commissions & licensing artwork

A commission can be something as simple as creating a new original piece based on one of my existing works, or something as complex as creating a series of designs to be manipulated and used for more commercial purposes. You can either have a very strong vision of what you’d like to suit your space, or simply a feeling, place, palette, even a quotation or lyric, that can be used initially to spark a process of creative enquiry along All Is Not Lost art’s inimitable alchemical style.

Once we’ve spoken about the initial idea the process usually works like this:

 
 
 'Murmur' Ink, bleach and gold leaf on paper. 100 x 100 cm bespoke framed. Customer commission.

'Murmur' Ink, bleach and gold leaf on paper. 100 x 100 cm bespoke framed. Customer commission.

 

We’ll either talk via phone, email or Skype about your idea or we can arrange a time to visit the studio or one of my shows. Before this meeting (or conversation) it is helpful for us both if you have some idea of your budget, a delivery date and any other pertinent points that I’ll need to take into consideration.


This meeting is where we’ll put our heads together and take as long as necessary to get to the exact nature of your idea. At this stage, we can exchange images of previous works or points of inspiration, to get an idea of your preferences and then I’ll probably get out my sketch pad and make some quick sketches, which I will take away, develop and email over to you.


 House of Tai Ping carpet design.   Read more here.

House of Tai Ping carpet design.

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Following this, I’ll draw up a more formal design based on any further tweaks you may have suggested and fully price the commission based on materials, make and design time and any other factors that we’ve agreed on, such as framing.

Hopefully I'll have captured your vision, but if not, don’t worry, I’ll keep working at it until you’re happy and if necessary we can get together again to talk it over once more.


 Creme De La Mer Limited Edition Cosmos design.   Read more here.

Creme De La Mer Limited Edition Cosmos design.

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When all is agreed and you’re entirely happy with the designs and price, I will request a 30% deposit which formalises the agreement. The balance becomes due when the piece is complete and ready for you to either collect or be delivered.


The time a commission takes varies, depending upon its complexity but I will keep you informed and involved every step of the way.


And so, there is the commission process laid bare .. any other questions, queries, or thoughts; do not hesitate to get in touch.