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I would love to create a commissioned painting for you! Whatever we can dream up together, I can bring to life on canvas. How fantastic is that?

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 Step 1                 

We begin with an initial meeting about what you are looking for, settling on the subject, color palette, style, and size for your unique painting.

 Step 2

I then create a sketch that, with your approval, will guide me as I begin to work on your canvas.

 Step 3

As I progress, I keep you up to date with private videos and photographs showing you special details.

If you are local, I am happy to have Covid-safe studio visits as I develop your painting.

 Step 4

Once you approve the final painting, I attach a gallery wire for easy installment.

I will send it to you with a personalized note on the back and a Certificate of Authenticity for your records.


It is an experience that is second to none.

— G. Smith

"Kate offers her talent with generosity and care. Throughout the journey of working on our painting,

Kate was passionate about our intentions & made it her mission to reflect our desires from colors to canvas to symbolism & details.

We are deeply grateful & in love with the gift she gave us.”

— P. Nelson

"We're so happy with the painting that Kate crafted for us. Kate worked with me for over a month to share back & forth images of my wife's special place to ensure she got it just the way we wanted.

The painting perfectly captures a happy, summery day at a lakeside cabin in New Hampshire. Not only did the painting come out great, the whole experience was fun, professional, & memorable.

I would highly recommend selecting Kate for your next painting - you will be happy you did!"

— C. Jeznach

“From start to finish, working with Kate has been a pleasure.

Besides an amazing finished product, the entire process has been outstanding!

Kate truly puts all of her energy, passion, & thought into each piece. While doing so she allows you to enter into the process through communicating each step & asking for personal input to ensure your complete satisfaction with the work.

It is more than just a transaction, it is an experience that is second to none. Thank you Kate!”

— G. Smith

The Beauty of Commissioned Art

  • From the very beginning, you are a part of the process as we work together to define your dreams for your very own commissioned painting.
  • Is there a place or moment that is special to you? I can weave an element of your life's story and your feelings surounding it, into a singualr work of art.
  • Do you want something abstract, that evokes a feeling in your favorite colors?
  • Is there a size you would like?
  • I can hide special tiny LOVE NOTES just for you in your painting: initials, names, words, hearts...
  • You will have a connection to the entire lifecycle of your painting from start to finish to share with everyone!

personal meaning

Your painting becomes a part of your story.


How Long does the process take?

Our process can take from about three weeks to six months. We can begin talking about painting your dreams right away. I will begin working on your painting, depending on the length of my waitlist. 

How does pricing work for commissions?

The investment of a unique and personal painting is priceless. ;) I charge 20% more than my available paintings. Their pricing is primarily based on their canvas size, with the finger-painted oils a step above the other works.

How does the 100% refundable deposit work?

I collect a 50% deposit initially, and once you are delighted with your new work of art, I collect the remainder, as well as the cost of shipping. This 50% deposit adds you to my waitlist. Either you or I can cancel the commission at any point during the painting's development, and the full deposit will be refunded.

Art is very personal and subjective for both the client(s) and the artist. If you decide that you no longer want this commissioned artwork, it will be released to the open market and galleries. This system allows me to paint without sacrificing the discoveries inherent to my creative process, and you are not committing to something you do not love.

For a commission, typically, clients will suggest a subject, palette preferences, and a size. I do not accept all subjects or palettes but am happy to hear what you have in mind. For example, you might say that you desire a 48 x 60-inch horizontal artwork in your favorite painting style on my website. Because the deposit is 100% refundable, I have the freedom to run with the suggestion and make it my own. The final artwork is a surprise for both of us, as is the nature of fine art painting.

How do I commission an abstract painting?

I create a painting using the type of style, materials, colors, and canvas size you select. I create and work from the sketch on which we agree, allowing for my creative process to guide my artistic choices. I keep you up-to-date with my process as the paintings progress. 

How do I commission a Realistic painting?

This style is based on a specific subject. Often a client gives me a photograph from which to draw inspiration. I create and work from the sketch on which we agree, allowing for my creative process to guide my artistic choices. I keep you up-to-date with my process as your painting progresses, considering any enhancements you would like.

 Are you Ready? 

Let's celebrate your story! 

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