Commission

*If you are looking to buy prints, cards, and off the shelf items visit Venue in Seattles’ Ballard neighborhood, or Riverside Studios in Truckee, CA, . To hear about the commission process, read on….

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My favorite way to work is to sit down over a hot drink and talk a little about what aspects of my art catch your eye, then what other things interest you, and come up with some ideas and themes. From there I go home and sketch and think and sketch some more and when I have something or things I like, I send off photos from my notebook. Maybe its rough ideas, or sketches done around a layout, but a view into my process and a chance to approve of the direction things are going or say “lets try something else”.  Once we have a solid sketch that you have approved I will continue on to the final cut. Then its mounted and framed and delivered.  Unless I have some other major commitment, the process should be completed in about a month.  Prices vary by size, but I try to keep them accessible as I would rather do a commission piece than a blind transaction through a gallery if given my choice.  Working together to create something and getting to see the path that leads to the final piece makes for a richer experience and more personal artwork.

 

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This process can be used to collaborate on all manner of art beyond framed pieces. Lately ive worked on images for t-shirts, business logos, weddings invites and kettubah, website graphics, and personal gifts  for a wide range of individuals and groups.  I love to get art out in new ways and into new places, so dont hesitate to pose a crazy idea. Lately, I have also been translating paper  my papercut artwork into laser-cut steel pieces for large scale outdoor applications such as privacy screens, gates, and artful signage.

Some recent commission clients include:  Altai Skis,The Felicity Ann Boat Project, The Pine Hearts, IVARS, San Juan County Dept. of Emergency Management, One Simple Question (film), The Center for Wooden Boats, Rainshadow Running, Turner Farm, V Smiley Preserves,  Edible Seattle, Methow Arts, Twispworks, Johnston Architects, The Cascades Wolverine Project, and more.

I also love teaching classes and workshops and often do presentations about my  own artistic process. Recent educational programs I work with include; Methow Arts, Islandwood, Cedarroot Folk School, Centrum, and the Northwest Maritime Center.

 

To contact me regarding a piece of artwork or a commission project send me an email, or use the easy  form below.

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