Commissioning Your Painting
Commissioning a work of art can be daunting, but I aim to make the experience as simple and straightforward as possible. Below, you will find a step-by-step guide to having your piece commissioned here at rebekahjarvis.com, from start to finish.


Step 1: Contact Me
If you are interested in commissioning a piece, please contact me about your interest. If you already have any specifics in mind, briefly describe them for me. What kind of piece are you interested in? Have a look through my portfolio and let me know if there are any paintings in particular that have a style similar to what you are looking for.

Step 2: Your Preferences
As soon as I receive your message, I will contact you via the method you prefer. We can arrange a visit if you like, in your home or mine where we can discuss your options or we can chat over the phone or via email. I will ask a series of questions to get a sense of what you are looking for. For example, I will inquire about how large you would like the image to be, what type of surface you would like the painting to be made on, and I will ask for reference pictures, if you have any. I will also ask questions about what kind of style you prefer, the intended mood of the image, and a number of other preliminary questions to determine if I will be a good fit for the project. If you need any explanation along the way, just ask!

Step 3: Setting the Budget
So long as I feel I can meet your needs, I will give you a quote as to the total cost of the project, a break-down of that cost, and a detailed description of my plan for the project. For more information on my payment and pricing policies, please view my Payment and Pricing page. As soon as I receive your deposit, I will begin work on your piece.

Step 4: Completing the Piece
Typically, I will complete your painting within two weeks of receipt of the deposit. In comparison to other painters, I often have the fastest turn-around available. If you have commissioned a particularly complex piece or I have a number of other commissions going on at once, I will let you know ahead of time if you can expect a longer wait. As the piece progresses, I will send you pictures (or we can schedule an in-person studio visit). If at any point, you have any suggestions, questions, concerns, or changes you would like made, I welcome your input and will do whatever I can to accommodate your needs.

Step 5: Inspect Your Painting
I will let you know as soon as your painting is complete. You can either pick up the painting in person, or I can arrange to have it (carefully) shipped to you. Before you leave with the painting, or before I ship the painting out, you will inspect the painting or photographs I send and if there are any changes or improvements you would like to see made, this is your final chance to let me know! So long as you are totally satisfied with the painting, I will expect the final payment at this time and you will receive your beautiful new painting!


Thanks so much for your interest. I look forward to working for you!
If you have any questions about the commissioning process, please feel free to contact me. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.