What’s a Personal Artist and 3 Things You Need to Know Before Getting One
A Personal Artist is similar to a professional photographer who use their talent and experience to capture your precious moments with images, whereas personal artists leverage their unique talents and style to create original art and/or enhance the experience of an event.
Personal art is a beautiful way to savor a memory or experience, create an heirloom painting, or impress your brand.
If you are considering hiring a personal artist, there are some important points you need to know.
First, be sure to find an artist that reflects your taste.
Each artist has their own defining style. If you ask them to alter that style to accommodate you, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. Imagine asking Mick Jagger to sing opera.
For example, I have a very distinct contemporary-impressionistic-abstract style. Most of my paintings include mixed media and an ethereal-like focal point. If a potential client is looking for a traditional-realism type of painting, they’ve got the wrong girl and I will let them know up front. It’s a great opportunity for me to refer them to one of my artist friends specializing in that particular genre.
Second, find an artist within your budget.
Please don’t ever ask an artist to discount his or her work. If you need to get a smaller size, ask the artist to work with you or to suggest another way that you may acquire their beautiful services whilst staying within your means. I can’t speak for other artists, but I genuinely want people who love my art, to have my art and I’m flexible to make it happen without devaluing my work.
Last but not least, you’re going to want to make sure you have a signed contract.
Having clear definitions of size, completion date, cost, framing, etc. is going to save you from any potential headaches caused by miscommunication or misunderstanding. Any artist offering this service should have a contract ready. I use my own contracts, written in simple terms and go over them with my clients line by line.
There’s nothing quite like having a remarkable piece of art that tells your story with passion. It’s a beautiful and timeless gift that will continue to give for many years and generations to come.
Jenny King is a professional artist specializing in oils and mixed media of distinct style. Her studio and gallery are located on The Historic Marietta Square in Georgia, USA.
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