• Step 1

    We need to figure out what it is you require: size, colours, vibe etc. I have listed custom sizes available on my commissions page but if those sizes don’t suit, I can source other sizes to suit your needs, so don’t be worrying about that. If you are unsure about what you need many people send me images of their space; I then sketch out the size I think you should go for, you then measure and we go from there. If the size is not listed I can quote you separately.

  • Step 2

    We then figure out what it is you want on your canvas. I’m guessing it might be something similar to a painting I have did before so that is always a good start. It might be a rejig of colours or it might be an image you want me to work from etc. that is all fine and we can discuss the ins and outs until we have what you want and what will suit your space pinned down.

  • Step 3

    My Fav; I get to paint it. Many of my pieces are painted in layers which means I paint them over time. When I am nearly complete I will send you a photo and it there are any little additions needed, you can shout. Timeframe, it is usually 6-8 weeks from when you order. Sometimes it can be quicker depending on what the piece is and what materials are needed.

  • How do I price my work?

    This is a biggy for me; my mission starting out was to try to keep my work affordable. I primarily work based on time and materials. Some pieces require more detail than others, which obviously takes more time and others are material heavy i.e childhood series uses soooo much paint or those with a lot of gold ink and leaf are also material costly. Therefore bespoke commissions are priced individually and you will be quoted a price before I begin. It’s totally up to you!!

  • Framing

    I use a professional framer and we can discuss whatever option you are looking for to tie in with both the painting and your home. Framing will add another 2 weeks to the completion time and I can accommodate lots of different styles of frames and requests; most would be on my Instagram page. It’s totally fine to order unframed btw, in that case, I will paint your canvas edges, just in case you want to hang it and live with it for a while before framing or indeed leave it without.

  • Delivery

    Once your piece is finished, I will let you know and you are more than welcome to collect it, if that suits. If further afield, I will package it up and post it to you. Then all you have to do is hang it on your wall and enjoy your new original Paula Quinn artwork.


What is a commission?

A commission is when you the client asks an artist to paint you a composition of your choice in both size and style. I offer repeat commissions of popular previous commissions, or you can order a bespoke commission, an image of your choosing. Have a look at my gallery, which showcases the range of work I have painted to date. It’s always good to have a piece of mine chosen that is closest to what you want as a starting point.

What is your lead time?

Lead time can vary but at the moment is 8 weeks and if this changes I will keep the lead-time updated on the website. Lead-time basically is the wait time on your piece, and this is impacted based on what orders have been placed in front of your order. I do hope it is worth the wait.

Readymade:These pieces are ready to post however if you require bespoke framing this will add 2 week to your wait time.

What happens after I book a commission online?

I will send you a message to confirm your order and send you your wait time. If you need modifications to a commission and have marked that during your order or if you have ordered a bespoke commission I will contact you by phone to discuss the details.

Can you guide me on what might suit my space?

If you aren’t sure what size you need, feel free to contact me. Sometimes clients will send me a photo of their space and I will draw the size I feel appropriate on their photo, they measure it and then we have our size.

Alternatively, you can use low tac masking tape to tape out your wall, to give you a visual guide.

What can I do if the size I need isn’t on offer on your commissions page?

I have my most popular sizes listed but if you need a specific size not listed please get in touch and I can quote specific to that size.

Does your work come ready to hang?

Yes, whether you purchase an unframed or framed canvas, it will come ready for your wall.

Can you work from a photo?

For bespoke canvases I can paint from your canvases. Some people like a particular piece in terms of colour but want their image that’s fine but it will be quoted as a custom piece.

Can I make changes to the commission mid way through?

I always try to work out what it is you want from the get go, so we are both really clear on what to expect visually. I then paint 80-90% of the commission and then check back in with you and if there are changes needed you shout until its sorted.

How big a piece can you do?

I can paint to any size however once you move past 1.5m x 1m, blank canvases are made to measure. If it a piece that doesn’t have texture it a piece that doesn’t have texture it could be removed from the stretcher bars and rolled and posted, however if it is textured it would need to be transported stretched. Again, just contact me and I can guide you.

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