Nothing completes a space like original artwork. Barbara would love to work with you to create custom art just for your home or interior design project.
Often Barbara has clients who tell her which pieces of her works they like (and why), and they share with her exactly what they would like her to change to make it their own special piece.
The process is very case-to-case basis and Barbara ALWAYS makes it work no matter how hard it is to decide what you may or may not want.
PAINTING SIZE AND TYPE
Which paintings from my portfolio are you most drawn to?
Example: Abstract, Bold, Calm, Thought-Provoking.
Where are you going to hang it , what is the best size for the spot?
What color palette and style are you most drawn to?
Example: grayscale, indigo blues, sunset reds, black/white, layers texture.
What mood would you like your painting to convey?
Example: calming, moody, dark, bright, passion, movement, serenity, raw etc.
Why is a commissioned work more expensive than other work of the artist?
Working on commission — creating a specific work of art that someone asks the artist to make — is completely different from working for yourself where the artist makes whatever they want to make without any input or influence from others. Making a work of art for yourself is solo act; producing a work of art on commission for someone else is a relationship — a partnership between the artist and that person. Never confuse the two. This is much more stressfull for most artists and it often takes more hours to make the art and to discuss what is expected to create the right painting for you the client. This is what makes a commission such a special one of a kind piece of art.
Barbara helped select a photograph of our beloved boat Kermode 111. She then created a phenomenal painting that was to be a special gift and to commemorate a milestone birthday. Barbara worked under immense pressure to compete project for the big day but without out compromise to her exacting standards. This prized piece simply exceeded all expectations and will be cherished for many years to come.
We commissioned a triptych reflecting our experience of the serenity and beauty of our desert surroundings in California. What I thought I wanted and what now graces our wall in Vancouver were two very different things. Barbara was very patient and experimented with several ideas for us and went ahead to create a thoughtful and beautiful rendition of our view of the Chocolate Hills in Bermuda Dunes. . Barbara is a talented, thoughtful and creative artist who can create a meaningful piece that will suit any taste and setting.