Commissioning a painting is a great way to acquire artwork for your specific needs. I have worked with patrons throughout the country to provide original oil paintings that suit their budgets and size requirements.
Recent Commission of “Madison Square Park” for offices above Carnegie Hall
So, how does this process work? Communication.
Step 1) Typically patrons contact me communicating something to the effect of, “We like your work, we see most of it is sold, we were wondering if you had any paintings of (their interest)” i.e. Madison Square Park, Tribeca, etc.. You can use the commission form to the right to begin this contact.
Portrait Commission – West Village – New York City
Step 2) We have a phone call or email to discuss their specific commission. The patron explains their interest in more detail. For example, “We have an office on Union Square and have a large space where we would love to have a painting.”
Two recent commissioned paintings of Madison Square Park – Private Client.
Step 3) I provide several samples – usually in the form of photographs of locations around the area discussed – of compositions I am drawn to along with the price and size of the canvas we are to work on. When the location, size and price are agreed to a contract is drawn up. It provides the payment schedule, the time schedule and other details about framing, shipping and insurance.
“White Street” Tribeca – New York – Private Commission
I welcome inquiry’s for commissions from new patrons. Fill out the form below with a brief description of you interest and I will email you to begin the discussion. If you have any questions not answered here feel free to send those along too. Thank you. Simon Levenson