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 style.
Imagine asking Mick Jagger to sing opera. I'm sure it would be something to see, but it's not his forte.
Each artist has their own defining style. If you ask them to alter that style, you could be setting yourself up for disappointment.
For example, I have a very distinct contemporary-impressionistic-abstract style. If a potential client is looking for a hyper-realism type of painting, they’ve got the wrong artist, 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.
I can’t speak for other artists, but I genuinely want people who love my art, to have my art and I’m happy to make it happen without devaluing my work.
Please don’t ever ask an artist to discount his or her work. Instead, let the artist know your budget requirements and they will most likely work with you. It may be a smaller size, a less expensive canvas or panel, or a similar but different piece.
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.
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