Custom Painting Reservation 2020

  • $20.00
    Unit price per 

Do you want to commission a custom painting? $20 reserves you a spot. Spots for each month are VERY limited for commissions in 2020 due to my studio opening. I am usually booked several months out. 

How it works.

1. Email me the photo you’d like painted and I will give you an estimated completion date. Please do not place your order until I have given you a time frame.  My email is

2. You will pay only $20 plus tax to reserve your spot no matter the size of your painting! 

3.  Be sure to look at the confirmation e-mail (if you don't see it check spam).  There will be a link in the confirmation e-mail to a form that you will need to fill out no later than the first day of the month your reserved your painting.  I will also need the photograph e-mailed to me.  (High quality photos please! Old photos should be scanned at a high resolution so that I can see details.) You can do this at any time between now and the month of your reservation.  Late forms, photographs, or down payments may result in a delayed painting. CHRISTMAS COMMISSION INFO DUE BY OCTOBER 1

4.  A down payment of half will be due one month before I start your painting.  I will invoice you. The remaining portion is due at pickup. 


The listed prices include 1-5 people. (except with minis)  There is a charge for additional people.  E-mail me at lauragilesart(at) for a custom quote if your painting will have more than 5 people.

  • Fine art paintings are painted in acrylic on deep 1.5 inch professional canvas. Each fine art painting is unique and heirloom quality.  I can turn simple, candid pictures of your family, children, or other photographs into a treasured keepsake. The artist reserves the right to decline to paint an image for any reason. 
  • You can select wood or cotton canvas. 
  • My work isn’t photo realistic and isn’t meant to be. I strive to capture the essence of the subject through their body language verses features and facial expressions. Buildings or other structures are more impressionist in nature. 
  • Professional photographs can only be used if you obtain permission from the photographer.
  • If you need a painting for a specific spot in your home, I can work with you to determine the best size.
  • I do more than portraits!  The prices here are customs from a photograph which includes structures. If you want a home decor painting (ex: floral), the prices are lower. Check out that listing!

    *In 2020 I will no longer be accepting custom commissions smaller than 11x14  unless you reserved in 2018  

    Current pricing is as follows: 

    8x10 & smaller - $125 

    11x14, 16x20, 16x16, 16x20, 18x18, 20x20, 18x24 -  $250

    20x24, 20x30, 24x30, 24x24- $350 

    24x36, *30x30, 36x36, 30x40  $450

    30x48, 36x48, 40x40 $695

    (*30x30 is not available in wood.)

    36x72 - $795

    48x60 - $895

    48x72 - $990


    Other Custom Sizes can be quoted. 

    *Pricing effective starting with January 2020 Commissions