What is a commission?

“Where Butterflies Blossom”
Acrylic on canvas 80 x90 cm
By Artists & Designer
A commission is the hiring and payment for the creation of a piece of art or design, often on behalf of your client.
Throughout history, it has been common for rulers and governments to commission public art as a means of demonstrating power and wealth, or even for specific propaganda purposes.As an Artist you will come across where your client might commission you to do a painting according to their theme and colours. This is where you have a mission to deliver their vision. You need to understand what they want in a painting and create a painting that sums up their interpretation.

Once good aspect of commission work is you can charge your fee at a high rate, this is because you are creating an artwork just for them.

Some artists we have coached are specialised in only doing commission paintings only. Some of our fashion designers are also doing special theatrical costumes or evening gowns. These type of commission works can be demanding and time consuming, therefore you need to charge at a higher rate.
What it means to you?
  • Creating  artwork or design  pieces  specially for your clients
  • Have an art or design portfolio showing all your commissioned work
  • Come up  with your signature art or design, what would you like to be known as
  • Promote your commission work online or joint venture which would compliment your businesses
  • Work with art galleries and art agencies who can represent you and promote your art
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What is Art Exhibitions? & What it means to you?
Vinh Van Lam
the authorVinh Van Lam
Vinh Van Lam, co-founder of ArtSHINE, is a visionary art coach and entrepreneur with a passion for fostering creativity. With a diverse background in art and business, he brings a unique perspective to empower emerging artists, enabling them to thrive in the dynamic art industry through the innovative platform of ArtSHINE.

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