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How it works.

A painting created especially for you.

Custom art is just that. Custom.
It is a one-of-a-kind, made-to-order,
hand created painting. Just for you.

I love to paint custom artwork for people. It is an intimate experience and almost always, the creation is presented to my clients, many receiving with joyful tears.

We start with you, telling me about the subject, your favorite mannerisms, twinkly eyes or wonky ears.  I love to paint animals that look into your soul, as only they can.

And people! Your loved ones are a joy to paint, I strive to capture their unique spirits. 

I believe I can masterfully paint any beloved pet, person or idea you can think of, in my colorful mosaic style. 

My goal is to completely capture the essence of my subjects, but with a very unique and rich color palette, that I am known for.

For 7 years of consistently creating custom work, all of my clients have been thrilled with what we come up with together.

What can I paint for you?

Come be a part of the growing Snail Candy family


How it Works

The subject matter, size and layout are worked out between you and me, the artist, via emails, phone calls photos and sketches.  Using photographs you provide, we'll come up with a perfect plan of your pet, place or special people. Or I'll make sketches of your vision (additional design fee for sketches). Then  I will create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece on canvas, especially for you.

You can choose from many sizes. I paint with heavy-bodied, professional acrylic paint on a ready-to-hang gallery edge canvas.

Original artwork for yourself or as a gift for someone special in your life, has an incredible and lasting positive impact, as well as adds value to your home and life.

What can you Expect?

 Our colorful world is my muse. I enjoy exploring they way colors capture light and shadow.  Like a prism, my minds-eye sees many hues in everything! My painting style has been compared with the movement, started by French painter, Henry Matisse, known as "Fauvism". Fauvists are described as creators using a full palette of unnaturalistic color and vivid brushstrokes. Works are expressed with bold and high-keyed, vibrant colors, often directly from the tube.

To me, rivers of colors undulating across the canvas move one's soul. Art can change the temperature of a room,  filling it with joy and warmth! 

I  paint the backgrounds of subjects either by direction of my clients or, if they are open to my discretion, as I am led, by what I feel as I get to know the subject. Each background is designed to be complimentary to the subject.

I'll work from photographs that you'll provide, and stylize your images into a joyous creation of art. Or we will come up with a concept from our conversations of your vision.

As we move forward, I will keep you up to date with the process and progress.

See some examples>>> 


After we discuss your ideas and agree to move forward, you will receive an estimate and invoice via email. I collect a 50% deposit before beginning, securing your completion date on my calendar.  

  See my PRICE GUIDES to choose your canvas size.  


Although there are no refunds or returns on completed custom made art, I will do my best to make sure I'm creating EXACTLY what your vision is. Don't worry, I'll keep you up to date on the progress of the work. I'm proud to I have never had an unhappy client yet. Although many have cried... tears of joy :)

*The initial 50% deposit is refundable up until the artwork has been started.
You may always contact me if you have questions or concerns during the process. I'll respond within 48 hours.

Time Frame

 I will give you a specific time window of when to expect your work to be finished, depending on my current calendar. Because of my other projects, shows and commitments, you can usually expect a 3-4 month turnaround. Typically once I begin your piece, it will take me about 3 weeks to plan, sketch and paint your work.  When your painting is complete, I'll send you photos along with a final invoice for the remaining balance. This may also include shipping. 

Once final payment is received your painting will be on its way to it’s new home!   If you are local, we'll arrange a transaction plan for your artwork.

Ready?  to have your own art!

  Past and Present, a family's beloved rescue German Shepherds: Niko, Leiban, Sonne and Retter.


How to Begin:

STEP 1: WHAT is the SUBJECT?  Would you like your pet, a person, a special scene or specific subject painted? I typically work from photographs you provide. 

STEP 2: WHAT is your VISION? Do you have a vision for this art?  If you have ideas, favorite colors or a theme in mind, I want to know!

STEP 3: SIZE:     See my PRICE GUIDES to choose your canvas size.  


That's it. I'll contact you and we'll work together to find the perfect plan.  Thanks for letting me make something beautiful and personal for you.

 to have your own art!





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