Commission a Religious ARTIST
For over 25 years, I've worked extremely hard to establish myself as one of today's most accomplished professional religious artists. I've been sought after by many religious organizations, charities, parishes and private collectors around the world who were looking for Old Master styled work that was both traditional and strongly narrative. Sadly, most religious art created today is void of passion, understanding of the subject matter, and the drama and reverence required to stir the desired emotion. Most Catholic artists who delve into this very small niche are inexperienced and ill-equipped to produce the traditionally styled work that most desire and associate with the Church. Sadly, the lack of experience shows and the modern, illustrated work falls flat. The argument can be made that we no longer build Gothic cathedrals of the past but I would counter that even though we've modernized the church, we shouldn't settle for subpar, uninspired religious paintings that fail to invoke reflection. Without the drama and strong character narratives, the Biblical stories and those of the martyrs and saints are less powerful and inspiring. It's my desire to not only create beautiful paintings but to inspire deep, prayerful reflection that beautifies and illustrates the complexities of the Christian faith.
When searching the web for religious artists for hire, you want an artist that not only holds their standard to a high level of quality but someone who can adapt to challenging circumstances. Furthermore, you want an artist who is both professional and courteous. From the signing of the contract to the delivery of your painting, you want to work with an artist that is capable of handling all of your concerns. This isn't a job for an artist right out of art school - it requires years of refined skill and experience. For over two decades, I've provided quality service to clients around the world and have NEVER missed a deadline. No matter what your needs of your church may be, no matter how impossible they may seem, I will strive to exceed them. I'm able to provide churches and private individuals with virtual mock-up designs of how my paintings will look in their space well before I even pick up a paintbrush. If you so desire, I can even create a custom tabernacle frame for your painting if it is to be used on an altar or shrine. These aren't options commonly extended from most religious artists. Most of all, I strive to provide exceptional customer service that removes the stress from commissioning such a sacred piece of art. Because of these high standards, I've acquired many satisfied clients who've become enthusiastic, repeat customers. These clients are always happy to refer me to other parishes, friends, and family and that's the greatest and most satisfying compliment I can receive. I look forward to working with you and creating an heirloom painting that's certain to captivate its viewers for years to come.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: Do I have to be local to commission a painting from you?
A: No. You can commission me from anywhere in the world. In fact, there are many clients I haven't had the privilege of meeting due to location. We can do 100% of our business via the phone and the internet.
Q: What payment methods do you accept?
A: I accept all major credit cards, PayPal and bank wire transfer for all payments. I'll first send you a contract with the details of the project for you to sign. At that time, you can make your payment. Upon receipt, I will send you a confirmation. Payments for commissioned work are in full at the start of the project.
Q: Could you provide references? I'm ready to proceed with the project but I'd like some feedback from some of your former clients.
A: I'd be more than happy to provide you with references. I have many satisfied customers who'd be happy to share their experiences and attest to the quality of my product and the extent of my customer service. Don't hesitate to ask!
Q: Once the finished painting or drawing is finished how will it be shipped?
A: All drawings are shipped in a rolled tube or stiff envelope. They'll be sent USPS and I will provide you with a tracking number once they are mailed. All paintings are shipped either USPS or FedEx. All work will be insured during shipment. Small paintings will be shipped in a padded and double reinforced cardboard box. Large paintings and international shipments will be shipped in a custom wooden crate I will build. All shipping fees will be included in the initial contract.
Q: I have a very tight deadline and I'm not sure you can paint or draw my commission in time.
A: Always ask me first. Unlike many artists, I'm not afraid of a challenge. In my 25 years, I have never missed a deadline for a client. I've taken on some enormous projects during my career and never once sacrificed my artistic standards for the sake of a deadline. Don't assume I can't do it without asking. I've been doing this long enough to know what is possible and how to achieve it.
Q: If my painting gets some dust on it can I wipe it off?
A: Yes, all of my work is museum quality done in oil paints. If the painting has been on your wall for a year or so and you notice it getting dusty you can wipe it off with a damp cloth or Viva paper towels since they don't have any fibers. Your oil portrait is protected with two coats of retouch damar varnish which will protect the paint from any harm. However, DO NOT ever touch the painted surface because the oils on your hands will damage the surface. This is why you're never allowed to touch a painting in an art museum.
Q: Will I receive any paperwork for the artwork I've purchased?
A: Yes. I provide all of my clients with a Bill of Sale and a Certificate of Authenticity. This is the necessary paperwork you can provide your insurance company or appraiser to validate the value of the artwork you've purchased. Bear in mind the value of your artwork will continue to appreciate and this paperwork should be stored in a safe, fireproof place.