Custom Work FAQ
What kind of work can you do?
Almost anything! The sky (and your imagination) is the limit. The majority of my projects are
Portraits of people
Portraits of pets or other animals
Murals both indoor and outdoor
Live paintings of events such as weddings or concerts
Painted and customized graduation caps
Painted and customized clothing such as jean jackets or cotton shirts.
However, I am not limited to this list! I love getting new and unique projects to expand my resumé.
What mediums do you offer?
Graphite (B&W), Pen (B&W), Art Marker (B&W), Colored Pencil (Color), Acrylic and Oil Paint (Color), Digital Work, Watercolor (Tattoo Designs Only). Note: Some commissions can only be done with specific mediums, such as murals only being done with paints, so please inquire about medium availability when commissioning me.
How do I commission something?
The first step is to send a quick inquiry using the “Custom Work" or "Contact" form. Simply describe your project, including your desired size, medium, and subject matter. I usually need at least 30 days notice if you have a deadline, but don’t let that stop you from reaching out!
Next, I’ll respond within 24 hours with a price estimate and a confirmation of your commission details. Then I will send you an invoice via email after we have finalized a price. Once I have received payment in full, I can begin your piece!
How long should I expect to wait for my piece to be completed?
Please bear in mind, I am only one artist who is trying to abide by a balanced work/home-life schedule, so this truly depends on the amount of orders I have received before yours and the complexity of your order. It generally takes me about two to three weeks to complete a commission. Should your commission have a hard deadline, please notify me so that I can accommodate this date accordingly!
What can I expect to pay for a piece?
Pricing is individualized and depends on the complexity, sizing, and medium of your piece. A good rule of thumb to remember is that the larger the piece, the more complex the subject matter, or the more expensive the medium (oils and colored pencil being the most expensive), the more the piece will cost. Generally, expect to pay at least $100 or more for most work. My prices will continue to increase and change based on demand and years of experience.
Are you willing to travel to do mural work?
Absolutely! I will travel anywhere to paint your mural, even internationally! Please contact me to inquire about travel fees.
I love your work! How can I support you further?
Firstly, thank you! I appreciate my customers so much- you are the reason I am here at all! If you'd like to support my work further, aside from commissioning a piece, some of the most helpful things you can do is share my work with others and interact with my content on my social media or in person! Some ways to do this include: sharing and commenting on social media posts, recommending my work to friends, and coming to pop-up events. You can also leave positive testimonials of your experience with me and my work on my Facebook page or website or send me photos/videos of you with your piece for me to use in promotional material!
Live Painting FAQ
How long does a live painting take?
From start to finish, you can expect about 4-6 hours of live-painting performance. Regardless of the length of your event, I will make sure the artwork is completed and perfect before you receive it, even if that means returning to my studio for some touch ups before giving it to you!
What scenes can you paint?
Anything you can think of, I'm willing to paint! My most frequently requested scenes for weddings are the first kiss, the first walk down the aisle as a couple, or the first dance. For events that aren't weddings, I can paint just about anything that is requested, including the keynote speaker at a conference, the tip off at a basketball game, or a band playing at a concert. The sky is the limit!
What materials do you use?
All of my materials are archival and museum quality, so that your painting or drawing is heirloom quality. I use Liquitex heavy-body acrylic paints on stretched cotton canvas finished with a professional clear varnish.
How do I book you?
After deciding upon your desired canvas size and venue location, I will email you an invoice with either 50% of your Service Fee and your full Travel fee, or your full Service and Travel Fee (depending on your preference of payment), as well as my contract for you to review and sign. You must re-submit the signed contract and pay the initial invoice within one week of receiving both documents. Please note that your day will not be reserved in my calendar until I have received your invoice payment and signed contract! If you would like to review my contract before deciding to book me, feel free reach out and request it!
Do you need us to supply you with anything?
All that I require is access to an electrical outlet, running water, a stool if possible, a clear view of the selected scene, and a meal during the event.
Are you willing to travel?
Absolutely! I will travel anywhere to paint your event, even internationally! See "Book a Live Painting" section to review my travel expenses policy.
What happens the day of my event?
I will arrive at the venue about two to three hours before the event begins to get set up and start on your painting. By the time guests arrive, I will have at least one-fourth of the piece painted and will continue to work on it throughout the event, with the goal of having your piece fully rendered before the event is over. I will then leave the piece on display for the rest of the event for guests to peruse at their leisure. Should I not finish the painting in time, I will complete it in my studio and ship it back to you, free of charge.
Do you only paint wedding ceremonies?
Not at all! Although I usually paint weddings, I can and would love to paint any event on-site, including concerts, tournaments, speaking engagements, family reunions, birthdays, and much more!
What happens after I book with you?
Congrats! I am SO excited to paint your event! I will be reaching out about two weeks before your event to discuss the details of the scene you would like painted, the time I will be arriving, and pertinent information for the day of the event. Should you have any question in the meantime, please don't hesitate to reach out!
What is your payment policy?
My current payment policy requires that all travel expenses be covered up-front before booking, as well as at least half of your deposit, which is non-refundable. Your deposit must be paid in full at least two months in advance of your event date.
What is your refund policy if I have to cancel my event?
If I am notified at least one month in advance, you will receive a full refund of your deposit (except for the originally non-refundable fifty percent) and travel fees, unless I am unable to be refunded hotel and airplane fees, in which case you will only be given a full deposit refund. Should you cancel 29-14 days in advance, you will receive 25% of your full deposit and full travel fees back (previous travel fee statements apply). Any cancelations after the two-week mark will result only in a refund in travel fees (previous travel fee statements apply). More information on refund policy is found in my contract that you must sign upon booking me.
What is your refund policy if you have to cancel your appearance?
Should something prevent me from making your event, you will receive your travel and all deposit fees back in full.