I offer two types of commissions:

  1. A custom work of art, often wildlife, based on my own reference material
  2. A commission of your equine or canine subject

Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. Period.

 

COMMISSIONED WILDLIFE ART

1. We'll discuss your interests and budget; usually, the price includes framing and shipping
2. I'll send you working study sketches for the proposed artwork
3. After you've chosen a sketch as the basis for the finished piece, your commission is added to my calendar
4. When I'm ready to begin the final artwork, I'll ask for a 50% deposit
5. If you'd like to see the artwork in process, I'll send photos of my progress; I often post these to Facebook as well
6. Once the work is complete, you'll receive a photo of the final piece for approval
7. We'll decide on framing and shipping, and then I will have a crate custom-built for the artwork.
8. You'll rece ive and hang your new one-of-a-kind museum-worthy artwork!

 

COMMISSIONED EQUINE / CANINE WORK OF YOUR SUBJECT

I offer a completely bespoke experience to ensure the highest possible quality and your complete satisfaction. This includes:

1. Discussion and agreement on budget and medium (oil, scratchboard, etc.)

2. Travel to visit the subject: I prefer to get to know my subjects personally, and I use professional camera equipment to take the hundreds of reference photographs I'll need. It's also very useful for me to see where the artwork will hang: it influences the scale and approach I'll take.

One of the 500+ photos I shot of a British Grand Prix horse for a scratchboard commission that required my travel to England.

One of the 500+ photos I shot of a British Grand Prix horse for a scratchboard commission that required my travel to England.

3. Development of a number of sketches to offer you

These are just a few of the sketches I sent to the British collector after our photo session with her horse. She chose the middle trotting sketch for the finished piece.

These are just a few of the sketches I sent to the British collector after our photo session with her horse. She chose the middle trotting sketch for the finished piece.

4. Agreement on a schedule for completion of the final artwork, with 50% deposit required when I begin the piece

5. I'll send progress photos to you, if you'd like. For major commissions, I will also include a time-lapse video of the artwork's creation:

Two weeks of work on this 24x24 scratchboard commission of a gorgeous British Grand Prix horse are compressed into 50 seconds.

6. You'll receive a photo of the final artwork for approval. Once you've approved it, the remaining payment is due and I will arrange for framing, custom crating and shipping.

7. The best part: the uncrating and hanging of your one-of-a-kind, museum-worthy commissioned artwork!