Commission

Commission an Original Painting

Kelly Telfer is available to create an original, custom acrylic on canvas painting for you.  Do you have a favorite person, pet or motorsports subject that has a special place in your heart? Or a special photo that you would like a painting created from? Commission an original painting as a gift for someone else, or yourself!

1)  Let’s discuss what you want, and send me pictures

Please contact me to discuss your thoughts for the painting; if you have any special ideas, colors or other suggestions you want incorporated.  Or, let me come back to you with ideas! Let me know what size painting you are considering. The paintings are gallery wrapped (gallery wrap is a method of stretching the canvas so that it wraps around the sides.  The frame is usually 1.5” thick).  The sides of the canvas are painted as well, which allows you the option of framing or not.

Please email or send me reference pictures (the more the better!) of what you would like an original painting of-  photos that capture that certain look or pose that you prefer.  I will contact you when I receive them and we'll finalize any creative aspects of your project.

2)  Price and Deposit

The complexity and size of a commissioned painting will determine the price of the painting. I will provide you with a final price.  Freight and packaging costs are additional.  A 50% deposit is requested to start your commission.  Turnaround time for the completed painting varies from 3 to 6 weeks.  If you need a painting sooner, please let me know, and I will try to accommodate your deadline.  Order early for Christmas gifts!

3)  Initial artist sketch

I will provide you with an initial sketch so that you can see the composition.  After receiving your feedback and approval, I will start the painting.

4)  Review

Once the painting is complete, or at a stage where it's ready for your review, I will email you a digital photo for your input.  You will have the opportunity to suggest revisions or changes.

5)  Completed Painting

I will complete the painting and send you a final digital photo.  Upon receiving your approval and final payment (which includes the additional charge for the shipping & handling fee), your painting will be professionally packed, insured and shipped.  I will contact you with the shipping tracking number and the estimated date of arrival.  Of course, if you prefer to pick up the finished painting at my studio, we can make those arraignments as well.

Thank you very much, and please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions,

Kelly Telfer