"We are thrilled with our works by Jennifer Hannaford. We started with a print, then an original and finally commissioned a custom work for our daughter as a gift. Jennifer worked with us throughout the entire process. What we did not expect was to receive a painting far more beautiful than the reference photo she painted from!
I commissioned the piece as birthday present for my daughter and she painted from a cherished photo of our grandson. Jennifer finished the work ahead of her deadline and delivered the work safely to our home. We are not just pleased with our purchase but consider this something that will be passed down to future generations in our family. We are looking forward to commissioning more works."
Acquiring art, especially if it is your first time, can be overwhelming. I aim to be accessible and clear throughout the process and I welcome questions of any kind. I enjoy helping my clients reach their artistic goals.
How does it start?
Starting is dependent on subject. This may require a photoshoot, going through images provided by the client, or coming up with an entirely original concept.
You will receive updates on the creative process, keeping you involved at selected points along the way. Once we decide on an image or idea, the size, medium, and cost can be established. Commissioning a painting is a huge exercise in faith, and I take my commitment to my work and my clients seriously.
The commission cost is heavily dependent on the size and medium of each project. With the additional time, energy, communication, and creativity that goes into completing a commissioned painting, there is a 20% increase in price for these paintings when compared to my other works, which is an Industry standard.
At least 50% of the commission cost is due before the creative process begins. The remaining 50% is due before the work is shipped.
My work time is dependent on my current workload, the size, the medium and complexity of the painting. Fingerprints in ink are typically faster. Oil paintings take longer and require time to dry before shipping. If you're considering a commission as a gift, please keep this in mind and communicate your timing needs up front. Timeline will be clear at the time of agreement.
I currently have a waitlist, however a space can be reserved with a deposit and a timeline will be clear at the time of agreement.
Depending on your location, I will coordinate shipping or delivery depending on the size of your painting. I also ship internationally, but can also coordinate local pickup in Port Jefferson, NY or paid delivery. The client is responsible for shipping costs.