When to consider a commission: Do you have a favourite place in mind that you’d like to see in a painting? What about an existing painting of mine that moves you, maybe you’d like a different size or shape for a special place in your home? Or a painting that is no longer available? Or a giclee you like, but prefer an original?

I love commissions. I find them very special to work on. I think about the unique things you have mentioned you like while I am painting. It is a fun way for me to share my style and message, and spurs me to try some things a little different sometimes, and I like to do it. Normally I prefer to work from my own references, visiting the site if it is your special place…but I can also refer to your photos.

The value is the same as any original, no extra. I don’t normally ask for a deposit. It will be unique and original in itself. Give me a call or email me.
Some examples:

Black Water, Red Maple

Maple in the Wind

Black Water, Red Maple - the first painting
Black Water, Red Maple - the commission
Maple in the Wind - the first painting
Maple in the Wind II - the commission

Black Water, Red Maple: The first painting was created and sold. A commissioned piece was done later.
Maple in the Wind was a studio study following a trip to Grand Lake. Maple in the Wind II was commissioned very shortly after the first one sold.

Thinking of You | Dreaming of You

Thinking of You
Dreaming of You

Thinking of You – the first painting, an unusual conceptual work I did, developed on a popular painting of mine looking out over Lake Clear.

Dreaming of You – the commission the same year, the clients saw Thinking of You already sold in my show.

Oh – the Cottage Life!

Ken and Jo's Cottage
Bolands Cottage aka Repose
Brash's Cottage
A Southwards Cottage
Mills Cottage, Birch Point

Shown are commissions based on the client’s conceptual idea or the original painting.

… it’s all about the Birch

Birch - a commission based on the client's conceptual idea
Family Birch - original
Family Birch - commission
The Birch Family - Commission
October Afternoon - commission


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Owning artwork has a positive effect, which makes life more enriching. An original piece is something that is uniquely yours.