art in homes
“We loved working with Nedret and could not be more excited to welcome Juno’s Beach into our home. It’s perfect! We came across Nedret’s work when visiting her SOWA studio. We fell in love with her work, and knew we wanted one of her pieces for our home, but none of the pieces in her studio were quite the right size for the wall we had picked out. We decided to commission a piece and are thrilled we did. Not only did we end up with a beautiful piece, but we had the opportunity to get to know Nedret and share many stories and some good laughs. She welcomed us into her studio and came to our home – it was truly a collaborative and personal process. Nedret’s work is special – the colors are vivid and lively, but the pieces instill a sense of calm and peacefulness. We are thoroughly enjoying Juno’s Beach and feel honored to be displaying it in our home.”
Gisselle & Brian, South Boston, MA
“We have followed Nedret’s work and have come to appreciate her talent, passion and shared concern for protecting our environment. We recently hung Nedret’s beautiful oil painting, Flamenco , in our home. Nedret has captured the dance of sea grass and it is truly lovely. The character of the painting changes as the natural light streams into the room. The best part is watching family and friends enjoy looking at the painting and hearing their comments. No one just walks by Flamenco.”
Brenda & Steve, Sudbury, MA 2019
Welcome to my art in homes page. Here you will find different examples of both commissioned and collected pieces in clients homes. I am very grateful for all the wonderful people I have met and worked with. Creating custom paintings and being able to contribute part of the proceeds to seagrass conservation is pretty amazing!
Feel free to email me with any questions at email@example.com
“We first fell in love with Nedret’s work about 5 years ago, but due to a move to Europe, did not purchase a piece of art at that time. When we moved back 2 years later, we knew we wanted a special piece of art to complete our bedroom, and we went back to Nedret’s studio, because I was still thinking about the pieces that we had looked at. As soon as we visited her studio, both my husband and I agreed that her work really spoke to us and we wanted to have it in our house. Unfortunately, the particular pieces she had been working on when we first fell in love with her art were already sold, but we learned about the possibility to commission work. At the same time we were looking for a very special anniversary present for my husband’s parents, so we decided to commission 2 pieces. The process was great for both pieces. For the piece for our in-laws, we were able to send pictures via email and skype, and Nedret was able to create a beautiful canvas which now hangs in their home in Miami. It was such a special gift not just to give them art, but to allow them to be part of the process. To create our art, Nedret got to know our family well, and she even came to our house on several occasions, to get an idea of the light and space. Not only did this connection allow for the art to be perfectly customized to our own style and space, but it was so special to get to know the artist and her work so well that it makes me love the piece even more. Every time that someone comes to visit our house and notices the painting, I love to tell about the story behind the art and the artist. I can’t say enough positive things about working with Nedret. We feel so incredibly happy with our decision to have commissioned a piece from her.”
Ashleigh & Anthony, South End, Boston, MA, 2018
“I had fallen in love with another painting in the beginning , but once “Chasing Green” was placed on the mantel over the fireplace it was just meant to hang there. I never tire of watching the colors change with the passing hours and have my first coffee of the day gazing at this beautiful painting.”
Deb, Salem, MA, 2019
“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
the commissions process:
For me, the commission process is a fun collaboration between the clients and myself. 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
Each collaboration is different, sometimes clients choose an image they love from my website or my studio, they bring in a photo to work from, or give me color swatches to get started with. Giselle and Brian were drawn to two of my existing paintings in the studio; “Oyster Beds” and 160K. There were elements they liked from each painting so I started taking notes. Then I made small studies from our discussion.
Oyster Beds Study
2. the sketches:
When I met Brian and Gisselle to go over which studies they would like to continue with. I was surprised, because usually there is a consensus on one. In our case they loved both and wondered if I could create a combo of the two.
Usually my commissions look very close to one of the studies and this helps everyone stay on track, I explained. However they were convinced that a hybrid new painting is what they wanted. I was excited with the idea of a whole new composition! It also meant that there are many unknowns. So everyone had to trust in the process. Sometimes I have to remind my self that I’ve been paintings since I was 5 and exhibiting since 1996, and working on commissions at least for 14 years..so I just got started.
3. Custom size building, stretching and the beginnings
I gave Gisselle and Brian some brown paper to hang on the wall to see if they liked the size they were thinking of. I popped over to look at the dimensions in their home, looked perfect to me. I stretch the 36″x 72″ canvas, gessoed it several times and got started. I have never worked with this shape so the whole project was challenging and exciting!
I began with warm colors
3. Mid- Way Check in
Half way through the painting process I invite clients to the studio for feedback. Input from clients help ensure that everyone is on the same page. This is where we chat about composition, colors, if clients have other ideas they would like to see. It truly is a collaborative effort.
In our mid- way check in Brian and Gisselle wanted to have the top be more like “160 K”, for the painting expanded beyond the frame. Rather than have discreet sections like “Oyster Beds” with a foreground, middle ground and background. They loved the spontaneous open spaces and had me leave the whole left side as it was. They wanted me to continue like I would with my other paintings.
The Final Painting: Juno’s Beach
Having the freedom to just paint as I would is pretty amazing. It’s like being in a playground, there are so many fun things, what to start with. I was happy that I could incorporate Gisselle’s “open- peaceful spaces” with Brian’s “all over patterning” and still have it be about seagrass. This challenging project really had me reflecting on why I love paint so much. It’s versatility and ability to communicate emotions without having to be literal. I am so thankful to be able to collaborate with another amazing team!
Here is Juno at home with her new seagrass painting:
Challenging yet fun project for Brookline based clients! Two of the works on paper were created up in ME in Bass Harbor summer 2019. Tom wanted me to create a third commission.
Tom liked a mini painting I had hanging around the studio..so we based the commission piece on this small painting. I started the commission off with a similar greenish version close to the original mini painting. Then I had to weave elements from the other two paintings.. so went lighter and bluer, with many layers glazing and then topped it off with texture and darks so they all look related:) I am thrilled they love the pieces all together!
“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
“When I look at Blue Carbon. I immediately feel an emotional connection. I can’t quite explain it.. It transports me to the artistic under water world. It gives me a sense of gratitude and peace, and makes me feel really calm. It’s like I am going for a walk by the ocean on an uninhabited beach. Delightful and energizing.”
Mary, South End, Boston, MA, 2018
Image courtesy of Denise Schenkel Design
“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
The commission process is fun and easy, contact me at email@example.com for brainstorming some ideas!