commissions pet animal dog cat horse painting elizabeth r whelanElizabeth 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.

Commissioned painting fees (pets/marine/landscape/still life/other) start at $540 for an 11" x 14" painting. For portraits of people and post-humous paintings, please see the Portrait Fees page for guidelines. For any commission, please contact Elizabeth Whelan directly for an estimate, as fees vary according to size, complexity, and subject matter. You can email her at, or phone 508-560-0083.

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.commissions marine maritime boats painting elizabeth r whelan cape cod boston martha's vineyard nantucket massachusetts

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.

cat painting commission portrait elizabeth r whelan martha's vineyard edgartown massachusetts bostonWhenever 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.