March 17th, 2011
Whether it be a restaurant, office, store front, or wherever, if you are interested in consigning or displaying a work that is currently available for purchase, please feel free to contact me. I am always searching for a bare wall in need of some visual creativity for public eyes. If there is a work in particular that you are interested in, please let me know and I will let you know of its' availability.
Thank you very much for your interest in my work. I greatly appreciate any opportunity to display my work , but as well as to help add some interest to any space.
March 17th, 2011
Once upon a time in the not so distant past, I could occasionally be found doing caricatures of friends and family.
I do have samples of these works other than the outdated one of my crazy friend on a rainbow pony riding through the desert, for those who are interested. Please send me an email inquiry and I will be more than willing to share more samples and discuss a possible commission. For a bit more information, follow below....
These pieces are generally created by taking the hand drawn and coloured caricature figure or figures that I draw referenced from photographs. Carefully the figures are either left without a background, or a background is added by either having one drawn in, or by carefully cutting the figures out and placing them on a photographed background.
The potential for these fun works are endless with many possibilities by bringing your favourite family or friend poses from a variety of photos together into one image of perhaps an exotic background or a cherished place. I have done quite a few of these and always had fun putting them together.
March 16th, 2011
To those interested in commissioning a piece , firstly and foremost, thank you very much for taking an interest in my work. I've listed some tidbits and information with regards to either commissioning below to make the process easier for everyone.
I love the opportunities that are presented when being commissioned to do a piece as it provides me the chance to develop my skills one step further, as well as help you visualize that very something that has been floating around in the back of your mind for some time now. Here are some key things to consider before diving in...
* Size - whether it be a 5x7 or 16x20 or larger, the size of the piece is important in helping me determining an estimate for a work as well as how long it will take to complete.
* Materials / Mediums - depending on what you would like done, either a drawing, painting or digital work, materials are important as well for the estimate. The majority of my sketches completed on bristol, unless directed otherwise. Paintings are primarily done in acrylic ( I also have some experience with water colours and oils) on either canvas board or regular canvas (profile canvas to be requested at time of commission). If there are certain materials in particular that you want used, please let me know and I will see if it is possible.
*Subject matter - I thoroughly enjoy working with all sorts of different subject matter. The majority of my work is strongly influenced by my interests in wildlife, nature, animals, etc as well as my love of music. I am very willing to take on a challenge whether it be a landscape based work or portraiture as I am always looking for ways to further develop and diversify my skills. Keep this in mind when commissioning a work, and please take the time to go through my other posted samples to determine if I am the right artist for your job. There is no need to disappoint anyone.
*Style - You may have noticed while browsing through my works that there is a variety of styles that I use in my works. I am a huge fan of diversity and trying new styles and processes. If there is a particular style shown in one of my previous works that you want your commission to replicate, please note the title of the style reference piece in your request.
*Backgrounds - Depending on what you are looking for, a piece may or may not require a background. This is another important piece of information when determining an estimate for a work. Full detailed backgrounds require more time and will be factored into an estimate.
*Reference Material - Just as important as everything else, the quality of the reference material, primarily being photographs is important. High quality photos work best vs. those with bad glare and lighting.
*Framing - Depending on the piece, framing may be required. I generally do not frame pieces unless requested. I am willing to frame works ranging from 5x7 - 16x20 , however the frame will then be by the artist's choice. The cost of the fee will be worked into the total for the commission and a % of the total will need to be paid prior to piece getting framed. If you are interested in purchasing your own frame or getting one custom made for your piece, I am more than willing to recommend several local businesses that do a fantastic job.
*Time - A very important factor is time. Depending on how busy I am with other works, it is sometimes hard for me to determine when a piece will be completed. Larger, more detailed pieces take much longer than smaller pieces. If you are commissioning a piece as a gift or need it by a certain date, please insure enough time for me to complete the work to its full potential. The more time I have to work on a piece, critique it, and adjust it, the better the finished product.
*Payment - Works will be received ONLY when payment is made in full. For large scale works as well as any pieces that are being framed by the artist, a % of the total fee must be received prior to work being started. I will let you know if your commission requires a deposit.
Pheeeww feels like I just wrote a novel.. I know there is a lot of information here to consider, however it will definitely be more helpful in the end.
So after allllll that, if you're still interested in commissioning a piece, Great!!, send me an email and we'll get the ball rolling.
March 16th, 2011
If you are interested in purchasing any of the pieces shown on this site that have not already been sold, please send me an email regarding the work (remember to include the title). In a few instances, the work may already be professionally framed. If interested in the work, I will respond to any inquiries with photos of the work in its current state (ie framed, wired and ready for hanging, etc).
If, unfortunately, the work you are most interested in has already been sold, prints are available, simply by clicking on the image and following the ordering process. Also, if you have an idea for a work that you do not see already in my samples collection, feel free to contact me with regards to setting up a possible commission. For more information, please check out my Commissions blog entry for more details
Thank you very much for taking an interest in my work, and I look forward to hearing from you.
March 16th, 2011
Here are all my sample pieces in slideshow form for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!