I’m going to assume that you have never commissioned an artwork before and that you are looking for some questions answered? Great, let’s get started.
How does commissioning art work?
Commissioning art is the process by which an artist creates a work of art on a client’s invitation. This invitation comes in many shapes and forms.
Maybe you have seen an artist work on social media, at one of their exhibitions or hanging in a local restaurant or gallery and wanted to reach out and have your very own piece of work made for you by that artist.
Often the commissioned work will be of something that holds meaning and value to you such as a portrait of a much loved animal or other family member or maybe it’s of a favourite place you have visited. Maybe you just want a really cool piece of artwork in your home and love that artists style and materials.
How much does it cost to commission art?
After you make contact with the artist you would like to commission art from the artist will talk everything through with you. They will ask what ideas you have, the size you would like, is there a time frame in which you need the work completed.
Cost is based on things like size,detail,materials,time etc
If it’s a sculpture then a site visit may be required or photos of your ideas, even a video or phone call to talk the ideas through in more depth might be best. The artist when then be able to offer you a costing of the work to be made.
Some artists will ask for deposits and others will not but if the piece you are commissioning is a large amount of money a deposit will be most certainly required. This works well for both parties to show trust and confidence and commitment on both sides.
An artwork commission is a personalized experience that is different for everyone and will be different depending on which artist you are talking to. At Allanisart
I’d love to chat with new open-minded potential clients about potential new commissions for your home or business. Let’s get started today!