“We feel so lucky to have happened upon Nedret and her studio. Her easy -going way, amazing eye and beautiful paintings made us decide to commission a painting rather than buy something already created. We are thrilled that we did! From start to finish the process was easy, fun, and exciting! Nedret made multiple trips to our home to make sure we were entirely satisfied each step of the way; from studies, to mid-way check-ins – including modifications, to helping us install the final product. She has no ‘ego’; all she wants is to make sure we love our painting. We do!!” Karen S., Andover, MA, 2017
“I wanted to thank you again for working closely with us in creating a unique work of art based on your original design. We simply love ‘Elliot’s Shoreline.’ You are a very talented artist and we appreciated the time and attention you devoted to this project.”
Doreen Z., CT, 2016
“We enjoyed how fun Nedret made the commissioning process! She’s a great listener and was able to translate the mood, atmosphere and colors we wanted into a beautiful painting. She let us see the “work in progress” to make sure it was on track. We recommend her highly!”
Deborah C., MA, 2013
“The inspiration for the commission came from a trip to Italy to celebrate turning 30. I approached Nedret since I loved the colors she was using in her large scale landscapes. It was a pleasure working on the whole project. She understood exactly what I wanted for my Tuscany sunset themed art work and customized everything from building the wooden panel to the exact size, to the materials used and colours. 10 years on, it is now hanging on new walls in a new home and I get as much pleasure from it now as I did when I first saw it when Nedret shipped it to me in London. The oil colours are as vibrant as ever; it transports me back to Italy and reminds me of the wonderful time I had there. Nedret was able to capture the warm feelings of a Tuscany sunset better than I could have imagined.”
Peter A., London, UK, 2006
“I commissioned Nedret to do a painting for our front entrance. Nedret made the space much more interesting and welcoming. She spent along time in my home, making sure that the painting would fit into my personal style.”
Sherrie N., MA, 2012
“I have never had art commissioned for me before, but so glad I did. The final painting was better than I pictured it in my mind. I love the colours and tones. Hanging proudly in my living room it brings a calming tranquil ambience”
Aidan B., UK, 2014
“I enjoy the beautiful changing colors that the paintings give off at the various times of day and I never get tired of the amazing variety of painting styles you are able to produce.”
Debbie G., MA, 2007
“The painting looks great in our home, we are so happy!”
Louise C., MA, 2015
For me, the commission process is a fun collaboration between the clients and my self. I love the challenge of being able to transform my client’s ideas and vision into a tangible real life painting. It gives me great joy to create paintings that everyone is excited about!
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for brainstorming some ideas.
1. the idea
Clients start the process with an idea/image/ color of what they would like. Each collaboration is different, with “Elliot’s Shoreline” my clients had sample swatches and loved the small painting I had made below (on the left):
2. the sketches:
From both the image and color swatches I created small scale studies for the clients to choose from:
Cool hues, warm hues and tonal colors
The clients picked this study with tonal hues on the right
3. building, stretching and the beginnings & mid-way check in
Love to use my mitering saw to create what ever sized painting I want! Here I made an internal frame of 46″x 60″ and stretched canvas over it. After a couple of coats of primer and sanding, I got started on the painting.
Half way through the painting process I invite clients to the studio for feedback. Input from clients help ensure a painting that everyone is super excited about!
Here the clients wanted less magenta and more of a city feel with reflections- voila!