I welcome opportunities to create commissioned artwork for individuals, or professional organizations. My goal in accepting commissions is for the process to be both gratifying for me as an artist and pleasurable for those who have chosen to integrate my art into their living or working environment.
1 - Email me 2-3 screen shots or jpegs of your favorite pieces of my work.
2 - Send me paint chips, fabric swatches or inspiration images -- anything that helps illustrate and communicate your vision.
3 - Once we agree on the scope of the project, you will sign a "Commission Agreement" that outlines this process, details of the piece and payment structure. I will then send you an invoice for a 50% deposit. The deposit and the signed Commission Agreement are due before work will begin.
4 - I will work on your piece for about 4-8 weeks, unless you specify a deadline.
5 - When I feel the piece is ready, I will invite you to come view it in person for the first time (if you are local), otherwise I will send several images from many angles to capture the light & texture as accurately as possible.
6 - From here, if needed, I will do 2-3 edits based on your feedback.
7 - If you are happy with your piece, I will invoice you for the balance due -- once received, I will ship or deliver your work.
8 - If you are not satisfied with the work after 3 edits, you can use your 50% deposit towards any finished piece or print in my collection.
Standard Sized (up to 40 x 50) items are shipped FedEx Ground -- If you wish to upgrade or expedite delivery, please contact me for pricing.
Large Scale (40 x 50 and up) pieces are removed from their stretcher bars, rolled and shipped in a tube via FedEx Ground to keep costs down.
Most local frame shops will be able to re-stretch the canvas to its stretcher bars for a minimal fee.
However, if you prefer, large scale pieces can be shipped FedEx Freight, simply select "Freight Deposit" as your shipping option --
this will charge you a $100 deposit, I will then contact you directly with the actual costs and balance due.
International Orders & Shipping - Please contact me directly.
Local / Fairfield County orders are welcome to come pick up or arrange a local delivery with me.
Select "No Shipping" as your shipping option and contact me to coordinate your pick-up or delivery.
**Artwork is always packed with protective paper, plastic and bubble wrap to prevent damage. After your piece is shipped, you will receive a tracking number.
Artwork Care Instructions:
Do not touch the face of the painting or try to clean or dust the artwork with a cloth or any liquids. Many of my pieces are created with soft pastels which can smear or come off if heavily rubbed. The soft pastel has been sealed with a permanent fixative but any heavy brushing, touching or rubbing could possibly smear or remove the soft pastels. If the piece needs a light dusting, only use canned air as directed or a very delicate feather duster.
Do not string or wire. All canvas and framed paper pieces must be hung off of two points from the d-rings supplied on the back of the piece. Stretcher bars & frames are made of wood, and wood can warp with a change in humidity or temperature. Hanging from two points will help ensure the pieces remains square.
Do not hang in direct sunlight and expose to water.
Framing works on canvas. Canvases with a 2” deep edge do not require a frame, however for a polished look or for slim line canvases, I recommend a Floating Frame with a slim profile in white, natural, black, gold or silver.
Framing works on paper. I prefer my pieces be framed in a very simple gallery frame in white, natural, black, gold or silver. I recommend pieces with a deckled edge (the irregular, untrimmed edge of handmade paper) be “floated” above a pure white mat in a gallery frame. I recommend pieces with clean edges be traditionally matted in pure white in a gallery frame.
You can see examples of all of the above at my framer of choice is SimplyFramed.com
All sales are final.
If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you have 7 days from the date of purchase to contact me to arrange an exchange of equal or greater value. Photos of the work are as accurate as possible, but please note that colors may differ slightly from monitor to monitor. I am more than happy to send additional photos of the work to help decide if it is the right piece for you. If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to reach out, as your happiness is most important.
All artwork is copyrighted and not for resale or reproduction, even if you purchase the original. Doing so for commercial purposes is illegal in the US. I reserve the right to reproduce or post any sold work.
I welcome pins and photos of my work on your blog, but please credit Linda Colletta with a link to my site. If you are interested in licensing or using my artwork for commercial purposes, please contact me.