Chris works closely with corporate and private clients, creating original abstract artworks for specific needs.
Simply choose the size you want for your painting or drawing.
Chris works with any standard size canvas or can have a custom size created if you desire. Also, you can have your painting on one single canvas/panel, or you can choose to have your painting created on multiple canvases/panels. You choose the size, and Chris will make it a reality. The cost of your painting depends on the size of your painting. The larger the painting, the higher the cost. For price reference, please check the table below (Prices are subject to change without any notice.)
Chris will create a drawing of any size up to standard poster board size (22” x 28”). The cost of your drawing does not necessarily depend on the size of your drawing, but the estimated amount of time your drawing will take to complete. Some of Chris’ drawings have taken him up to 80 – 100 hours to finish. (Prices are quoted on an individual basis.)
Colors, Styles, and Mediums:
Chris works with all colors. Typically, clients choose the colors of the painting to match the accent of the room where the painting will hang, however you could do anything. Some clients choose to have the painting completely stand out by having the colors break from the room’s accent. There are so many possibilities for an abstract piece.
Chris’ style of painting is unique. View his artwork page to get the feel of his style.
Chris prefers to work with oil paints, but will work with acrylics if you desire. Chris refuses to use watercolors.
With abstract, Chris understands it can be quite difficult to describe what the exact style it is you are looking for. A recommendation is: You may find it easy to pull pages from magazines, and other publications, of something you like or would like to base your ideas off of. Chris refuses to copy any image outright, but these images tend to help the communication process of your vision.
Colors & Styles:
The best way to get his feel of style is to view his artwork page.
Chris works with ink pen, marker, pencil, and pastel.
Framed Work or Unframed Work:
It is recommended that all paintings be framed, but this is only a recommendation. A frame only enhances the beauty of the piece. You can choose to have Chris have the painting framed, or you can commission your own framing workshop to do the work. If you choose Chris to have the piece framed, he uses only a reputable framing company located locally in his area. They do beautiful work and are reasonably priced. Chris does not make any profit off of the frames, and the receipt from the frame shop will be made out in your name and given to you with the painting. Frame prices vary, but are typically between $100 - $300 for paintings under 36” x 36”.
The above framing information for paintings pretty much stays the same here, however, framing is even more of a recommendation. Matting is recommended as well.
Once you and Chris have come up with your painting or drawing description details, and a price has been negotiated, 50% of the total cost is expected to start the commission. There are a few ways this can happen. The first way, and most common, is to send Chris a check for the 50% deposit. You would write “Painting Commission” on the checks memo line. Once Chris receives the check, and the check has cleared, he will email you a “Receipt of Deposit” and then start your painting or drawing. The second way is to give Chris your credit card information. Once this is done, Chris would charge the 50% deposit to your card, email you the “Receipt of Deposit” and then start your painting or drawing. The third way is to meet with Chris face to face. Whichever way you prefer to pay, Chris will start your commission immediately after the deposit.
Completing Your Painting or Drawing:
Depending on the size of your painting, it could take Chris from 2 hours up to 2 – 3 weeks to complete the piece. During the process of painting your work, from sketching, all the way to the completion of your piece, you will receive pictures so you can see the progress. This information, in some cases, is important for the provenance of the piece and for insurance purposes. If during the process there is something you would like to change, it is very important to let Chris know as soon as you can, so he can make the necessary adjustments. Since Chris works mostly with oils, it is imperative to know early if there is something you would like to change. You will get Chris’ direct cell phone number when you purchase a piece through him, so you will have no problem getting a hold of him if you have any questions or concerns.
Once the painting is completed, Chris will send you a finial picture for your approval. Once the painting is approved, and if the painting was completed with oil paints, the painting will need to relax in the “drying room” for up to 2 months. Chris tends to use thick layers of oil paints to create his trademark look, and oils tend to take longer to dry than acrylic paints. If the painting is done in acrylics, drying time usually takes less than 3 days. Once the painting is dry, it then is ready to be framed and/or shipped.
Depending on the details of your drawing, it could take Chris from 30 days up to 6 months or even longer to complete the piece (this duration of time would be estimated at the time of deciding what kind of drawing you are looking for.) During the process of drawing your work, from sketching, all the way to the completion of your piece, you will receive pictures so you can see the progress. This information, in some cases, is important for the provenance of the piece and for insurance purposes. If during the process there is something you would like to change, it is very important to let Chris know as soon as you can, so he can make the necessary adjustments. Since Chris works mostly with ink, it is imperative to know early if there is something you would like to change. You will get Chris’ direct cell phone number when you purchase a piece through him, so you will have no problem getting a hold of him if you have any questions or concerns.
Once the drawing is completed, Chris will send you a finial picture for your approval. Once the drawing is approved, it then becomes ready to be matted and framed and/or shipped.
Matting and/or Framing Your Piece:
As stated in the above, under “Framed Work or Unframed Work”, It is recommended that your artwork gets framed, and if you choose to hire your own framing workshop to do the work, the below would not apply to you. If you decide to have Chris hire his framing workshop to do the work, Chris will go over all the details between the different style of frames and the costs. Chris understands that color or stain of your frame is important to you, and he can send you as many pictures and/or samples of frames you need to help you in deciding which one works the best. Once you pick the frame of choice, payment in full is required in order to get your piece framed. The framing receipt from the frame workshop is made out in your name and you will receive it when your work arrives.
Final Payment and Shipping:
In order to ship your painting or drawing, the second and final 50% must be paid before shipping occurs (shipping is free anywhere in the United States, except for certain areas of Hawaii and Alaska.) Once the final payment has been made, Chris will carefully pack your painting or drawing and ship it directly to you. Chris does not spare in packing materials, ensuring your piece will arrive to you in mint condition. All paintings and drawings are shipped via USPS, UPS, or FedEx. Your piece also leaves the studio with insurance coverage added for your protection.