to commission a painting

Each Abundare artwork is one-of-a-kind. When we create a piece of Celtic scriptural art together, that painting will be unique and deeply personal, created especially for whoever it is intended for.
Many of us have a favourite verse or prayer which resonates deeply with us: perhaps it is a verse that changed our life or carried us through the years. 
More than being just a painting, this piece of living art - for we know that Word of God is alive and powerful - will give them something wonderful and uplifting to reflect upon, day by day. It will be something to encourage them, something to inspire them.
If this idea resonates with you as a wonderful way to show someone how much they are appreciated, the steps below outline the process of commissioning such a artwork.

Consultation

  • we arrange a date when we are both free

  • we meet up for a coffee and a chat (this may be a Video Call if distance is an obstacle)

  • at this initial meeting we will: 

    • share your hopes and reasons behind the commission

    • discuss the text and preferred translation

    • discuss design options - border style, colour, size etc

    • I take notes

  • if, after our conversation, you feel that you wish to commission an artwork, we will then proceed to the Commissioning Phase

Creation

  • At home I invite Ruach haKodesh (the Holy Spirit) to work with me in accordance with Proverbs 3:5,6 - 'in all things acknowledge him and he will direct your paths' before putting pencil, pen and ink to paper to begin the process

  • Normally the artwork should take from 2-4 weeks to complete depending upon the size; framing might take up to another month 

Commission

  • we decide upon the process - is it a surprise gift? How much do you want the recipient to know? Do you have a time limit? Do you want to give the gift yourself or do you want an unveiling ceremony? How to go about it? 

  • We finalise details:

    • style, size; frame

    • presentation (date, place, delivery, unveiling etc)

    • payment plan (normal practice is

              50% in advance with the

              remainder paid upon completion

Celebration

  • time to celebrate!

  • on the agreed date, we present the person with the completed artwork at an unveiling ceremony

  • this takes place at a pre-arranged location: this could be the person's home, a hired venue, their place of work, their church or my studio 

Contact

Location: London, UK

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Tel:     00 44 7505 521934

Email: ​info@abundare.co.uk

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