Commissions and Special Orders
I undertake commissions and special orders and would be happy to discuss any ideas you may have. I would love to work with you to produce something as a gift or for a particular setting.
One of my early commissions was this acrylic piece ‘Enlightenment is Within our Grasp’ which was the front piece for a website advertising a new book about spirituality and enlightenment. Little did I know that many (many) years later I would meet and then marry the author and that the painting would come back home to sit on the wall of my living room in Italy.
Funny world isn’t it?
A recent commission (2016) was for a new website and involved my working on a series of photographs and developing them as ‘photopaintings’ to create a series with a clear theme and linkage. The photographs for me to work with were provided by the client on this occasion.
Early in 2017 I completed a commission to design a unique greeting card for a spring wedding. I must have done a good job as they have come back and commissioned me to create another wedding card, but this time for a wedding in December!
Also in the first part of 2017, I was asked to create a scatter cushion/throw pillow using one of my existing designs. This was a special birthday gift. I was also asked to create a couple of family portraits.
I already mentioned ‘Enlightenment is Within our Grasp’ as one of my first ever commissions. Another early commission involved the design of a book cover for a book on statistics.
In early 2015 I was asked to design a set of runes for a rune readings website. The challenge here was to produce a set of runes that could be used as part of automated rune readings but also be available for sale by the website on tshirts and other items. I produced the complete set of runes and individual runes with transparent backgrounds such that the prints, tshirt and tote bag colours could be changed to suit the purchaser. You can see how the final runes looked on the rune readings site.
I have undertaken commissions for individual charities and organisations including this one for a Parkinson’s Disease charity (April 2015). This particular commission gave me the opportunity to explore a subject combining my healing art and photopainting techniques.
Having researched the subject I then explored the healing colours that might be appropriate. I used a model to pose in the typical stance of someone with Parkinsons and also again showing someone in despair being comforted. Then all of the elements were put together to create this piece that was received gratefully by the charity concerned. Prints of this image are available on at my online gallery.
I have also undertaken commissions for animal portraits using photographs and photopainting techniques. These are just two examples of my work. The first ‘Little Emmy’ is of my kitten and the second ‘Missing Daddy’ is of my dog Barnie.
How to Commission Me
If you have an idea about a commission you would like to discuss please contact me at email@example.com. If you have a photograph you would like me to work from in order to create a special gift then please note that whilst the composition of the photograph doesn’t matter so much, it does need to be in focus. If you are not sure just send me the photograph via email and I will review what can be done with it. If the commission involves a photoshoot please note that you will be charged for my time and travel expenses for taking photographs as well as any photopainting processing work I may undertake.
All images (c) Dorothy Berry-Lound 2000-2017