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.

'Music in the Wind', original artwork by San Francisco Bay Area-based contemporary British Indian female artist, Malti B Lee, created in acrylic on stretched canvas of pink chitalpa flowers against an abstract purple background with the 3rd movement of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata with a detailed line illustration of San Ramon's City Hall and Community Center in San Ramon, California. This is a commissioned artwork for the 2023 San Ramon Art & Wind Festival
Music in the Wind, 2023, 20×24″
Public commission from the City of San Ramon for the Art and Wind Festival
Luminous Light in Marin, 2022, 24×36″
Private commission that features my client’s choice of landmark, flowers and colour theme
Roses in Taipei, 2022, 24×20″
Private commission that features my client’s choice of landmark and flowers


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)200
16 x 20 inches700
18 x 24 inches1,000
24 x 30 inches1,600
30 x 40 inches2,640
36 x 48 inches3,450
40 x 60 inches4,800
48 x 60 inches5,760
60 x 72 inches (max)8,640

Indicative 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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