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:

Recent Commissions

Afternoon at the Lake | 24 x 30

Afternoon at the Lake. The winning bidder at the Lake Clear Conservancy Auction commissioned the view out from their cottage. I love this one and so does the new owner.

Pond Colours | 12 x 24

Pond Colours. The original was sold, and I was able to return to the same location to paint this commission en plein air.

Sec Lake Shore | 9 x 12

Sec Lake Shore. The client saw this image in 2014 and it stayed in her mind for seven years until she asked about it. It was sold. I went back to paint this one just for her.

The Wild Madawaska at the Palmer Rapids | 24 x 30

The Wild Madawaska at the Palmer Rapids. A special collector knew just what they wanted and I enjoyed doing another large canvas of this, a favourite place on the Madawaska River.

Meet Me Here | 24 x 36

Meet Me Here. After seeing the giclee of this painting, the client asked for a larger oil. I thoroughly enjoyed it, including giving more attention to the rocky foreground.

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!

Sandy Beach, Round Lake
Log Cabin in the Snow
Lake Clear Lookout
On the Bay
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 Triptych - Through the Seasons - Commission
The Birch Family - Commission
October Afternoon - Commission

Some More Favourite Commissions

Souvenirs D'enfance 1944 - Loved doing this one, and hearing the memories added to it.
Walk With Me - Commissioned as a gift for a special couple.
Picacho Peak, Arizona - for this one I happily painted an onsite sketch before completing the larger commission.
AY Jackson in the Teshierpi Mountains, NWT - A collector requested this conceptual piece, I was delighted to reference my Dad's photo of Jackson and a Jackson canvas.
Onaping River - I had painted the falls before, and for reference combined that panting with the client's many photos from various vantages.


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