. 

Random ideas for art commissions:

  • a painting of your lush garden in spring, to enjoy during the gloomy winter months
  • a painting of the beautiful house / city you used to live in
  • a portrait of your cute dachshund / guinea pig / bird 
  • a still life of your most treasured possessions

If you have a particular style in mind I would be happy to take a look at it and see if I can get close to that style. If the style turns out to be too different from my own then I recommend approaching another artist.

 

Not for me

I don’t do people portrait commissions but am happy to refer you to painters who do so.

I don’t paint in abstract, surrealist or fantastical style on request simply because the result is too unpredictable. If you do like my more imaginative work, I highly recommend buying an already existing work. You can find available artworks here.



You have a great idea for a painting. Now what? 


Step 1 - Exploration

Describe the painting you have in mind. You can do so on this contact form. Please be as specific as you can be. Think about subject, materials (oil or watercolor) and size.  I will get back to you with more questions, an indication of the price and a time line prediction.


Step 2 - Commitment 

Once we have agreed on the details and the price of the commission I will ask for a 30% deposit. This deposit is non-refundable and exists to protect the artist and to involve the client.


Step 3 – Creation 

Now it is time for you to relax and let me do all the work :). I will keep you updated about the progress I am making and there will be an opportunity for revision.  


Step 4 – Results

There it is, the work I made on your request! To protect the work and present it in the best way possible you might consider having it framed at a frame shop.  Thank you so much for your commission, I hope it brings you years of joy!


Examples of past commissions

16 Dalkeith Road, Singapore

The commissioner had this watercolor made as a gift for her landlord, who lives on 16 Dalkeith Rd. 

 

'Gorgeous! Just stunning! What a great representation of the house. I love how you did the swimming pool and you even painted the lamp... Can you please make one of my own house as well'?'


Sylvia

The commissioner looked for a unique birthday gift for his loved one. He asked me to make an oil painting of one of their holiday pictures.

 

'Thank you again so much for the painting. I am very impressed by your painting skills and also by the speed by which you were able to finish it. I follow your work on Instagram and it always looks great... but of course this one is  special to me. Extraordinary to see myself painted and to get this as a gift from my lover.'

 



Prices

Prices may vary depending on the amount of detail and the difficulty of the subject. I am happy to discus other sizes. Prices are in Singaporean Dollars. Possible package and shipping costs are not included.


Watercolor on paper

30x40cm: S$400-500

40x50cm: S$500-600

 

Oil paint on canvas

30x40cm: S$ 600-700

40x50cm: S$700-800