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Do you have a new home or space? Have you recently renovated or need to add personality to your interior? Perhaps you found an artist whose work you love, but the artwork you see is not exactly the size or color scheme you need. The good news is that you have options. If you have some time for custom work to be created, commissions are usually possible, and the cost can be negotiated to work with your budget.
What is the process? You've heard the saying, "It never hurts to ask"? Well, its true. A short call or email starts the process. Mention your interest and we will be glad to start the conversation; all inquiries are welcome. We will get the basics and facilitate the initial conversation with your artist. You can work directly with them from there, and we can provide assistance along the way. We will ask you what work you like, gather information about the intended location of the new work, discuss desired medium, general size, color, theme or imagery and a rough budget, From there, your artist can provide information about expected time frames, costs, and their creative process. You may want to discuss preliminary sketches or examples of past work with your artist, in order to get a comfortable idea about the possibilities for your commissions. Those not comfortable with the commission process sometimes involve their interior design professionals too. Every artist will have their own method of art development. They are creative individuals, which is what makes their work special.
Why commission work? You will personally take part in the creative process and possess an original work that you can live with and love. You will also become a part of your artist's legacy and support the arts directly.
The photo above illustrates elements of a painting commission executed by Anita Loomis for a private client's renovated residence in the Boston area. The client was inspired by a painting of Anita's seen on exhibit. Through emails and a phone call, the client expressed what they liked about the original painting, the color scheme, dimensions, and elements that would make the new work special. The client's interior designer provided some input also. Preliminary sketches were developed along with a written agreement for the negotiated price. The project developed from there, and the work was delivered in approximately 12 weeks to a happy client's beautiful home.