THE COMMISSION PROCESS
I welcome opportunities to create commissioned artwork for individuals, groups, or professional organisations. My goal in accepting commissions is for the process to be both gratifying for me as an artist and pleasurable for those who have chosen to integrate my art into their living or working environment.
I price my work using a formula that factors in the dimensions of the work, the costliness of the materials to be used, and the labour-intensity of the techniques and processes that will be employed in creating the work.
The average cost for murals is £20 per square foot, depending on detail of design. Some negotiation is often available.
Please note that an up-front design fee of £150 is charged for all projects, this includes 2 sets of changes by the client. (Additional sketches charged at £75 per sketch.)
When a client chooses to move forward with the design, the full amount of the design fee is applied toward the cost of the project; should a client choose not to move forward with the design after receiving an initial drawing, the design fee is retained as compensation for my time in developing the design concept.
In addition, once a design has been agreed upon, I will require a materials fee before production begins. Should a client refuse the finished artwork, the materials fee is retained to cover the cost of materials and time spent creating the artwork.
I hope that has help make things more clear, and that we can work together to create something great and unique.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me or please check the frequently asked questions bellow.
Some Frequently Asked Questions:
How does the process begin?
Everything begins with a friendly and open conversation. You are under no obligation to buy anything or sign anything during an initial conversation.
The purpose is to discuss our expectations and hopefully agree to move forward with a commissioned artwork.
Once we agree on a general size and theme, we can begin to outline the price and a timeframe for work to be completed.
How long does it take to finish?
The time it takes to complete a composition varies depending on the size and complexity of the design.
Deadlines and delivery dates can be negotiated. The final price may be increased for rushed completion. The completion date will be determined once both parties agree on the overall design and size of the artwork.
Can you create a design based on a photo?
Yes, but there are limitations. I cannot create artwork based on a copyrighted photo, licensed design or another artist’s work unless the copyright holder provides written permission.
During our initial conversation, we may discuss options or interpretations of photos in order to agree on the best approach.
Can I see the design before you begin?
Yes. I will provide an initial drawing before production begins on the final artwork.
At that point we will have another conversation to make sure our expectations for the project are in line with each other. This is the time to address any concerns or changes in the design.
What materials do you use, is it only spray paint?
I use many different materials when painting depending on the job.
I often use purely spray paint for my personal projects but for jobs that need to be done in doors or have a traditional feel to them I try to limit the use of spray paint. This also helps to reduce fumes and messy paint dust which can stay air born well after the job is finished and settle in unwanted areas.
I like to incorporate a mix of media as I find this gives a different affect to my work and is also less limiting than just using the one media.
Some graffiti will be a bit of a cliché and unsuitable for your project.
I feel Graffiti and street art has evolved and is becoming more contemporary so I don't like to label my work under one category. I still have aspects of a graffiti style to my work but the commissions I enjoy the most get me to push the boundaries of what I create, I see using different media as a way of doing this.
How do I commission a canvas?
In exactly the same way as commissioning a mural, contact me with your request and we can discuss your ideas.
The design costs and process is also the same, £150 flat rate per image, with 2 sets of changes by the client (Additional changes charged at £50.)
The only difference is canvasses will be priced per square inch rather than by square foot.
Melbourne Victory fc
Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix
BBC West Midlands
Estee Lauder. Jo Malone
London 2012 Olympics. Samsung
Birmingham City University
Birmingham City Council
Trebor Cadbury chocolate
Bellow are some older videos of past commissions done during my stay in Australia.