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Custom Art

The thrill of co-creating a unique work of art

creating unique artwork for you

WHAT IS Custom art?  

Custom art is an original work of art you pay for that is created according to an agreement between you and an artist. 


It’s full of meaning and very special. Made only for you, your loved one, or for whomever you wish.  (I also do custom art for organizations. Please contact me to discuss as these are more complex projects.)

It’s personalized for you. Typically, you choose the subject matter and provide the reference material for its creation. (Some people prefer to choose a theme or a broad subject and leave the creative content up to me.) You work with me and have input into the creation process. My goal is to deliver what you want. I do my best to create a work that reflects your heart, your feelings, your voice. 

It’s the perfect size using the perfect medium. You choose which medium — soft pastels, oil paint, or watercolor — and you decide its size (within the limits of the available surfaces suitable to the medium you’ve chosen and shipping constraints). Et voilà! It fits into the space on the wall you wanted and with your décor — perfectly!

WHAT subjects do you paint?  

I primarily do custom art for expressionistic abstract or impressionist-style seascapes and landscapes, as well as star scapes (these are paintings of nebula and galaxies), and imaginary worlds. I also do pets.


On average it’s about a month from start to finish. It can go faster, or slower, depending on the timeline available, the subject matter, the medium (e.g. oil takes awhile to dry and then varnished), if a crate needs to be built (for very large paintings), and the quality of the reference sources.


Although you are the owner of the original painting on final payment, I retain all worldwide copyrights. Thus, you may only reproduce it with my express written permission. If you want to buy all worldwide copyrights, we can negotiate that. If you would like to order print reproductions of the painting or merchandise with the painting on it (for example: greeting cards, art prints, coasters, t-shirts mugs, aprons, etc.), you may order those through me. I work with high quality providers who offer a wide range of items. If you don't see what you want on my site, let me know. I have multiple sources.


Once you let me know you’re interested, we discuss what you’d like to be created and what reference resources you have (e.g. photos, etc.). We agree on a number of things such as the size, what medium you want (I work in three - soft pastels, oil, and watercolor). We discuss what will happen and when, what input you have in the creation process and how that works, and a time frame. I detail that information in an email that you will review so you know what to expect and what we're both agreeing to.


Our interview is integral to creating a successful working relationship so we both enjoy the process. It also gives me a deeper understanding of the image you want and why it’s important to you. I need to understand your expectations and you need to understand my requirements so we correct any misunderstandings at the start.  


I want all my clients to be absolutely delighted with their finished painting. If, for any reason you are not despite our mutual attempts to resolve any differences, no further balance is due and I keep the painting. You do forfeit your deposit, but that is payment for my time and materials based on your approvals throughout the process.


My fee depends on several factors: the size, the subject, the quality of the reference material, the medium and surface, the number of communication touch points, and timeline. Commissions typically start at $1,500.


I require a 50% non-refundable deposit at the start. The remaining balance is due when I email you a photo of the finished work and you approve it for shipping or pick-up. Shipping charges are extra and will depend on the size of the finished work and how you want it sent. I accept PayPal, credit cards, Venmo, Zelle, and online bank transfers. I do not accept checks or cryptocurrency. I hold your reservation date for 48 hours after I send you the detailed email, which gives you time to review the project terms and remit payment. I confirm your reservation date after your payment clears.

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Surfaces used in original art works are all archival material (neutral PH) as certified by their manufacturers. See: for more details. Pastels, oil paints, and watercolors are certified by the various manufacturers as to their lightfastness ratings. These manufacturers include: Sennelier, Charvin, Jack Richeson, Terry Ludwig, Schmincke, Winsor & Newton, Royal Talens, NuPastel, CretaColor, Blue Earth, Girault, Art Spectrum, Unison, Mount Vision, Diane Townsend, Bruynzeel, and Mungyo. For art print reproductions, my partner, Bay Photo ( provides information on the various surfaces and materials that they use.


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