Commission a Painting You're Sure to Love!

Commissioning a painting means that you get the painting in the exact size you need for your space.

Commissioning your own painting is easier than you think.

A commission is a true collaboration between the artist and the client. It reflects not only my style and observations as the artist, but also your preferences and personality as the client. The whole process can be as memorable as the painting itself.


Original artwork is a wonderful addition to any room. Custom art can help tie together a space while adding something one-of-a-kind.

Thank you for your interest in my commission painting process. I offer artwork commissions for both homes and commercial spaces.

It is always a pleasure to receive a request for custom artwork. There are many reasons that commissioning a unique piece of art directly from the artist may be the ideal solution for you. For example, you may like my style, but the color palette or size of my currently available artwork isn’t quite right for your space, or perhaps one of my previous paintings has already sold and you would like to capture a similar look in a new work.

When commissioning on original, hand-painted artwork it is important to recognize that each painting is unique.

Referencing examples of my previous work is often useful to help me understand the elements of my style and features of my work that most appeal to you. Please keep in mind that no two paintings are the same.

Commissioning a painting and being able to communicate directly with the artist is a unique opportunity to create a painting that fits perfectly in your space. Working with my clients to create the perfect art piece that complements not only their space but also their lifestyle and unique personalities is something I truly enjoy.


Most of my paintings vibrant and colorful but also tend to draw inspiration from a collector’s interior space. I love to draw on colors and details in the space to create a concept.

Color Palette

I work with collectors to create a custom color palette that will align with their interior space. I am very happy to receive input on color preferences or design a custom palette that I think works well in your space. I would be happy to make a recommendation based on the intended location of the piece. Please let me know if there are certain color combinations that you are looking for, Such as bright tones, warm or cool tones, minimalist style, or light and airy etc


It is great to know the approximate wall measurements, but if you are unsure what size I would be happy to make a recommendation based on the intended location of the piece

Time Frame

You can expect a 3-month turnaround time once the application process moves forward. Factors that may determine the final timeframe include my schedule, your design vision and its complexity, the size and number of canvases, any revisions and the final finishing and shipping process. If you require your artwork by a particular date be sure to let me know so I can confirm that it can be completed in time or not.

Portrait of Collete Davis and Wonder Woman Monster Truck original painting by Julie Davis

A Commission Is The Ultimate Gift

Gift Vouchers can be purchased as payment towards any commission. They can be particularly useful if you would like to commission a piece as a gift but do not have sufficient time to have the work produced or if you are not able to obtain appropriate reference photos of the subject without the cooperation of the one to which it is gifted.

What's Next?

Detail view of "Blooming Life" original painting on canvas by Julie Davis

Meet & Greet

Once you've submitted your request form, I will be in touch (usually within 72 hours) to set-up a time for our initial meeting at my studio or by zoom or phone call to discuss the details.

Reservation Fee & Commission Agreement

Sign our Commission Agreement and complete your installment deposit (50%).

Commission Slots are Limited.

You may purchase a Commission Reservation below to ensure you are scheduled for the next open round of commissions.

"Blooming Life" original painting on canvas by Julie Davis.

Commission Process

I provided you with a custom Creative Brief PDF which includes photos, and the step-by-step process with time-line and deliverables at each phase.

Time to bring your painting to life!

1) First Things First…

The process begins with an informal chat about size, colours, budget, typically over email. I use images & colour palettes that you choose from my previous works as a spring board for your unique painting commission.

  • Painting size - and orientation (horizontal, vertical or square)
  • 1-3 reference photos ** (if you have them) or we can discuss travel to a location for me to draw direct inspiration from
  • 2-5 Julie Davis paintings - Please provide links to your favorite paintings that you’d like your commissioned painting to be inspired by
  • Your time frame - do you have a date you want your artwork by?
  • Colors that you love (and colors you want me to avoid if necessary)
  • Installation - will you want your piece installed or shipped? I offer installation of your new piece so the final placement is a breeze!

2) Let’s Get On The Same Page

Once everything has been agreed in a simple commission agreement, the first invoice of a non-refundable installment deposit (pre-arranged in our initial discussion) is submitted and I can begin bringing your painting to life!

3) Bringing Your Painting To Life

Throughout the project, I don’t wish to leave you in the dark in the process so on the whole a couple emails are usually enough to update you on it’s progress. Once the painting is complete, I’ll send you a final photograph just to make sure you're happy.

4) The Finishing Touches

I, of course, want you to be happy with your artwork, so I include 2 rounds of minor alterations within the proposed quote. This way works to both our advantages in that your commission will be finished in a timely manner and within your budget.

If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with your commission (this has never happened yet!), you may use your deposit as credit in my online store. This means I am able to make the finished painting available for purchase elsewhere.

Upon final approval of your completed commission you’ll recieve the last itemised invoice. Collection or shipping of your final artwork to it’s final destination occurs after payment has been received.