How do custom commissions work?
I love creating custom pieces! I am available to do commissioned paintings similar to ones you see on the site depending on my schedule and complexity. Serious inquiries can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be patient when emailing. I will email you back as soon as possible. Custom commissions generally take 6-12 weeks to complete, but certain exceptions may be possible. For custom animal portraits, please send at least 5-6 clear photos for me to work from.
Do you sell Wholesale?
Yes, I do. Please contact email@example.com to request a line sheet and/or wholesale pricing details.
Do you rent art for filming or staging?
Yes, I do. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to see a list of available pieces for rent and pricing structure.
What do you recommend for framing options?
All of my smaller prints (5x7, 8x10, 11x14 & 18x24) are intentionally created in a standard size format. This is to save you money on custom framing. For all of these sizes, I highly recommend Aaron Brothers, Ikea or Michaels for their standard frames. I typically suggest a simple frame- either white, natural, black, grey or gold with either no matting, or classic white matting.
For larger sizes, custom framing may be necessary. If your budget allows, there are literally thousands of options... and the world is your oyster. My favorite framing technique for watercolor paper is to float the piece within the frame to show off the deckled edge and texture of the paper. I work with an excellent custom framer, and he can typically do this technique for around $250 for smaller pieces up to $400 for the larger pieces)
Most of my canvas pieces already come framed in a solid wood floater frame. This serves two purposes- to both protect the canvas, and also to finish the look of the piece and give it more of a polished look. Any of the pieces I sell may also be sold without the frame as well if you prefer the look of unframed or want to add your own custom frame.
Can you do large commercial projects?
Yes! I recently got the privilege to create 180 pieces for a boutique hotel called The Landsby. I loved working with a team of designers to help their vision come to life, and really look forward to taking on more projects such as this. I am flexible, hard-working and will ensure that the project will get completed within budget and deadline restrictions. If you are interested in collaborating on any large-scale projects, please let me know!
Watercolor on canvas? Really!?
Yes... it sounds strange, I know. I accidentally discovered this technique by accident when I ran out of watercolor paper in my studio one day, and resorted to applying watercolor to a gessoed canvas. I loved the looseness of the shapes and was excited to see how the paint took on a mind of its own once it hit the fabric. I started experimenting with this technique more and it has slowly evolved into what it is today. To protect the colors in the paint, I treat all canvases with a matte UV protective spray upon completion.