Other Painting Commissionslandscape | still life | maritime



A favorite location, property, or vista preserved in oil paint on canvas; Elizabeth Whelan will work with you to create a work of art that has personal meaning.

Still Life

Often a painting for a professional includes themes which appeal to a type of career, have historical meaning, or promote certain interests and values.


Elizabeth Whelan's many years of coastal living and boating of all kinds lend accuracy and authenticity to the details of sail, power, wind and water.

Commissioning a painting

Elizabeth Whelan accepts commissions for paintings of all types, including portraits, landscapes, still life, and 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.

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, so send Elizabeth your information and she will be able to give you a good estimate.

A commissioned painting is one of the most unique gifts a person can receive. Share the pleasure of owning an original work of art.

After you decide on the details of the commission, a 50% deposit is required upfront with the remainder due upon delivery. Elizabeth will create a small color study to show you composition and general color scheme before starting on the final painting. Paintings can be delivered in person on Martha's Vineyard, or shipped nationally and internationally.