Commissions are more than just a piece of artwork. They are a journey together. An odyssey to find your personal story.
Art for me is about connection. When I paint, I am reaching into the collective story and excavating a visual narrative. I am connecting to my story and yours. The universal and personal stories that live within all of us.
Commissions are a way to excavate your personal story, memories, and lived experience.
My commissions are based on my work as an intuitive artist. I follow the painting and what it wants to convey. While I do my best to connect with what you want to come into the story…the creative process is a magical and mysterious place. What wants to come forth…comes forth. It may not always be what we envision…but it will always hold magic and energy.
I have three Levels in which you can work with me…
If you have seen a piece of mine that you love but it is sold, or you want a slightly different feel with color or composition to highlight your story…than we can consult to create a custom piece for you. This level is based on concepts of story bits that have already come through in my artwork. This level includes a painting sized to your liking.
In this level you open up your heart to whatever may come. We connect and consult on the stories you wish to connect and then I intuitively paint what comes forth. I delve into the collective story for you and extract a visual narrative that is meant for you personally. This painting includes a consultation with me and a painting sized to your choice.
This is the most popular level because, it is with this work together, we dive into your personal story using photos of a loved one, a sacred place, or an animal guide you have loved. While I am not a ‘realist’ painter and do not paint portraits…I connect to the soul of a story and create a visual narrative for you. The painting becomes a landscape of the story that wants to come forth for you.
With this piece I interview you about the story which is calling for your connection. This may be a story of a beloved pet, a special memory, a sacred place, or a beloved ancestor. We work together to find the right photo to use as a image transfer in the piece. This photo becomes incorporated in to the landscape of the story. I interview you about the story and then dive deep into intuitively narrating the visual narrative. This level includes a personal consultation with me, assistance and modifications needed for the photos we choose, and a painting with your size choice.
Admission to the Journey
You choose the size/substrate with a base price.
(Please see our price list for base prices. Base prices range from $80 to $900+ depending on the size and substrate.)
There is additional fees for the Mindful Journey when it includes image transfers. Fees can be between $25-150 depending on the photos you wish to use and the time involved in preparing them in order to get the best transfer possible.
Contact me here to begin your Journey.
***a 20% non refundable deposit is required before we begin our journey together.
Kind words from former travelers…
I commissioned Michelle to do a painting of my beloved dogs for my parents as a Christmas gift. 2 of them had passed previously, and the 3rd actually passed before the holidays this year, so this was already a very sentimental gift that became even more important and emotional for me. I had wanted to do something like this for years, but never really felt a connection with the artists I spoke to, and after seeing another painting Michelle had done there was no doubt in my mind that she was the right person to capture our pet family. Michelle was beyond incredible from the beginning of this project – she asked questions to get a sense of what I was hoping to capture, talked through color and the overall “feeling” I wanted. I could not have been happier or more overwhelmed when I received the painting – the emotion with which Michelle expresses her art is apparent with every brushstroke and I could feel the spirits of my puppies coming through. My parents have received so many compliments on the painting and it hangs in a place of honor in their house. Michelle is such a special talent and I am so grateful she was able to do this for us and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her. ~~Allison C., Tampa, FL