I would like to thank you for thinking of me for your artwork commission. I truly am honored. I hope that you have explored my website and have seen my social media pages so that you are very familiar with me and my work.
1. Contact me and tell me who you are, what your idea is, how I can contact you, etc.
2. If you have photos that you want me to work from, please send them to me so that I can get a better idea of what you have in mind. The photos must be very large files and very clear. It is very difficult, and maybe impossible, to work from a blurry, dark or washed out photo. Also, if the photo is too small, I cannot get the detail that I may need. All photos must be digital, either taken with a digital camera or scanned. If you are scanning, please scan at 300 dpi and make it a jpeg file. Your photos will remain your private property. After the commission has been successfully concluded, I will delete all photos that you lend to me for the work and destroy all copies that I have printed to aid me in the work.
3. After discussing the commission with you, through email, and coming to a definite conclusion, I will submit a written quote to you, by email, within three days. The quote will also serve as a contract. Please read it carefully. If you would like to discuss it or change something, please contact me. The quote will include labor, art supplies, and shipping costs/supplies. It will also include the target dates for finishing, approval by you, and shipping. Once we agree on the contract, and you agree with the quoted price, please print it, sign it, and return it to me by snail-mail.
4. Once you have agreed to the quote/contract and returned it to me, you must immediately pay the 50% non-refundable deposit. I will provide a link to my website shopping cart, where you can enter your credit card and Stripe will take care of the transaction. You will receive a receipt by email.
5. When I am finished with the project, I will submit to you two (or more) watermarked digital photos for your approval. If you approve, you must immediately pay the remainder of the fee through a link to my website shopping cart, which I will provide for you. You will receive a receipt by email.
6. I will ship the artwork to you with tracking and insurance. The packaging will depend on the artwork. The easiest way is to roll it and put it in a tube. If it is a small work, it may fit in a padded envelope. Stretched canvas and boards are the most expensive to ship, because they take a lot of packaging to insure that they are not damaged during transit. I will do everything in my power to get your artwork to you undamaged. I do not mat or frame the artwork. I do recommend that you get it professionally done.
7. The artwork that I create is under my copyright. You cannot make copies in any form for any reason without my permission. You can, however, order prints from me. I will have a digital copy that I can use to make prints, enter into shows, etc. I will not use your name or info when I use this particular artwork.
8. Art is something that enhances life for generations to come. It becomes a part of the family, so to speak. I would love it if you would, after it has been framed and hung in its place, take a snapshot of it with its owner and send it to me. Or, if you don’t want to be in the photo, just a snapshot of the artwork in its home would be nice.
Thank you, again, for honoring me with your business.