Custom Artwork


Have you ever had a brilliant idea for a piece of art, or just want something special for yourself or someone you know? Something meaningful and unique? Requesting a piece of custom artwork may be just the right fit for that hard-to-shop-for friend or to make that idea that you’ve envisioned over and over again a reality.

I do custom pencil portraits from photos, watercolor painting requests, and more. I will do my best to work with you on achieving exactly the piece of artwork you desire.


A custom watercolor painting created from two separate photo references


Once you have filled out the form at the bottom of the page detailing what you are looking for, I will email you back within 2-3 business days, letting you know what I am able to do, any thoughts I have, and any other descriptions I may require before I get started.

You will then be invoiced for the sketching fee. This fee covers all the work done to come up with the drawing used for the painting, and it also goes towards your painting’s final price. Once the fee is paid, I sketch out a concept or two, send it to you, and we discuss changes.

Every client receives up to three sketch modifications. This means I will resketch/change the sketch up to three separate times to get it just right. After the third modification, each preceeding one will be charged a fee.

Once the sketch is approved by you, I will send you a quote of the artwork’s final price and begin the piece.

You are free to contact me at any time during the painting process to receive “work in progress” photos. I also sometimes like to post progress shots while I paint on my facebook page, instagram, and twitter. It can be requested that I do not share (i.e. if it’s a gift).

When the artwork is finished I will email you a final scan. If all looks good, I will invoice you for the final price and the piece will be packaged and shipped with insurance.


Each painting will have its own time line, depending on it’s size, complexity, and artist availability.

Paintings will take anywhere from 1-8 weeks to complete. Pencil illustrations usually take less time, closer to 1-4 weeks. The client and I determine the estimated deadline together. If you need it rushed there may be an extra fee.



4×6 – $70

5×7 – $90

8×10 – $220

9×12 – $230

11×14 – $300


4×6 – $45

5×7 – $65

8×10 – $85

9×12 – $185

11×14 – $200

Sizes are in inches. If you’re in search of something bigger or unique in size, please contact me for an estimate.

Please note that because of the nature of this project, there are no refunds.


All domestic and international original artwork is automatically shipped with insurance, if you would like prints or other items insured, please specify beforehand.

The art will be shipped in a protective plastic sleeve, sandwiched in between a mat board and back boards and then placed in a flattened box or stiffened envelope for added protection. Larger pieces may be shipped in mailing tubes.


Once the original art is finished, I offer it as prints and products in my shop and at other selling locations.

I am always willing to work with someone if they prefer not to share, as I hope to respect my customers highly, but I have found that the work requested will usually touch another person they never knew.

All rights to the artwork are reserved to me, Lisa Maynard. You are purchasing a piece of art, not the right to reproduce, alter, resell, or mass produce from it. You are not purchasing any copyright, and to claim the art as your own would be an infringement of my rights.