I really enjoy working with clients to compose and paint a "one of a kind" art piece. Commissioned paintings are generally more personal than other paintings you may have acquired in galleries or art shows because they depict scenes or places that have a special memory for you.
I complete a number of commissions each year and work directly with the client
to use photos they have available, sometimes supplemented by photos I have or ones in the public domain. I normally use a computer based "photo-paint" software program to
work out a series of composition alternatives and review them with the client until we have one with which we are both comfortable, both in size and in composition. I generally work in oils or pastels.
If you are interested in discussing a commissioned painting, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me
a call at (828)277-9465. We can discuss the basic commission process and your area of interest. One commission oil painting is shown above as an example. Several other commissioned pieces I have painted are
shown in the section titled "Original Art" in this website and in the category titled "Commissions" . What is striking is the diversity of the subjects, in terms of geography as well as subject matter.