Christmas is coming, and if you're after a unique, personalised gift, for that someone special, now is the time to start organising it. Especially if you're after an original portrait if not for someone else, a gift to yourself by local regional Victorian artist Samantha Thompson. Samantha is a professional multidisciplinary contemporary artist and arts worker. Her work represents her passion for family and community, feminism and her connection to her surrounds. Samantha is a passionate, busy artist who runs events and workshops throughout the year. You should keep an eye on her Facebook Event Pages for any upcoming events you may be interested in, when our state opens up.
It's that time of the year when Samantha makes the call for family/couple/pet portraits for Christmas delivery. The prices start at $250 and are made from pictures and descriptions of the subjects. A fun and rewarding process which ends in a unique art piece in Samantha's unique style. Please have a look at the link and ask any questions via Messenger or give Samantha a call 0429 487 721.
You'll have to be quick as there's only a limited number of commissions available prior to Christmas. The listing is for A4 , A3 or A1 in Oil Pastel/Dry Pastel on 220 gsm cotton acid-free paper. Purchase either one and you'll be sent an email to discuss your piece eg colours, mood, description of personality, alongside some clear headshots, to get started. Progress shots will be sent to you along the way to ensure you are satisfied.
It normally takes 2-3 weeks once reference pics and descriptions are received by the artist. Large commissions, and commissions around Christmas can take up to 6 weeks. Please also factor in shipping (up to 2 weeks in Australia) and it's best to arrange a commission 2 to 3 months prior to the date that you would like it. Once you receive the piece you also may wish to professionally frame it, which again can take many weeks. Please factor this in when you place an order.