Elizabeth Whelan accepts commissions for paintings of all types, including portraits, landscapes, still life, pets and animals, and nautical/marine/maritime themes. Possible occasions for a personally commissioned painting include birthdays and holiday gifts; to commemorate a special occasion or remember a special place; to honor an individual or favorite pet.
She also paints posthumous paintings of both humans and animals, as well as historic recreations and historical figures.
The process is simple and starts with a conversation by phone or email to discuss the project, timeline, and cost. The price for a commissioned painting can vary greatly from one subject or size to the next depending on the request.
Elizabeth works from her studio on Martha's Vineyard (not far from Boston, Massachusetts) and can ship your painting anywhere around the globe including all the US states, Canada, the UK, Ireland, and Europe.
A commissioned painting is one of the most unique gifts a person can receive. Share the pleasure of owning an original work of art.
For all commissions including gift certificates, a 50% deposit is required upfront with the remainder due upon delivery.
For gift certificates, the deposit for the desired painting is paid upfront, and Elizabeth will send you a gift certificate to present to the recipient.
Whenever possible, Elizabeth Whelan likes to take her own reference images to create your oil painting. However, she understands completely that this is not always practical or possible, so if you have photos you would like her to use, feel free to email them when you inquire about the commission.
Elizabeth Whelan is very interested in your ideas for the painting and considers commissions to be an opportunity to collaborate.
After she develops a composition based on your criteria, Elizabeth will create a small sketch to show you the suggested approach before starting on the final painting.
Paintings can be delivered in person on Martha's Vineyard, or shipped nationally and internationally. Shipping and framing fees are extra.