I am currently accepting commissions. Please read below for details, then contact me for a quote.
My soft pastel paintings are usually painted in standard sizes, which allows the client the option of doing their own framing as opposed to custom framing. However, I can paint in any size desired. I do not paint portraits or pet portraits smaller than an 8"x10" for a single subject, or 11"x14" for two subjects.
Upon received your commission request, I will give you a quote based on your specific project. This quote will be valid for 30 days. I don't change my prices often, but reserve the right to change them without notice.
A signed contract and 30% deposit is required before work will begin, and is non-refundable once I start the painting. You will be emailed a proof of the finished painting for your approval. Once approved, the remainder is due before work is shipped. You will be charged the exact amount for shipping, with no handling fees.
I accept credit cards through PayPal, as well as personal checks and money orders (although these must clear before work is started or shipped). Cash works, too. :)
I need the largest digital files you have. Please don't crop the photo or reduce it to email. In order to see the detail, I need the highest resolution possible. Additionally, your photos must be your own or guaranteed free of copyrights.
Turnaround is generally 2 weeks to 2 months, depending on my workload. Sometimes it can take as long as 6 months, so please plan ahead. If you want a painting in time for a certain event, e.g. Christmas, birthdays, etc., please let me know in your initial contact so I can consider my workload and advise on feasibility.
I retain copyright on all artwork I create, and have the right to use the image for promotion purposes, reproductions, etc. Artwork and images may not be used or reproduced without my written permission.
Some comments from my collectors:
Kari, you are absolutely delightful!!! Tweetie is Beautiful! The likeness you've done melts my heart. Oh man! I've never seen one of my babies 'done' and this just blows me away! I can't tell you how wonderful she looks, you got her haughty expression just right! And her coloring is perfect, I especially love the tawny bits around her nose, I love it!!! Oh, this is just too wonderful... This is THE best present I've ever got and I'm giving it to myself! Thank you so much for this treasure, Kari. Happy Evening to you, Susie
Kari, I received your artwork yesterday, I love it! This cat looks just like my Princess. Thank you and I look forward to seeing more of your work. Renee'
Kari, all I can say is WOW! Just WOW!!! Totally amazing...! Seeing your portrait of Clara made me realize that I just haven't appreciated what beautiful cats I have the pleasure of living with =^..^= Your doing some of my babies is such a great honor and I feel very.... what's the word I want....'special' somehow to be able to see how you capture them. I wish I could express my appreciation for seeing what you can do...man, I'd give all my teeth to be able to do that! She's amazingly lovely. Thank you again, Kari, I'm blown away! Susie
Dear Kari, It brought tears to my eyes when I saw the beautiful portrait of Nikita. Thank you so much. It will look great in my new home. Nicholas
Kari, My husband is just totally in awe of your talent. We both would like to tell you how handsome you've made Caleb, I can't believe that that's my dog! Seeing how you've brought out his personality makes me appreciate him more, somehow. I hope you don't get tired of hearing what a great artist you are, because you're going to hear it all the time! Thank you so much for everything, Susie
Kari, we received our portrait of Cassidy this morning and it is even more magnificent in person. Your talent is simply amazing... We couldn't be happier. With much appreciation, Bill & Gay
Your painting very much reminded me of an amazing beach sunset I enjoyed while taking a winter drive down the Oregon Coast a couple of years ago. Now I will be reminded of it daily. Thanks! Charles
I received the box yesterday. All I can say is "WOW"!! Totally awesome!! I definitely want more!! Also, thanks for the fantastic way that you wrapped it. Got to me safe and sound. I'm totally thrilled with your art! I'm going to have it framed professionally. Honestly, I'm hooked. Joanne.
Dear Kari, Thank you for your kind note and prompt shipping. I began in my undergraduate years studying late medieval art, but have since expanded my interests further back to the prehistoric. Your triptych provides a nice way to incorporate this interest into my home. Sincerely, Gregory.
Thank you very much, Kari. Your work is the first abstract art I have ever purchased, and the colors and textures really caught my eye. Thanks, Mary
Painting arrived very quickly and is beautiful. Ingrid & Steve
The best of the best all around, thank you Kari, you have amazing talent!!! Ramona