Commissioning Work

**PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO SCHOOL AND DAYCARE CLOSURES FOR THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, I AM UNABLE TO TAKE ON ANY PAINTING COMMISSIONS UNTIL SCHOOLS AND DAYCARES HAVE REOPENED. INK AND PENCIL WORKS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.**

If you are interested in commissioning work please complete the form on my contact page or email me directly. I will happily provide you with a quote. Standard prices for single-figure works are listed in the Prices section of the site, however you will need to contact me for a quote in any event. Please send the following to get started: requested size and medium of the piece, and any other pertinent details, preferences, ideas or questions you have. Once we’ve covered the basics, I will need a digital copy of the photograph you have selected and one or two supplementary photos of the subject for visual reference. Any anecdotes, or further description of the character are helpful, as I truly want to capture their essence.

I unfortunately do not offer framing of my work as a service.

To begin, I require a nonrefundable 30% deposit through Paypal, cheque, or email money transfer. Upon completion, I will email a digital photo proof for approval. I allow for some changes, as it is important to me to really capture the subject. However, I will not completely rework a piece. After you approve the digital proof, the remaining 70% of the price is due, and once payment has cleared, the artwork is ready for delivery or pickup. Shipping is not included in the price of a painting or drawing.

Turnaround times on portraits will vary, depending on the size and complexity of that particular piece. The time of year also plays a factor, so if you need a piece to make it under your tree by December 24th, please plan ahead. I cannot rush orders, especially during the busiest season.

I do retain the right to use any final images of the artwork for promotional purposes, however I will not use your original photos without written consent.

Thank you so much for your interest and I look forward to hearing from you!

Melody