Wedding and Birth Commissions...........

I also make commissions to celebrate the most wonderful events in life - getting married or having a baby! They are really lovely to make as they are such a special and unique way to mark such an important event and become precious heirlooms to hand on. These commissions are montages of combining special places together - the place where the wedding took place, the reception venue as well as important words and details. You can see the berries and foliage that were used in the bouquet in the commission on the left above. Prices start from £500 but I quote individually on each commission as the complexity of the piece can differ with each commission.

What happens next - the commission process:

Stage 1:

Simply contact me via email or telephone to initially talk about your ideas for the commission. This stage is really important as we get to pin down things like size, price, framed or unframed, specific details to be included as well as the deadline. I may need you to provide a range of photographs of a venue, or I might be able to visit the venue if it is near to me. Please allow 8 weeks before the wedding to start this process as I often have a waiting list for commissions. 30% of the commission price is due at this stage as a deposit via cheque/BACS or Paypal.

Stage 2:

I then prepare three sketches of the proposed composition of the commission which I then email to you for you to choose one design. If there are things that need adjusting or tweaking, then this is the stage to really it right as its from these sketches I will develop the commission collage.

Stage 3:

The cutting and making begins! I can send you progress pictures if you would like, though people often wait for the excitement of the big reveal. Whatever you would like, I am happy to do. When the piece is completed, I send the commission via Royal Mail Guaranteed (it will need a signature) to your selected address and the final remainder payment (70%) will then be due. This can be paid as before by cheque/BACS or Paypal. The commission is usually unframed (additional charge and delivery applied to framed works) and supplied in a window mount using an off white archival mount card, ready to slip into a frame.

Commissions usually measure 40 x 50 cm mounted size or 60 x 80 cm mounted size.