Traditionally, works have been commissioned by word of mouth on the
basis of a set of ground rules, widely accepted by artists' and
illustrators and by those that commission works regularly, but only
partially understood by either side.
For this reason, and to protect both client and myself, a "Contract to
Commission Artwork" which sets out the terms and conditions of trade
between artist and purchaser must be completed before any work can
commence. A copy of this formal document is available on request.
COMMISSIONING A PAINTING
In the first instance please contact me to discuss your requirements. I
will normally allow the purchaser to periodically view the painting in
the studio as work progresses, or will forward digital images of the
painting if the client is unable to visit in person. Fees for
commissioning a painting depend on the medium, complexity, size, and
estimated time required to complete the work. A non-refundable deposit
of a 1/3rd of the total purchase price is required on commencement to
cover the costs of materials, labour and time.