This is the way commissions work:

1. Email here with a summary of what you would like. For example, if it is a watercolour painting you are commissioning, I can work from simply a vision you have for a composition, or from a postcard or photograph you have of a particular person or place which you can email or post to me. For personalised poems or prose, I like to have a description of the occasion, a description of the person for whom the writing is intended and their relationship to you.

2. Then, I’ll let you know any additional information I would need in order to develop your idea. I’ll also give you a price for your commissioned work.

3. If you decide to proceed, I look for a third of the price as a good faith deposit, with the remainder upon completion of the project.