custom fine art
by mixed media artist, Susan Stott Miller
Custom creations of fine art are some of the dearest pieces to me.
There is something so special about being invited into someone's life in such an intimate way.
I feel such a sense of joy creating these pieces - and knowing that the collector is delighted when the finished art is received.
"Hummingbird Stories" is an example of my signature mixed media style.
I love combining layers of stencils, and elements from nature in a whimsical way to surround a realistic face.
This piece was created for my daughter. It's of my granddaughter - who was fascinated with hummingbirds, flowers & butterflies as a baby.
"Indiana Jones" is a piece I painted for a client who wanted to memorialize a beloved pet.
The client also loves watercolor and requested this medium for her commission.
I enjoyed blending a playful wet on wet painting technique in the dog's coat with realistic techniques used to capture the dog's facial features.
Frequently asked questions
How does the process work?
How long does it take?
Because of the nature of rendering a beautiful custom designed painting, I prefer to work within a time frame. I do not have full time studio hours, as I also have other work and services I provide. However, when I take a commission, it is usually done in entirety, start to finish as a priority in my art studio. The length of time to have it finished and into your hands varies depending on the size and detail in the painting. And example of time frame for a larger 24x24 mixed media portrait my be 3 – 4 months. We will talk about your particular commission and come up with a time frame that will be included in your contract.
How much does it cost?
You will be receiving a painting that is custom to you. You helped in the design process. It is not the same as buying a painting that is on the wall at a gallery. It is uniquely yours! The cost of a commissioned painting tends to be higher than paintings that I have for sale in my gallery. You and I will go over the cost which will include the shipping method fees. This will be included in your contract.