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You can see the full Commission Painting Process below, meanwhile,
here are some quick answers to your questions:

• I work with clients
ALL over the world

• If you are looking for a realistic family portrait that captures a photo likeness, then I am not for you!
~ I capture the emotion, warmth, love & connection within families
in a stylized, whimsical and unique way

• no surprises ~ we stay in touch & on the same page throughout the whole process

• The process requires approximately
4-8 weeks, depending upon the size you choose

email me for sizes & prices
You CAN afford a custom original painting! The sizes start at 8x8" and prices start at $210 USD.


“Words cannot describe what I felt when I opened the box. I have been blown away by this painting, and it is more impressive in person!
You captured our relationship and my feelings perfectly.
Our nursing relationship is “beyond expectations” and so is the painting!
It is exactly what I was hoping for when I commissioned the painting. Thank you so so much!! You are a truly talented artist and a joy to work with!”
~ A.L., Dallas, TX

Here is how the process for a Commissioned Painting works:

1) You choose a canvas size that will feature your painting, see sizes below.

2) I will email a simple contract and upon approval and a down payment of half of the painting price, I will get started on your sketch.

3) I will email you a sketch loosely showing my plan for your painting – upon approval of the sketch we will move forward to the next stage, which is brown and white paint on canvas.

4) Throughout the process, I will email progress photos so we can stay on the same page with your painting. As each stage is approved I will move forward.

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5) Upon completion of your painting, I will send a final photo for your approval then I will varnish the whole surface, add a hanging wire and finish the edges of your painting.

6) The final half of the painting price (plus shipping and/or tax if applicable) is due and we will plan for delivery or shipping.

7) I will ship your painting to you. Let me know if you are located outside of the U.S. and I can give you some quotes for shipping in advance.

*The full creation process requires approximately 4-8 weeks depending upon the size you choose. However, please see the
client message below.

I'd love to email with you! Click here to send me an email to receive prices and size options, as well as any additional information you may need.

As a BONUS, I’ll include an 8×10 print of your new painting so that you can share it with friends and family.

Here are some commissions I have recently completed:

In The Arms Of A Beautiful Dream ~ created for a mother to honor her co-sleeping relationship with her daughter


Tres Angeles (Three Angels) ~ created to honor a mother expecting her second blessing


Encircled ~ created for a loving Irish mama ~ to celebrate the nursing relationship she shared with both her children


And here is my Promise To You, my client: please click to read a special message for my custom painting clients

IMPORTANT NOTE: When I create a painting for a family, I focus on capturing the emotion and connection between family members ~ instead of a photo likeness. It is important to know that your finished original painting will be less of a family portrait and more of an emotional painting with depth and heart ~ inspired by YOUR family’s members, your family’s affection, closeness and coloring.

I like to see photos in the beginning for inspiration, hair and eye color, and I like to know names and ages and anything else that is interesting about personalities. I strive to create a lovely, flowing, loving and emotional piece inspired by your family’s connection, versus a photo likeness.

Thank you for your interest. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Love & Sincerely, Katie