Commissions

A custom painting is one of the most creative ways to personalize your space.


See your vision come to life… experience that joy on the wall every day.


I offer two types of commissions:

Painting from your photo…

Such as the mountain / wildflower scene that’s been on your mind since the last hiking trip… or the dramatic canyons from vacation… or your favorite flowers / garden plants that you just wish would last longer.

Painting from a painting…

Using one of my previous paintings as inspiration, we look at changes to composition, size or color to create something unique to you.

A limited number of commissions are accepted between collections.
Email Theresa for next availability.

Paintings are acrylic on gallery depth canvas (1.5″),
varnished afterwards.
All professional grade materials.

What I paint:

Loose and colorful landscapes and florals. Everyday objects and scenes. Animal or people portraits (max two faces per painting, additional fee for more).

What I don’t paint:

In a style other than my own. Exact copies of past work. Copyrighted photos. Robots :)

“Every canvas is a journey all its own.”

– Helen Frankenthaler

“What size painting fits my wall?”

This is one of the most common questions!
Here are a few tips to figure it out:

Above furniture
2/3 – 3/4 the width of the furniture. Height is flexible but may be limited with tall furniture. Remember to leave 6-12″ space between the furniture and artwork.

Small to medium walls
1/2 – 3/4 the width of the wall. Height is flexible.

Large walls
Try small or medium paintings on walls viewed up close such as narrow hallways. For those viewed from a distance, go large. Multiple pieces can be hung to fill a wall – use the painter’s tape trick (below) to see what appeals to you.

Go bigger than you think
It’s easy to under-estimate what can comfortably fit on a wall. Placing paintings that are too small can end up creating a slightly barren look. Try going a little larger than you think. Use the painter’s tape trick (below) and sit back and see how it looks.

Test the size on your wall:

  1. Get a tape measure and blue or green painter’s tape. Measure out the size of painting and tape an outline on the wall. Try to make the middle of the painting eye level.
  2. Stand back and see how it looks
    (you can add kraft or wrapping paper to fill the space for easier visualizing)
  3. Too big? Too small? Move the tape to where the size feels right. Leave for a bit and see how it feels when you walk into the room with fresh eyes.
  4. Measure final width and height and use for your custom commission.
  5. Remove the tape!

“If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.”

– Edward Hopper

Pricing

Prices are in Canadian dollars. A 50% deposit is required to begin commission. The balance of 50% plus shipping is due upon completion and approval of final painting.

A shipping estimate can be provided ahead of time if you email the painting size and your address.

Artwork is shipped from Canada. International clients are responsible for customs/fees that may apply in their country.

SIZE / PRICE*

16×20″ / $1145
18×24″ / $1345
20×24″ / $1445
24×24″ / $1545
18×36″ / $1685
24×36″ / $2045
30×30″ / $2145
30×40″ / $2585
36×36″ / $2785
36×48″ / $3845
40×60″ / $4285

(other sizes available / *prices may change without notice)


Get Started / Commission a Painting

Ready to go?

1. Email the following to hello@theresa-edwards.com:

  • Your name, city, and postal/zip code
  • Size of painting and orientation (horizontal, vertical, square)
  • 1-3 reference photos of what you would like painted.
  • Links to paintings of Theresa’s that you’d like your piece to be inspired by.
  • Provide as many details as possible about how you envision your painting to look and feel when it’s complete.
  • Colors you love:
  • Colors to avoid (if none, leave blank):
  • Can this piece be shown on social media during its process?

2. Sign commission contract that I send by email.

3. Pay 50% deposit.

  • An invoice is sent via Paypal, allowing you to securely pay by Paypal or credit card. Due to the individuality of commissions, there are no refunds.

4. Painting begins and is usually completed within 4-6 weeks. Photo of preliminary sketch or paint study will be sent for approval before beginning large pieces.

5. Painting is completed – I send photos and collector gives final approval or minor edits. Extensive edits (as judged by the artist) are subject to a 15% additional fee.

6. Pay 50% balance plus shipping.

7. Painting is varnished and ships to you!


Have questions? Email hello@theresa-edwards.com

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