Book a Commission
Can I book a commission for a custom painting by Marie Stephens?
Yes! The current wait is 9 months to completion, or delivery before October 2024, with 4 spots available to book.
Estimated Cost? Commissions are $5 per square inch (see price chart below).
Marie recommends a minimum size of 30 x30. Custom canvas dimensions can be ordered at any size for your specific needs.
To decide on a painting size that is perfect for your space, Marie suggests sticking Blue or Green Painters Tape onto your wall to experiment with sizes that compliment the room.
Prices of Commissions
$4500 30x30 inch
$6480 36x36 inch
$8640 48x36 inch
$11520 48x48 inch
$14400 48x60 inch
$18000 60x60 inch
$21600 72x60 inch
$25920 72x72 inch
$34560 96x72 inch
Custom Size Pricing Equation: Length in inches (x) Width in inches (x) $ 5.00 (=) ($) price of commission
How does the refundable deposit work?
A 10% refundable deposit is needed to be added to the waitlist.
Note: the waitlist deposit is 100% refundable at any time prior to Marie Starting the commission process, no questions asked.
A signed contract and a nonrefundable downpayment of 50% (minus the initial waitlist deposit) of the total commission price are required before Marie begins working on the commission. The commission may be cancelled prior to, during, or after the painting is finished either by Marie or the client, and the downpayment is nonrefundable.
Art is very personal and subjective for both the client(s) and the artist, so in the rare event that a commissioned final piece is not claimed by the patron, the painting will be released to the open market and galleries. This system keeps clients of Marie Stephens obligation-free, and Marie can paint freely with any suggestion without sacrificing the surprises that are so important to her creative process.
The Discovery Process
- Basics: Typically clients will suggest to Marie a subject, size, and color palette preference.
- Style: For example, a client might say they want a 72in x 48in horizontal artwork depicting a scene reminiscent of their favorite painting from the Marie Stephens gallery.
- Significance of Subject Matter: Perhaps the client has an animal, or place, significant to them which they would like to see Marie interpret into a work of art. Clients may also send pictures they have taken, which Marie can utilize as inspiration for a new painting.
- Mood: Perhaps the client is trying to create a specific mood, or feeling with they would like Marie to interpret. Clients may want to use descriptive mood words and adjectives that Marie can translate into visual form through color selection, composition, the type of paint used (acrylic, watercolor, oils, inks, colored pencil, oil pastels, etc.), and the level of detail or simplicity.
Thank you for your interest, share your initial info below and we'll follow up to schedule a kickoff meeting.