A commission is a very special and personal purchase, and for this reason, it is, as well, a highly collaborative effort. As an artist, whether working with musicians and writers, melding their ideas with my own vision, such as on album covers or illustrations, or meeting with collectors to create distinctive works of art with personal meaning, commissions are always one of my most personally satisfying and enjoyable projects.
What types of commissions are available?
At this time, I am pleased to offer personalized commissions done in my signature “American-Noir”style, blending realism and expressionism. I work on canvas and specialize in Acrylics. As a primarily figurative artist, I do not offer abstract pieces.
What subject matters are available for commissions?
Because a commission is essentially your choice of subject matter, you can be as flexible or narrow as you like, either supplying me with photos and a specific composition or just a thought or mood you’d like your piece to evoke. As I am known for my filmic paintings, one of my most popular types of commissions is for lounges and home theatres. The combination of dramatic large scale images, featuring neon, whether of a favourite theatre, place or city landmark, beautifully lends itself to this environment. Perhaps you can envision yourself or someone special starring in a mysterious or suspenseful scene?
What do you charge for a commissioned painting?
Final prices are dependent upon size and complexity, but the following is a general guideline:
Small paintings of approximately 24 x 30 – $4500 to $5500.
Medium paintings of approximately 32 x 36 – $6000 to $7000.
Large paintings of approximately 38 x42 – $7500 to $8500.
Diptychs and murals are special orders, with prices to be determined at consultation.
What is the fee structure for my commission?
For commissions, I require a non-refundable deposit of $1500, by personal check or money order, after which I will work in collaboration with you either by phone, Internet or in person, if local to the Los Angeles area, to determine the concept and colours in your painting. After this consult, I will draft a sketch of your final painting, making minor revisions at no charge. Once you have signed off on the sketch, I require half payment up front, less the applied deposit, and will begin work on your painting. The balance will be due upon completion and prior to shipping. Unfortunately, due to demand and time constraints, I am not currently able to accept payment plans.
What is included with my commissioned painting?
Prices include stretching on heavy-duty museum-quality stretcher bars, a Certificate of Authenticity signed by me, and shipping to the west coast via FedEx or UPS with tracking. Shipping outside of the west coast or internationally will be quoted prior to commencement of any work. International collectors may find it cost effective to have the painting shipped as a rolled canvas, in which case a small price adjustment will be applied.
How long can I expect to wait to receive my finished painting?
Time frame varies depending upon availability and prior commitments, which will be discussed at the commencement of your project, but an average completion time ranges between 4 and 12 weeks once work has begun.