Commissioning art

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


Photograph by Robert Burke Raby @rbr75

What I can do

I can paint animals, landscapes, portraits, 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 / parakeet
  • a still life with your most treasured possessions

Not for me

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 works here.

 

Prices

Prices are in Singaporean Dollars. I'm happy to discuss other sizes. Package and shipping costs are not yet included. If you live in Singapore you can come pick up the work in my studio at Holland Hill. 

 

Landscapes, still life and pet portraits:

  • Watercolor on A4 size paper, S$200
  • Oil paint on 30 x 40 cm canvas, S$500 
  • Oil paint on 40 x 50 cm canvas, S$600

People portraits:

  • Watercolor on A4 size paper: 1 person S$250 / plus S$50 for every other person
  • Oil paint on 30 x 40 cm canvas, 1 person, S$600 
  • Oil paint on 40 x 50 cm canvas:  1 person, S$700 / 2 persons, S$800 


Examples of past commissions

 

Birthday gift for grandma

Watercolor on paper, A4 size

 

The commissioner had this watercolor made as a gift for her grandmother in India. I loved working on this commission because the grandma and granddaughter both look so genuinly happy.

 

Feedback from the granddaughter:

'Wow this is amazing'


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'?'


16A Dalkeith Road, Singapore

The commissioner had this watercolor made as a gift for herself. She was planning on moving to another country and loved to have a memento of the house she happily lived in for years.

 

'I love it! There's such a flow in your watercolor paintings, like it took you no effort to get this beautiful result. Very happy with it!'


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.'



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 50% 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 in case of an oil painting there will be an opportunity for revision.  


Step 4 – Results

There it is, the work I made on your request! To present and protect works on paper you might consider having them framed.  Thank you so much for your commission, I hope it brings you years of joy!



Contact me here to tell me about your idea!