Commissions

Looking To Own An Extraordinary Painting That's Just Right For You?    
My clients will tell you that you're in the right place!  I create dynamic, expressive works of art and I love to paint commissions!
Finding a painting you love is one thing, and finding the right size is yet another!  Save endless hours of shopping, and commission your own original work of art today.  Your satisfaction is guaranteed!  See the process and read what my happy patrons have to say!
The Process
  • You will tell me what you are looking for both in content and size.  If we are both confident that our   vision is in line with each other, we will proceed with a contract.   
  • I collect half of the purchase price from you. 
  • You provide any color charts or items with colors in them that you want me to include in the painting.  I do a work up sketch and present colors for your approval.  
  • You will receive updates and photos of the painting as it develops.  I gladly accept and want input  from you right up until the final approval.  
  • After your approval, I will ask for the final payment on your painting.  If you need the painting shipped to you, my shipper will pack, insure and ship your painting to your doorstep. 

36"x36 Commissioned Painting: "Symphonic Splendor"   

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The following comments are from the patron who commissioned, "Symphonic   Splendor":
"As first time art commissioners, we were a bit nervous initially to approach an artist and start the process. However, after the first  conversation with Jill, we immediately felt at ease. She let us know that she would be open to color choices and input from us throughout the whole process, and she meant it.  We had several meetings and communications with Jill to discuss the project overall, choose colors, review the sketches, and of course view the final product. There was never a point in the process where we didn’t know what was going to happen next. In the end, we couldn’t be happier with the piece.  She took our vague descriptions and varied color palette and turned it into a beautiful work of art. We can’t wait to hang it as the centerpiece in our brand new home!".    Mandy and Adam C. -  Atlanta, GA
Mandy found me through the internet and gave me a call.  I invited Mandy and Adam to my studio to see my work in person and to discuss their vision for a commission.  After they decided to move forward, Mandy emailed me a color chart reflecting her desired colors.  
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I worked up a color chart with my acrylic paints and invited Mandy to my studio to see them in person.  Mandy brought me a pottery piece with the colors she wanted in the painting.  


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I submitted three drawings to them via email and they chose this one. 






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Since this was to be such an important design piece for their home, I painted a preliminary 18”x18” painting for Mandy and Adam to preview.  I wanted to be sure that my artistic vision was in line with what they desired.  Both Mandy and Adam came to my studio to see it.  They absolutely loved it and I was able to start the final 36”x36” painting. 

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When I completed the painting, both Adam and Mandy returned to my studio to give the final approval.  I was delighted.  They loved it!

THE FINISHED PAINTING!


Commissioned Painting "Absolute Joy" 36"x36"
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“We began to work with Jill on a commission to put in the mountain house that we are building, never dreaming that we would end up with a painting that invokes such Absolute Joy!  We talked with Jill several times to convey what we feel when we visit the property we purchased, and  Patron comment:she understood what we wanted very early in the process. Her ability to translate our words into emotion was unfathomable and resulted in a masterpiece that we will enjoy for many years.  As we picked up the painting, I swear I saw a tear as she reluctantly gave up a piece of her heart.” Ken Manford & Jeffrey Roach - Decatur GA / Hayesville NC
Ken and Jeffrey have been clients of mine since Ken walked into my gallery five years ago and purchased a 36”x36” original aspen tree painting as a gift for Jeffrey.  Last year, they commissioned a second aspen tree painting for their new home in Decatur.  In December, Ken emailed me about a vacation home they were building on top of a mountain with spectacular views.  They wanted to commission me to paint something that would be the focal point inside their home.  I sent them a photo that my sister took in the nearby mountains of a river below.  Since they had such wonderful views on top of the mountain, I thought they might want a painting to remind them of the beauty below.  They loved the idea and photo, and told me to proceed.  I feel honored they have such trust in me to send a check without ever speaking to me on the phone.  This was all done through email correspondence.
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I painted a small painting to work out my colors.  I sent a photo of the painting to Ken and got his feedback.  He told me that he wanted this painting to be about the water and that he wanted the painting to be rich with color.  They only wanted yellow to be used as an accent color on the main tree.  Below is a sampling of the photos that I sent to Ken for feedback. 

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 I sent this to my client to show him the beginning of his painting.
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This is an example of a photo I would have sent to show the hues in the water and the background.  Ken wanted deeper greens in the woods and I was happy to accommodate!

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Commissioned Painting "Canton Street" 36"x36"
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"My husband and I lived in East Cobb for nearly two years, and fell in love with Roswell.  When we recently moved to Denver, Colorado, we wanted to take a piece of Roswell with us to our new home as we knew we'd miss Roswell dearly.  Once arriving in Denver, we found the perfect spot over the fireplace to place a lasting memento of our favorite spot in the heart of Roswell. Knowing of Jill's work, we commissioned her to paint a picturesque part of Roswell, and we are so glad we found her and asked her to paint this lasting memory for us!  Jill brought Canton Street to life in masterful detail and elegant style - and allowed for our input on the commission every step of the way.  While we were managing much of the process from afar in Denver - via email and phone calls - Jill put together a fantastic painting that captured everything we were looking for.  What's more is that Jill gave us insights into her work process every step of the way - she truly collaborated with us and valued our input.  The experience of working with her was excellent.  From her taking the initial photo of the Canton Street spot we had identified, throughout the prototyping, and to the finished product, we couldn't have been happier with how things went.  Upon receiving our painting in Denver (and the shipping process was handled with true TLC), we fell in love with the painting of the little place we enjoyed so much.  Thanks to Jill for an outstanding piece of artwork that brought our memorable place to life, along with an exceptional working process and a wonderful overall experience in commissioning our Roswell masterpiece.  We are grateful to Jill for painting something we'll cherish forever".  - Lesley and Josh Disbrow - Denver, Colorado
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I started this commission by taking numerous photos of Historic Canton Street.  My clients loved this shot of their favorite restaurant.  
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They wanted my colorful spin incorporated into my painting.  So, I manipulated the photo I took and sent them different options to choose from.  They had a specific color palette that they wanted and this was a perfect fit for what they wanted.
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My clients sent me fabrics from their upholstery and I worked out my color palette to include the colors that would bring their entire room together.  I sent my palette chart to them for their approval.  They loved it!
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Before I started on the 36"x36" painting, I painted a preliminary 20"x20" painting.  My clients loved the piece, gave input on any changes they wanted and I proceeded to the 36"x36" canvas.  I sold the smaller first painting to a local client who went on to also commission another companion piece!