Commissions

Of course we’d seen David’s work before commissioning him to paint our beloved chocolate labs, Mabel & Molly, so we fully expected to be satisfied with the results. Hard to describe how much he exceeded our expectations. Probably because David’s work is about more than results. He shares his process. We saw the paintings come to life in layers: sketches…colors…shades…heart & soul. So now we have this stunningly beautiful art we commissioned, holding a connection we never imagined.
— Fred & Vicky H. | Ashland OR
 Charlie

Charlie

 Lena

Lena

 The Horn Family

The Horn Family

 La Jolla House - Murphy

La Jolla House - Murphy

 Mabel

Mabel

 Sophie   

Sophie

 

 Eric

Eric

 Sabre & Morgan

Sabre & Morgan

COMMISSIONS

Interested in commissioning a drawing or painting? Send me an email. We can discuss your idea, or collaborate on one together.

PROCESS

I prefer to work from photographs for commissions, and like to take them myself if possible. This allows me to control the light, background, etc. That being said, I've also worked from photos provided to me. It all depends on the concept and what you're after.

You can be as involved in the process as you like. Some like to see every stage, from sketch to finished piece, while others prefer a big reveal at the end. Whatever you want. It's cool with me.

COST

Commission costs are negotiated on an individual basis. Each artwork is unique with it's own set of requirements such as size, number of subjects, background detail, materials, etc. The combination of these elements determines the overall price. 

A deposit of half the agreed price is to be paid at the beginning of the commission. The remainder to be paid when the painting is delivered.

My 80 year old father has two beautiful german shepherds who are pretty much his 2nd round of children. They are his nearest and dearest companions in life. Last year, as Christmas was approaching, I was searching for the perfect gift for my father who is not the easiest to buy for. Then a friend told me about David’s paintings and I jumped at the opportunity. After emailing and submitting some photos of the dogs - so began an incredible journey towards one of the most extraordinary gifts I have ever given.. anyone. David sent photos of work-in-progress and it was truly magical watching the transformation from a sketch to the final masterpiece. Come Christmas morning it was a spectacular moment, my father was so surprise, so moved and absolutely delighted. But what is most meaningful about this gift is that it portrays the dogs in action walking the property, which he just recently sold. Now he has a piece that will forever remind him of the fond memories of walking the dogs on the property that he called home for over 25 years. Thank you David, this gift is priceless.
— Lara W. | Los Angeles
Several years ago, after seeing some fantastic paintings David did for a friend, I knew I had to have one. He painted a remarkable still life of my favorite room in the house, complete with my dog Murphy. I couldn’t know then how important this painting would be to me. I’ve since moved from that home, leaving behind many memories, but now this painting is the piece of art in my current home that everyone is drawn to. I believe it is already a family heirloom, and it won’t be the last painting I commission from David!
— Becky R. | La Jolla CA