Whatever a photo or words can’t capture. Here is your opportunity to use artworks to interpret youre vision painting. Some people have vivid dreams that inspire a certain feeling that they would like a painting to recapture, I have used this painting to create a wordless purpose statement and a business plan. This is ideal for those that can’t find the right words for what they want to express. This style of painting has captured experiences or Reiki sessions, guided meditations,dreams, songs, poems and mantras. By whatever tool you come across your vision we can work together to recreate it in a 16×20 painting that can help you maintain that message that you glimpsed. Paint what your heart feels towards someone or yourself, What color is your dream? your personality? Come to me with your idea, and get a free consultation to see how I might propose to interpret your imagery. If you haven’t seen a specific vision we can talk about the sort of feelings you want to capture when you view your personal vision painting or I can recommend several facilitators that can bring you to a vision. I will go through the facilitated process with you and design a painting based on your feedback and experience. Every vision painting is unique and every vision painting’s message speaks to a person uniquely.
The process and what’s included: We will sit down in person or by phone to discuss your painting. My skill is to be able to take what you have seen and convert it to a 2D composition. I allot 3 hours for this discussion in which with your words and my interpretation I sketch up a plan that we share, alter, and discuss. I can describe and draw out the idea of the intention of the painting, how it develops and changes in the process is always an experience. Since so much changes I save sharing the process until the final outcome is reached and then we have a celebratory unveiling.
This style is a photo realsm. I need a close up, good photo, proper lighting is very helpful. I paint people and pets in this style. Pets seem to have a colorful dynamic personality and I like to experiment with different techniques and bright color backgrounds. Each pet portrait is unique to the animal and it’s spirit but I feel that it’s personality is captured and conveyed. The more photos I have to work from the better. We will discuss which poses and angles we like best and discuss a plan for the painting. Let me know what colors you have in mind or simple backgrounds from nature. Personally, especially for pets, I recommend a colored background to bring out the expressive eyes. Portraits can include 2 subjects at this price. Subjects are: animal, people, background, objects, architecture. Prices and size may need to change according number of subjects.
11×14 matted (if it’s watercolor) original – $497
Storybook Style is a whimsical minute detailed illustration like it came out of children’s book. There’s usually a little mischief woven in, everything is cheery and happy. This is your chance to paint your ideal world. Have the flowers in full bloom, fruit dripping off the vine, windows glistening, rosy cheeked children, frolicking animals with humanistic expressions. I have been painting this style for 20 years and it’s always fun to fill a painting with love and happiness. Your imagination is the limit, I am not limited to time, realms, or realism. I’ve painted “old day”, modern, fairytale, steampunk, I’m ready to meet your needs. What is your story?
The process: I allot 3 hours of discussion and planning with the client. This can be done all at once over coffee or in e-mails or phone conversations. I will sketch up layout proposals, and offer suggestions and thumbnails to see what captures the mood and personalities. The more reference photos you have of what you want in the painting the better. If the subject is within 40 miles of Asheville I can come out and do a photo session. These aren’t professional photos, just the details and angles I want to capture. I don’t usually need specific poses unless they are extremely complicated or at weird angles. This is the time to add in hobbies, obsessions, interests, quirks. Inside jokes, memorials. This painting is your happy place with you and those you love. If you’re on Pinterest I will make you a board for your painting as a way to pin ideas and pass messages back and forth. You can view my boards of other finished paintings. Once we get the design and every detail we can fit I will send you an image of the finished drawing, ready to paint, and ready for your approval. I make changes until it’s to your satisfaction but remember that watercolor paper can only take so much pencil marks and erasing before it breaks down. This is not a time for re-evaluating the layout, just tweaking. After your approval there’s no peaking until it’s revealed. I do have one more chance for slight changes but remember that change in watercolor is still limited.
11×17 matted original – $497
8×10 double matted original – $297
5×7 double matted original- $157
4×6 double matted original – $127
book illustrations -order 3 or more illustrations for a discount.
– 8×10 – $247 each
-5×7 – $137
I hold the copyrights to all my paintings unless approved in writing. I reserve the right to offer prints of commissioned work to the public unless agreed upon in writing. Please contact me for a written proposal agreement.