Commission a Work

1. Content Creation

The content of your painting or illustration will be totally custom created to your needs. No two pieces I create are alike, therefore you are guaranteed a completely unique and special work of art. Do you want to capture a timeless moment from a breathtaking vacation, loving nuptials from a family wedding or an illustration defining your company’s mission? No matter what you’re looking for, I can accommodate. Please include any particular subject, theme, style, or color scheme you would like to see for your custom painting or illustration.

2. Canvas Sizes

I can usually accommodate any space you’re looking to fill. Some general sizes I offer include:

18×24, 22×28, 24×24, 24×36, 24×48

Prices are determined by the size and style of the painting. 

3. Artistic Process

After confirming the specifications of your painting or illustration, your order is put on my official project list. As the project starts to take shape, I’ll send pictures each step of the way to make sure we’re on the same page. Depending on the size and wait-list, paintings usually take between four to eight weeks. Please keep in mind shipping charges when estimating a budget for your painting.

4. Payment Terms

I request a 50% deposit to begin the commission with the final amount due prior to shipment or pick up. Four changes are included in the price of the commission. A fee will be charged for additional changes.

Looking to commission a work of art? Head on over to the contact page and let’s talk.

About the Artist

Tara Barnett works as an illustrator and visual artist in New Jersey. Tara specializes in illustrative drawings and paintings that explore personal narratives, the figure, natural elements and lyrical imagery. She received her BFA in Illustration from Parsons the New School for Design, (2012). Tara organized the publication of illustrator Barbara Nessim’s An Artful Life and assisted in creating her retrospective at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK (2013).

Tara currently teaches elementary and middle school art in Monmouth County, as well as portfolio classes at Canvas Studio Art in Rumson, NJ and instructs and assists at Jay Alder’s Sea Zen Gallery in Belmar, NJ.