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Soul Kindred Stories

Symbolic Portraits

Custom Art (especially portraits) using mixed media, assemblage and found objects as my tools.
Approach

I'm responding to the intention behind the artwork and the materials required to tell that specific story it represents. A combination of styles, materials and symbols, which are incorporated into each layer of the work, help tell the story behind the story. We can use collage, assemblage and found objects as well as painting and drawing to create a portrait that digs deep and reveals the components that make up finished piece.

Consider this project a visual arts jam session.

Medium

Symbolic Portraits can be created in the following mediums and materials:

  • mixed media paintings: acrylic, watercolor and ink on archival paper, canvas or wood board
  • collage / assemblage tableau: paper, textiles, paints and objects on wood board and found supports
  • found objects sculpture: (highly flexible)
Dimensions & Pricing

Symbolic Portraits are available in a variety of sizes depending upon the project. As a guide, custom works can be created within the following dimensions and starting price ranges:

  • assemblage / found objects sculpture: inquire for a quote (highly flexible)
  • collage tableau: 8" x 10" on board ($1,000) 11 x 15 on board ($2,000) 16 x 20 on board ($3,500)
  • mixed media paintings: for example, 8" x 10" on paper ($750) 11 x 15 on paper ($1,500) 16 x 20 on paper ($2,500)
Process & Delivery

Custom art projects usually require between 4-6 weeks to complete and deliver. In order to provide the best possible quality, projects are never rushed. While completing the Inquiry Form, take a look at this year's Custom Art Schedule. If the finished work is needed sooner, a rush fee of 40% will be added to your project total.

  • Inquiry: Submit a request for custom artwork.
  • Booking: You will receive a proposal for your custom art project along with a project agreement and invoice.
  • Booked: Once the agreement is signed and the 50% retainer is paid, your project will be placed on my calendar and we're officially booked ! You will then receive an invitation to our Initial Meeting to discuss the special details that will help me deeply understand your vision.
  • Proof: You will receive a color pencil rendering of the overall idea to make sure we're on the right path. Once you approve, the creation of your piece really begins. Your project includes 1 complimentary revision throughout the process.
  • Completion: Upon receipt and approval of your final proof, the 50% project balance is due before the your work is shipped out.
Custom Art Schedule
Next round of Custom Projects begins Jan 2022. Requests accepted until Sunday, Nov 28.
SEASON WORK SCHEDULE BOOKING DEADLINE
 1  Jan-Feb   Nov 28, 2020 (Sunday)
 2  Mar-May   Feb 27 (Sunday)
 3  June-Aug   Mar 23 (Sunday)
 4  Sept-Nov *   Aug 29 (Sunday)

* Custom projects that are placed in the holiday season's schedule will be delivered no later than the first week of December to avoid delay.

TO BOOK A CUSTOM WORK
(and be added to the calendar)

Limited inquiries are accepted per year to assure that each piece receives ample studio time.
Average pricing between $1,500 - $2,500 (small, affordable projects are always welcomed)

This project also supports the making of a long awaited art exhibit / album release to launch in 2022. More to come ...

Note: Planning for work on Soul Kindred Stories begins in August and work begins in September to be delivered by the first week of December (in time for the holidays) or sooner, depending on project and special offers. Requests for earlier than usual delivery will incur a rush fee.

Due to the nature of custom artwork, purchases are final with no returns and refunds.

OTHER CUSTOM ART PROJECTS YOU MAY CHOOSE

TO BOOK A CUSTOM WORK
(and be added to the calendar)

Limited inquiries are accepted per year to assure that each piece receives ample studio time.
Average pricing between $500 - $1,500 (small, affordable projects are always welcomed)

Note: Planning for work on custom art projects begins in August and work begins in September to be delivered by the first week of December (in time for the holidays) or sooner, depending on the project and special offers. Requests for earlier than usual delivery will incur a rush fee.

Due to the nature of custom artwork, purchases are final with no returns and refunds.