Commissions

Types of Commissions:

There are three types of commissions I can paint for you:

  1. Romantic, realist portrait of a woman
  2. A portrait of your favorite celebrity
  3. Realistic, colorful landscape painting
1 Realist portrait painting

You can keep a lasting memory in your heart with the original, oil painting of your daughter, mom, sister, or wife. It’s a special occasion gift that lasts a lifetime.

You can also commission your portrait that’s creative, elegant and shows who you are through a unique artistic vision. Such paintings bring happiness, elegance and healing into your world.

Sappho painting
Sappho, detail

Every woman wants to feel beautiful. Be magnetic. Feel empowered with original oil paintings of women.

Rosa Parks for social justice
Rosa Parks’ Dreamer, 16×20 inches, oil on panel
2. A portrait of your favorite celebrity

If you’d like to see your idol painted or give it as a gift, I’d be happy to create a painting. Show me a picture of the celebrity, and we could discuss the image, size and turnaround. A 50% deposit is required to start working on a piece.

Robert Downey Jr. oil on panel | 9×12″
Sherlock, oil on panel, 9×12″
3. Landscapes
Ocean at sunset, framed with a real wood silver frame, unframed size 36×48″, oil on canvas, available.

I love to paint landscapes that fit your space and budget. Give me a call! We discuss the imagery, size, mood and color of a piece. While I prefer painting from my references, I can also paint from your pictures (assuming the quality is good).

Sunset, 36×48″, available
Ocean at sunset, 24×48″, available

 How I create:

Most of the time I work from my photographs. I prefer taking pictures myself for portrait commissions whenever possible. The photo shoot ( a $3,000 value) is free for you when you schedule an appointment with me for picture-taking. I usually shoot one hour and a half before the sunset. However, if you live outside Florida and don’t wish to travel, I can work with your professional photographer to get high-resolution photographs to paint from. I can’t paint from pictures taken with your phone or with the flash. There is not enough information for me to paint a high-quality portrait from. I pay close attention to lighting, composition, model’s pose and a special atmosphere that I capture through my photography that’s often absent in the snapshots.

When you commission a painting, we discuss:

  • The logistics of a photoshoot session (we can either meet at my studio in Naples or at a specific location within a two-hour distance from Naples).
  • Theme, subject, set up, clothing
  • Color and mood
  • Painting support and size
  • Framing
  • Delivery time/ turnaround
  • Pricing. Artwork’s price depends on its complexity and size. A 50% deposit paid via PayPal is required to start working on any commissioned painting.
  • Current price range: 36×48” $7-8,000 | 24×36”- $5,000 | 18×24”-$2,500 | 16×20” $2,000 | 11×14” $1,500 | 8×10”-$1,000.
  • Custom sizes are also available. Pricing includes framing.

Wall art at homes of my happy clients:

Here are some of the commissioned wall art pieces at homes

Testimonials:

Winters focuses on capturing the delicate forms and colors in landscapes. She hopes her work conveys a deep respect for art and its place in people’s lives.
— American Art Collector

…In her endeavors, Winters has developed a keen knack for rendering the play of light on human skin… She is skilled at depicting piercing emotions on the faces of her subjects…
— Centre Daily Times

Although we have never met I feel that we connect across the miles separating us through shared feelings that are more than surface deep.  As I follow your creative path over the past few years I find a connection that is hard to put to words for me for your paintings stir a my inner voice telling me to look deeper into the painting to find myself.  I thank you for awakening my inner soul to appreciate life and all it has to offer me.  As I gaze out my office window at tree branches stripped of their leave only to be replaced by snow hugging the limbs I am filled with wonder at the image that unfolds with each passing moment   Wind stirs the flakes sending them as white dust into the atmosphere only to settle on snowy mounts covering the ground below my window.

Yes, your paintings invoke deep feeling for life and all that it touches in a never ending cycle. May your New Year bring about an even deeper understanding of those who have touched our lives in a positive way.  I look forward to your future creations.

–Deanna S.

We’re are just sitting in our living room, before guests are to come for dinner, admiring and enjoying your study of seashells painting hanging on our wall.  It is just lovely, and wears on me in such a nice way, getting more interesting every day. We’re enjoying having it, and thinking about you and your enormous talent.  Many thanks for seeing to it that we have it.

–Bob S.

 

Art donation guidelines for organizations requesting my artwork:

Thank you for your interest in my art. I appreciate the fact that you’d like to serve a higher purpose with your art auction. Your organization has three options, requesting my work.

  1. Buy my piece at wholesale (at 55% its listed price) and sell it for as much as you can during your auction.
  2. Find a donor who can buy the artwork and then donate it to your auction.
  3. Or get my work in print in the major newspaper of your city, covering your event, and I’ll donate a piece.

Get in touch via e-mail: nika@veronicasart.com

Videos showing my creative process:

 

 

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7 reasons why paintings belong in the home of every educated person:

  1. Inspiration delivered to your door steps to nurture positive thoughts and emotions at home or office.
  2. Artwork is a tribute to your taste that gives you new insight into your emotions and experiences. It’s a contemporary painting that honors you!
  3. Luxury gift that expresses love.
  4. Museum-quality artwork that suits your style of living, made with professional art supplies and techniques.
  5. It’s precious memories that you wish to keep for yourself and your family. It’s artwork that belongs in the home of every educated family.
  6. Contemporary painting that looks opulent in your interior space, creating a special atmosphere.