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Frequently Asked Questions

About Commissions

  • How long will it take to get my commission painting?
    Generally 8-16 weeks, depending on the season, I am also a full time art educator so hopefully we will be able to work out a timeline that works best for us both but I tend to work well under a deadline lol so if you have something specific coming up—an anniversary, party, etc. I will do my best to get it to you by then.
  • What if I am not 100% satisfied with the piece?
    I work closely with customers while the piece is in progress to ensure that you are completely satisfied with the color, balance, mood, & direction of the piece. You are not obligated to purchase the painting, and if you were to decide that it is not for you or your space, you will be able to use your 50% deposit as store credit to apply to another painting. However, this has never happened before, so hopefully you would not be the first.
  • How does payment work for commissions?
    You can pay in two installments—50% deposit up front to begin your order & the remaining half when your painting is complete and you are 100% pleased with the finished piece.
  • How do I begin a commission order?
    Choose the right size for your space and budget. You can give me color ideas by sending interior paint colors, fabric swatches, or photos. Look through the site and tell me the titles of the pieces you are attracted to but might not be the right size & I can help you with the rest. Your order officially begins when you have officially chosen a size and made your deposit.
  • What if I want changes once the piece is in progress?
    As long as you like my current work and allow me my fair share of artistic control, I am happy to accommodate your opinions and a few edits. I will send in progress photos so you feel able to express your opinions before the piece is even considered "finished" and this makes it easier for me to get it just right.
  • How can I find out the pricing for commissions?
    Go to the Commission Inquiry page and fill out the Commission Inquiry Form. I will send you a email with everything you need to know to plan your perfect painting, including the commission price chart. Please note: This is separate from my general mailing list, you will receive a special one time email when you fill out the form.
  • How can I know when new work is available for purchase?
    The best way is to follow me on Instagram to see works in progress in the studio and to join my mailing list to be the first to know when new paintings are added to the website.
  • Do you ship paintings to people who aren't in the Olive Branch area?
    Of course I do! I use USPS and FedEx Ground to be sure they arrive safely. Check out my shipping policies and you will see the shipping charge at check out.
  • Do you ever do commission work?
    Yes! Be on the lookout this information is coming soon!
  • What kind of paper do you use for your originals on paper?
    I love using cold press watercolor paper but I also use some Bristol and mixed media paper as well.
  • What supplies do you use when you say "mixed media"?
    I use a variety of high quality acrylic paint such as Golden and Liquitex. I also use Daler-Rowney FW Acrylic Inks, Prismacolor Nupastels, Chalk Pastels, Caran d'Ache pastels.
  • What do your paintings mean? Where do you get your inspiration from?
    Good question! Be on the lookout for a statement page coming soon where you can learn more about the meaning and inspiration behind my work.
  • Do your originals on paper come framed?
    No, they do not come framed but each artwork is matted and ready to pop into a standard size - 8"x10" or 11"x14" frame in your favorite style- white, gold, silver, or natural wood. Each Mat is 4-ply thickness, Acid- free, white core, and beveled cut.
  • Would I need to frame my canvas or wood panel painting?
    No, Both the gallery stretched canvases and the wood panels create their own frame with a 1-4" depth and can be hung without a frame. The sides are also painted to have a finished look. You are welcome to frame your piece if that is what you would prefer.
  • What kind of matt do you use?
    All the matts I use are 4-ply thickness, Acid- free, white core, and beveled cut.
  • Do you put a finish on the paintings?
    Yes, both originals on paper and all other paintings (canvases and wood panels) have a matte varnish that's made to protect artwork from dust and light.
  • What kind of tape do you use with matting your artwork?
    I use Pro Artist tape. It's Acid Free and PH neutral.
  • What do the sides of the paintings look like?
    I paint on the sides of the wood panel or the gallery stretched canvas as if the painting wraps around the edges or I give the edges a solid color based on what I think the painting needs.

Please note that Chelsea Morris retains all rights to the artwork.  The commissioner has the right to display the artwork in their home or business. Artwork may not be resold or reproduced for profit in any way without the artist's written permission

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