Thank you for considering commissioning an original piece of art!
Here's what you need to know:
- Commissions spots are limited and are on a first come, first serve basis. As much as I would love to accept every proposal that comes my way, I have to leave room in my creative practice for other projects.
- Not all commission proposals are accepted! In order for me to feel confident in the work I'm creating, I have to also feel inspired by your proposal. If I choose not to accept your proposal, please do not take it personally! Creative inspiration is an odd thing that can come and go, and I simply want you to walk away from this experience with a piece of art we both feel good about.
- Plan on your commission taking at least a month to create. Depending on my work and personal schedule, it could be even longer. This is not a process that I want to rush, so please be flexible, and plan accordingly. If this commission is for a gift, and you want to make sure you have something to give the person, even if the piece itself isn't finished by the date you had hoped, please let me know and I will mail you a beautiful note that you can give to the person as a placeholder for their art. *I also do not guarantee that your piece will be finished by a certain deadline. Again, good art takes time.
- The best commission clients use pieces I've already created to inspire their proposals. That means, you might find a piece on Instagram @nadineabower or a piece listed for sale at www.nadineabower.com that is almost want you want, but just slightly off. For example, you might want the same piece, but in a different color palette.; or the same style, but of a landscape that is special to you. Working off of artwork I've already created allows me to feel confident & inspired while creating your piece.
- Lastly, please do not bring me work by another artist, and ask me to recreate it. That is both illegal, and just morally wrong. If you've found a piece of art on the internet that speaks to you, I suggest you research the image, find the artist, and inquire with them about how to get that piece or something similar!