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Are you considering commissioning your own piece of art by Sophie Crossart? Then read on for more information!
Sophie is available for commercial and private commissions or collaborations, and is happy to discuss how she can accommodate your wishes for a unique piece of art.
If you wish to know more, please have a look at the information below, or feel free to contact us directly.
What is a private commission?
To commission a work of art is to invite an artist to create a unique piece of art specifically for you. It means you can request a specific theme or motif that you like, in the artist’s own particular style. This can be a painting for yourself or a special gift. Sophie paints commissions in watercolour on paper and vellum. She also does illustrations in pen and ink.
Why buy art?
Art adds value to our lives by offering a quality experience that lasts. Every once in a while, we buy a new armchair, get some new fashionable linen, or change the throw pillows on our sofa, but our art stays with us and lasts for generations. It is timeless, unique, and allows us to create our own personal story. That is why art is such a powerful gift, one that keeps its importance over time. For yourself, or for anyone you love.
How do I book a commission?
As a first step, please feel free to contact us with your idea. We will discuss the details of the commission (size, subject, technique, specific requirements) in an individual consultation. This can take place by e-mail or telephone (or Zoom). Afterwards, we will send you a quotation, time plan and contract for the commission. This is to make sure you will get exactly what you had in mind!
Once the commission is agreed upon, Sophie will create an outline sketch on drafting paper (in pencil or ink) for you to approve. At this stage, small revisions can still be made. Once you approve the final drawing, Sophie will start painting. Progress updates will be given along the way.
How long does it take?
The time spent on a commission depends on the size and detail of the requested subject. Painting can take from just a couple of days in the case of smaller paintings (15 cm longest side), to several months in the case of more complex ones and larger works (up to A2).
Sophie’s waiting list varies depending on the amount of projects on her desk. Keep this in mind when you commission a work as a gift for a special occasion. Please contact us to receive an individual offer and timeline. We aim to respond to your enquiry within 3 business days.
How much does it cost?
Prices depend on the time estimated to complete the work. Often this correlates with the size of the painting, but depends foremost on the complexity, level of detail and technique.
As a guideline, Sophie offers small, single-subject works (around 15 cm longest side) on paper and vellum from €100. Medium works (up to A4) from €200. Large works (up to A3) from €800. Prices exclude mounting and framing, shipping and duties. Framing provided on request.
Please contact us for an individual quotation.
Who owns the copyright?
When you buy or commission a work of art by Sophie Crossart in any shape or form, you are purchasing the original work of art.
The copyright of all works of art by Sophie Crossart remains with the artist. The artist retains the right to reproduce, publish or license the image. We offer licensing to use existing illustrations by Sophie Crossart. Please feel free to get in touch with us with any enquiries regarding licensing.
For enquiries about purchasing or commissioning works of art, or if you simply wish to know more about Sophie’s paintings please feel free to contact us!