If you are considering an idea for a piece, you can get in touch to discuss your thoughts, by e-mail or by telephone if you would rather speak to me in person. Many of my clients have a devotion to a particular saint or are commissioning an icon or illumination for a special gift - ordination, baptism, marriage etc - and are not accustomed to commissioning a work of art, so I aim to make the process and pricing as easy and transparent as possible.
I charge the same for commissions as for my 'off the peg' work, unless you want something very intricate. Typical costs for an icon or panel painting: 12 x 15 cm - €220 (£195), 13 x 18 cm - €285 (£255), 15 x 20 cm - €385 (£345), 20 x 25 cm - €555 (£495). We will agree a detailed drawing and fixed price before I start work, and should you be unhappy with the finished painting you are not committed to purchase. I do not usually ask for a deposit for smaller commissions.
Please also allow for delivery costs unless you are able to collect the icon in person (9872 Austria). Delivery to Europe and the UK is by Airmail or by courier, from €12 (depending on size and weight). Posting to USA and the rest of the world is by International Parcel Tracked & Signed, or by courier, quotation on request.
If you are interested in a larger piece (more than A3) for a public space I am happy to discuss your requirements. For larger commissions and unusual subjects, I ask for a deposit of 25% before commencement of painting the agreed design.
Gifts in a hurry
If you've left it late to commission something in time for a special occasion, I can send you a pictorial e-card for forwarding, with the message 'an icon/painting is in preparation for you' and a link to a page on my website where the recipient can check on progress.
All text and images copyright Juliet Venter 2018. Please do not reproduce without permission.