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Commissions

From a special city for you and your significant other, to a flower that holds a special place in your heart, I specialise in creating customised original paintings that speak directly to you.

Interested in commissioning me to create an original painting in my style? Get in touch at [email protected] or fill out the commission enquiry form.

I’d love to create a custom painting that speaks directly to you”

Malti B Lee

Keep reading below to learn about timelines, the process, and indicative prices.

Artist Malti B Lee standing next to her finished commission, 'Wedding Bouquet'
Malti B Lee with a completed commissioned painting created from images of a wedding bouquet. ‘Wedding Bouquet’, 36×24″, 2022, acrylic on traditional wrapped canvas, finished with a satin varnish and delivery with d-rings and hanging wire, ready to hang.

Timelines

The commission process can take anywhere between 2 weeks to 3 months from enquiry to delivery. Timelines will depending on my availability and scheduling, size of painting and specifications of the request.

Process milestones

1. Enquiry

Express your interest in a commission by reaching out to me directly:

Once I receive your enquiry, I reach out by email to arrange a visit to see your space and/or a call to discuss the details of what you’re looking for.

2. Initial consultation

During the consultation, I ask you a series of questions to understand what you’d like from your tailored painting. We discuss:

  • Anticipated size, orientation and location of the painting
  • Specific subject matter you’d like represented, e.g., a specific city or flower, and the story behind it
  • Colour palette preferences
  • Any framing requirements
  • Other Malti B Lee originals that you particularly like and why – typically used as inspiration for the commission
  • Indicative timelines and prices

I like to do consultations in person if you are local, or over a video call in order to see the space you anticipate hanging your customised artwork. This way, I may be able to offer recommendations on the size or colour pallet, though these are entirely at your discretion.

Following the consultation, I share anticipated timelines and a price quote.

At this stage, if you would like to proceed with the commission, I require a 50% deposit to secure my time and materials paid through a link shared via email. The deposit is refundable at any point before the start date, and can be cancelled by either party.

3. Mock-up approval

Based on your inputs, I create a small-scale, indicative mock-up of the commissioned piece for your approval. Alignment of this mock-up is a critical step that helps me ensure that we are on the same page and that you will be happy with the final artwork.

Note: The mock-up will be indicative only, and will not be a full-scale version of the final artwork. You have the right to waive this requirement.

4. Final approval & delivery

Based on your initial inputs and the mock-up, I commence painting your commissioned artwork. Once finished, I photograph the work for your approval.

Upon approval, the remaining amount is due and shipping/delivery is scheduled.

Indicative price list (incl. free US shipping)

Size (inches)Starting price ($USD)
8 x 10 inches (min)$160+
11 x 14 inches$245+
16 x 20 inches$420+
20 x 24 inches$630+
24 x 30 inches$1,125+
30 x 40 inches$1,520+
36 x 48 inches$2,100+
40 x 60 inches$2,940+
48 x 60 inches$3,560+
60 x 72 inches (max)$5,550+

Indicative starting pricing list for commissions. Excludes taxes & international shipping. International shipping costs will be provided with commission quote following initial consultation

Note: If you are looking for a commission lager than 60 x 72 inches, I will create a diptych or triptych.

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