An artist is hired to paint a piece of artwork specifically for a client that is unique to that clients needs, is an original work of art, and in keeping with the artist's own particular style.
How do you select an artist?
Begin by seeing the artist's work both in person if possible, and a portfolio or website. If the artist has a wide range of skills and variations of style, the possiblities are endless. If not, you can expect the work to be similar to something they've already created.
How do you get started?
Arrange a meeting at the location you wish to hang the art so the artist can get all the information they need about the space, size, decor... I like to make a color palette on site to refer to while I paint. After discussing ideas and preferences, the artist will prepare a contract and a payment schedule along with a detailed concept for approval. Once a deposit is received, the artist can begin work.
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Do all artist do commissions?
No, many artists are not comfortable with this process while others enjoy the challenge and reward of fulfilling a clients ideal art wishes.
Is it just for the wealthy or large business?
Not at all. Bjorgum doesn't charge more for custom pieces and a budget and payment plan can be considered in the contract. The price varies according to size and complexity. Generally, it's a 3-part payment (deposit, progress, and final payment upon completion).
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