Purchasing original art is an investment in yourself, your community and ultimately, an investment into the culture you are from. Supporting the arts is a wonderful thing and by clicking on this tab, at least you are thinking about it...THANKS!
If you are considering purchasing a painting, please note that I work primarily in seascapes and landscapes. My compositions tend towards organic shapes and I limit myself to this. Whereas from time to time, I'll paint the human form or architecture, you'd be better served by painters that focus there. Stylistically, I am a studio painter and rarely do I paint in a Plein Air or Impressionist style.
I am not trying to be rigid, I just want you to understand my stylistic mission.
A commission is a painting that is a collaboration between the buyer (you) and the painter (me). It is an original work born of something that is special to you. Having painted many commissions, I take these quite seriously as I feel the vision of the work starts with the buyer, and I become the steward of the buyer's inspiration. The process is:
My contact details are on the Contact tab, or write me an email at Stanchew@hotmail.com with the subject line "Commission Painting Inquiry".
If I am comfortable that I can fulfill your vision of the painting, then we'll work the cost and payment details together.
Works on the Website
From time to time, I'll post new works on the website. If you see something you are interested in, send me an email with the subject line "Interested in a Painting" at Stanchew@hotmail.com.
I use the surfboard pricing model in trying to explain, and justify my pricing. Even if you don't surf, you'll get the picture.
What is important to understand is this, I am always willing to hear what your budget constraints are and will do all I can to get you a painting...my goal is to have art hanging on people's walls, to be enjoyed.
My works tend to start at $750 and then go up from there, depending upon the size of the paintings and the detail desired. Paintings can take from 20 hours to 80 hours or more to complete. I use the highest grade materials for surfaces, paints and other mediums available at considerable cost. While the quality of my art is in the eye of the beholder it is important to know that I don't rush my work. It is done when I feel good about the result and in keeping with my own standard.