Custom Paintings & Illustrations For Personal Use
Have you been thinking about how to personalize a room in your abode and infuse a bland wall with the calming energies of an uplifting painting created just for you? Thinking about something even more special? Explore these ideas:
1. CUSTOM PAINTINGS
Below: Set of two timeless, abstract Edible Botanicals mixed-media, watercolor paintings
Maybe you're thinking of sharing a family recipe as a great gift? Or, you simply want to add your own authentic, meaningful and unique touch to your kitchen's decor?
|Empanada Recipe Illustration||Fermented Radish Food Illustration|
3. TRAVEL MEMORIES
What about trying to capture the essence of your fantastic travel memories in a whimsical or atmospheric artwork that transcends your travel photographs?
|Fish Tacos at The French Meadow Cafe & Bakery - Minneapolis, Minnesota|
Let us, at United Wanderlust, help you bring about something really SPECIAL INTO THE WORLD with a dash of uplifting, abstracted, stylized or magically realistic art.
For example, here's how the process might work for creating art around your travel memories:
- You provide a selection of your top 5-10 clear, high-quality photograph you've taken from your travels and escapades. In these photos, there's something, an experience, an idea, a mood or an object you wish to capture and remember. Watch the quick demo below:
- Note: Any portraits or figurative work are painted in a highly abstracted or stylized style similar to, but not exactly like, the samples below.
|Destination Diaries - No Tips||Slow Travel Vietnam - Sky Boats & Sky Gods|
- You'll have the amazing opportunity to experience being part of the creative process when we discuss via email:
- the aspects of our work that resonate with you
- as well as the mood you're seeking,
- your travel experience,
- colors you enjoy the most,
- subject matter
- and the space the art will live in,
- plus the purpose for the commission.
- When applicable, the original artwork will ship via Fed Ex or USPS, with a tracking number for you to follow your art, as the painting makes its way to you.
- Custom artwork is typically shipped flat and unframed.
SAMPLE DESIGN PROCESS
Please inquire with an email at:
hello at united wanderlust dot com
Add to the subject line: "Artist commission Request"
- Commissions take about 3 -10 weeks [more or less] depending on (among other things) size, type of commission, design calendar schedule, media used, drying times and the availability of materials ordered or on hand.
- Packaging, shipping and handling are additional. All custom artwork is typically shipped unframed via Fedex or USPS priority mail.
- Woburn, Burlington and Winchester residents in Massachussets, please inquire about scheduling a pickup of the final art in downtown Woburn Studio Cafe or the Woburn Public Library.
- Framing and matting are not offered at this time as a service.
A 50% deposit with a signed letter of agreement gets the process started. This signals to us we can confidently block out design time in the design schedule, making that time automatically unavailable to other folks.
The remaining balance is due upon completion of each scheduled milestone payment to help you keep track of your project’s progress.
- Turn around time is three  to ten  weeks for one painting depending on the complexity of the project, type of commission, schedules, media used, drying times, the availability of materials ordered etc.
- If you need your artwork sooner, we can sometime move you ahead of the queue. Rush fees are 100% of the final fee.
- A single flat fee per project. Includes:
- concept research
- reference photos
- labor etc.
- Not included are things like travel expenses, changes to the painting beyond those covered in the original proposal etc. These tend to be rare and considered on a project by project basis, as they are requested or occur. Priced hourly.
- Hourly fees* - occur for certain types of projects only:
- on-site projects or site-specific ones like murals, door art, visual reportage documentation, urban sketching events etc. (per diem rates)
- those that require travel for research.
- change orders
- and anything else beyond items already included in the original proposal and letter of agreement.
- hourly fees are calculated per hour in these types of cases and are charged at $100/hour.
The physical Original Art is the property of the client who commissions an original illustration or painting on canvas, wooden panel or paper.
Whereas the client is granted the right to own the artwork commissioned in perpetuity, the ARTIST retains and owns ALL of the copyright of the art and its derivatives.
Additionally, if you'd like to receive archival prints of your artwork for personal use, let’s talk. Print prices varies depending on the size of the order.
2018 -2022 CUSTOM ART PRICING SAMPLES*
*Please keep in mind each person actual final pricing will depend on a variety of factors including but not limited to: size, deadline, complexity, type of art etc.
- One family recipe illustration at 8"x 10', 11"x15", 12"x 18" start at:
- One travel-inspired painting or illustration 8" x 10", 11" x 15", 24" x 18" start at:
- May include cover, text break down, interior pages, page pattern, credit page illustration or jacket. ( 10 - 32 pages)
- One residential, door art (indoor) start at:
- Minor wall prep and sealant included.
- *Travel fees are additional to the total project fee and are set for the year. Per Diem Rate details below:
- A flat, Per Diem Rate is applied and follows the guidelines of the US General Services Administration [GSA] Per Diem Rates. Includes housing, meals and incidentals and will vary depending on site location. When a specific per diem rate is not available for your location, these general rates will apply, for example, in Massachusetts:
- Meals & Incident: $59 per day
- Lodging: $96 per night
- Transportation from and to locations (e.g. flights, trains, ferries, rental cars etc.). Varies depending on travel distances.
***NOTE: transportation needed to shop for additional material or deliveries is not included in transportation expenses to/from the site.
When additional materials need to be ordered, delivered or shopped for during an on-site project in progress, they will be invoiced to the client separately when they occur.
For more details, check out the FAQ’s section under Custom Art & Illustrations for Personal Use or Commercial Use. Review things likes Cancellation Policies, Rush Fees, Usage Rights, disclosures regarding hand-painted, traditional paints such as Watercolor, Ink, Gouache and other boring, but very important, need-to-know goodies.
We very much look forward to learning about your project. Serious inquiries will receive a follow up email within 24 business hours, Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm EST, in the order they are received.”
Please INCLUDE in the CONTACT FORM at the bottom of the page:
- The type of artwork you're seeking. Ex: An abstract watercolor painting based on your travels for a bedroom, a large food illustration for your kitchen gallery wall, a recipe illustration, door art for the coat closet, an illustrated memoir to gift to a family member for a special occation etc.
- The person the art is meant for. Ex: adult or child, a gifts for a foodies, a gardener or yourself etc.
- The number of illustrations or artwork needed needed.
- Your deadline.
- Your budget.
Help us get back to you as quickly as possible with the relevant information.
We appreciate the help!
|Fruit/Nature Watercolor Illustration
||Cupcake Watercolor Illustration|
|Art Journal | White Mountain Creamery - Boston
||Acrylic Painting | Universe #31 Absolute Magnitude Kepler|
SEE RECENT ARTWORK SOLD
|Blue Crush Canyon||Antigua in Blue|
|Fermented Radish||King's Palace|
|Frozen Planet||Cosmos Magentus|
A selection of artwork SOLD in the past five years:
|Antigua in Blue||Antigua in Pink|
|Lotus Flower||Psychedelic Crab|
|Dick Blick Art Exhibition||Made At MCAD|
|The Illustration Conference | Red Bull House of Art||Food Ways Exhibition|
|Exhibition - Les Femme Folles||ArtsyShark.com Artist Showcase - "Sky Mountains "
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Universe series #16 - Phoenix Conjunction &
Universe series #17 - Blue Crush Canyon
Two 5"x 7" abstract paintings in 8" x 10" frames