Commission

To commission an artwork is to order a original artwork tailored to your requests. It also means that you can have a greater input into an artwork, choosing a scene that resonates with you, resulting in a painting that balances your needs with my unique vision. As of December 2023 I have quite a few paintings in progress so the wait time for commissioned work is fairly long. However I do have a Works in Progress collection, these paintings are available for purchase if not already sold. Works currently in progress are:
1. Lake Alexandrina 1400 x 850mm (Mackenzie Basin) - SOLD
2. Lake Onslow 900 x 700mm (south of Alexandra in the Central Otago) - SOLD
3. Lake Morgan 900 x 500mm (Alexander Range above Lake Brunner) -
4. Middle Gorge Hut 600 x 600mm (Godley Peaks Conservation Area) - Available
5. Camp Stream Hut 600 x 600mm (part of the Te Araroa Trail in the Te Kahui Kaupeaka Conservation Area) - Available
6. Birdcage Hut (Glenmore Station) - Available
7. Lake Emma (Hakatere Conservation Park) 1700 x 1000mm - Available
8. Fisherman's Hut at Poolburn 1000 x 700mm (near Omakau, Central Otago) - Available
9. Little Spotted Kiwi 400 x 400mm (Brook Waimārama Sanctuary) - Available

Commission cost factors: 

Painting costs are calculated taking into consideration a number of factors, including: 
 The amount of time involved to complete the painting. I use many layers to create the depth of colour. This means a large painting can take up to a year to complete.
 The subject matter, if the entire painting were to be made up of tiny pebbles for example this would cost more than a painting with a large sky and small strip of pebbles.
 The degree of complexity together with the applied skills and experience required.
 The size of the piece.
 The quality of the materials involved. I use the very best paints and quality linen/art boards, which means my paintings will last many generations. 

What is the process of having a commission completed?   

A commission is the best way to get a painting that will meet your needs. A story that resonates with you can be incorporated into the painting and specific colour, size, and feel can be accommodated (but must be in keeping with my style of work). Please view a sample of the commission process.

In order to complete a commission, the following steps need to be taken:
1. We discuss the details of the painting required, ie: size, concept and image specifics. You can visit my studio in Nelson or we can go over composition and other image details via email. Details of delivery date, costs etc, are also covered.
2. We decide on a reference (usually a collection of images) to use for the painting. A photoshoot is needed if the provided reference is too difficult/low quality to work from. If you want a specific location further abroad you may fly me to the location (same day return) to do a photoshoot of the location the you are interested in. I also travel the South Island frequently and can possibly work a visit to a particular scene into one of my trips.
3. Design confirmed and a 35% deposit obtained. Feedback can be requested during the progress of the painting and changes can be made to suit.
4. Painting completed and the painting is then photographed. Either detailed photos are sent or you can visit my studio to view the painting.
5. Paintings packaged and couriered to you. Or I arrange personalised delivery for the painting, depending on your location. Balance of payment is due and payable once the final photographs of the artwork have been taken.

Be assured that this is not a scary process and the above steps are designed to manage expectations and avoid any unpleasant surprises. I have completed many commissions locally, nationally and for international clients.

Please note the wait time is about 24-36 months.
For more information please call me at 03 5480139 or send me a message.

I have completed many commissions for both NZ and international clients over the years, including two large pieces for Sir Robert Jones, a work for Fish & Game NZ and numerous works for the Blackenbrook Winery. Examples of some of my commissioned work below.