commission info

Chalie loves working with clients on commissions to help bring something special to their spaces. She only takes on a limited number of private commissions each year and these works do incur an additional fee.

If you are looking for your own bespoke piece please take a moment to read through the below FAQs and email Chalie and her team the details as requested.

Commission FAQs

2024 Seasons series Commissions are now open. 

When is the next available completion month in 2024?
Chalie is currently booked until June 2024.

Are there minimum dimensions for commissioned paintings?
Yes, minimum dimensions for commissioned paintings are: Landscape/Portrait 93 cm x 123 cm & Squared 103 cm x 103 cm.

How can I be added to the Seasons series commission waitlist for 2024?
By sending an email (via the contact page) that includes the following information:
- the Titles of two completed works you love and would like used as inspiration for your private commission. Please note, your commissioned piece will not be a copy/direct replication of a past work.
- where will your commissioned artwork be featured in your home? For example, Bedroom, Lounge room, Dinning room.
- have you decided on the dimensions suitable for your space? Please note, minimum dimensions do apply for commissions as per below.
- where are you located (postcode) in case we need to obtain a shipping quote for you.
- any other information you wish to include

Once we have received your enquiry, we will get back to you via email to arrange a time suitable for a phone consult if that's something you are open to. Of course, if you would prefer you can also visit Chalie's gallery.
  

How/When is my commission booking confirmed?
Your commission booking is only confirmed upon receipt of your 50% deposit or first payment of an agreed instalment plan.

Is Chalie accepting commissions for her works other than Seasons series?
No, Chalie is only accepting Seasons series commissions. 

I'm not sure what dimensions would suit my space?
The general rule when hanging a painting above furniture is it should be between 70%-80% of the width of the furniture anchoring the painting. And, it should be hung between 20 cm - 30 cm above same regardless of how high your ceilings are despite the natural inclination to hang artworks higher. If the painting is not being hung above a piece of furniture, then the guide is its centre should be at approx. 155 cm from the ground.

I'm still not sure of sizing?
We highly recommend taping up some paper in the dimensions you are considering so you can somewhat visualise the painting before finalising sizing.

Can my commission be painted in any colour palette?
No. Chalie’s Seasons series colour palettes are equally inspired and influenced by her love of the ocean and hinterland. Her works are created to bring a sense of relaxation and calm to an environment so colour selection is very important. Chalie is happy to consider accents of bolder colours but not so that they detract from the overall tranquillity of each painting.

Is a commission deposit required?
Yes, a 50% deposit is required.

Can I pay via a payment plan instead of a 50% deposit?
Yes, we are happy to arrange an instalment payment plan. Please request this in your initial email.

What happens once I have emailed Chalie to be added to the waitlist for 2024?
Chalie will contact the people at the top of the waitlist via email with a quote, in order of when they registered, to offer a commission booking for 2024.

The quote will include all the details of the commissioned painting, availability month, payment and delivery information, and T&Cs.

If I proceed with a commission what is the process?
Once the 50% deposit or first payment of an agreed instalment plan is received your custom canvas is ordered and delivered to Chalie’s studio gallery.

Chalie keeps her clients involved as she brings their paintings to life with progress images and short videos. Once Chalie feels your commission is complete we will email you final images and a short video. Alternatively, you are welcome to visit her gallery.

When should I expect a reply to my initial email?
We aim to respond to email enquiries within 5 business days except when on holiday or over the Christmas and New Year period. Please remember to check your spam/junk folders as sometimes replies may be filtered out.

Framing
Chalie does paint the canvas edges as part of her process however, her painting method can leave bits of colour on same. Chalie prefers to frame all her artwork as she believes it really completes the piece. All framing is completed by industry specialists and we do not mark up these costs.

Many of Chalie's clients prefer raw ash and oak but white, black and darker timber frames are all available to suit your personal preference and décor.

When is final payment due?
Final payment is required prior to delivery/shipping.

Shipping/Delivery
Chalie creates her Seasons series paintings on custom made stretched canvases. We do not remove the canvas from the stretched frame for shipping as damage to the painting may occur during this process, and when being re-stretched.

What are the delivery options?
Within Victoria
Free within 50km of the Melbourne CBD, Monday to Friday during business hours. If you are located outside this region, please email Chalie your postcode so any applicable shipping costs can be provided within your commission quote.

Interstate and International
Once you have supplied us with your delivery details a shipping quote will be obtained and the cost outlined within your quote. All artwork is professionally packaged by Pack & Send who coordinate delivery through a chosen provider. The artwork is insured, and a tracking reference will be provided. In case of damage, clients must provide photographs of damage to both packaging and item. Insurance is only payable on the sale price of the damaged item, not shipping price.

Do you use any other couriering/delivery services for interstate or international deliveries?
Currently, we only ship through Pack & Send or specialist art couriers who insure artwork.

2024 Commission Availability Schedule

Delivery Month (end of) Availability
January Fully booked 
February Fully booked
March Fully booked
April Fully booked
May Fully booked
June Partially booked