Over the years, I continue to increase and perfect my skills as an artist with each piece I create for my clients or collectors. My goal is always to have fun and deliver an amazing piece of fine artwork.
The process to commission an art piece should be informative, simple, comfortable, enjoyable, collaborative, and sets expectations. The end goal is always to exceed each of my clients or collectors expectations. Below are a few examples of my clients testimonials about my work and the process.
“John has an amazing way of making you feel comfortable and wanting to learn more about us, our family, and what might make us nervous about commissioning an artist. His light sense of humor, relaxed nature, and experience, made this process very enjoyable. His painting of the mountains surrounding our mountain home in Colorado was amazing. We have referred him to several others who were searching to commission an artist they can trust. Thanks John for creating an amazing piece of art for us and our family to enjoy, and for making the process so easy, and I am sure we will have more paintings created by you in the future.”
– Scott and Cindy L., Woodland Park, Colorado
“The process of commissioning John for our special artwork was very relaxed, fun, informative, and extremely professional. He made us feel like family and worked will within out price range. Thank you so much.”
-Derek and Johnna H., Fleming, Colorado
Meeting 1) Introduction Meeting:
This is an opportunity for us to have fun, relax, share and collaborate on ideas, and for me to hear personal stories behind what you would like created and why. This step may also be me traveling to the location with the client or collector to experience all the sights, sounds, and smells of nature. During this meeting we will also visit about size, where the art will be placed, frame types, and details of the materials I will use to create your custom piece. I will also share some of my past works to help spark your creativity and will provide to you a list of references. During this meeting we will determine the view you are trying to capture.
Meeting 2) Preliminary Creation:
After the first meeting I will have a very good idea as to what you would like to have captured within the oil painting or drawing. I will present some sketches as to how your vision will be presented on canvas. These sketches are not high in detail, however they will illustrate the locations of specific items you want represented. I will also create a small rough color study of what the final painting would look like. Some clients ask that I not share the study with them, as they would rather be surprised at the unveiling of the final painting’. All options are open so that everyone is comfortable. The commission for the art piece will be determined at this meeting.
Meeting 3) Commission Agreement:
Once the preliminary creation pieces are presented and approved, I will then place all the details in writing within a one-page document that will be very easy to understand, and will include all details such as: commission amount, size, framing, starting date, shipping or delivery costs, and delivery date for all parties to approve by signature. Payment terms are 50% down with the final balance due on delivery.
Meeting 4) Studio I will then start to create your final painting by capturing all the details, collaboration, thoughts, sketches, and other studies. The start, completion, and delivery date were established together and documented in meeting 3. Once I have completed the final painting or drawing I will notify you to schedule delivery and unveiling of your custom art.
Satisfaction Guarantee) As a part of the agreement, I offer all of my clients a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all commissioned works. If you are not completely satisfied, you will be given a credit for the amount of the painting or drawing toward any future purchase. This has never happened however, it is there for your peace of mind.
To find out more about me, my work, or to schedule a complementary consultation, please feel free to complete the form on my contact page or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to visiting with you.
Step Inside the Studio
My working art studio is located outside my home here in Colorado, in the foot hills of the Rocky Mountains. This amazing setting amongst the trees, wildlife, and mountains enhances my creative spirit as I create all my art pieces. The studio is also a private place to meet with new and existing clients to view samples of my work and plan their next original painting or drawing without interruption. Yes, I do have an occasional bear, deer, or wild turkeys stop by my studio.