Ballintoy Point  , Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24 inches

Ballintoy Point, Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24 inches

We commissioned Christine to paint a 4-foot landscape of one of our favorite locations in Ireland. She was a great communicator and extremely professional throughout the entire process. We had initially wanted to hang the work in our master bedroom, but after receiving it, we had to hang it in the main living room for viewing at all times.
— M.A. Chicago

General Process

  • My preference is to coordinate a photo shoot and work from my reference photographs. Provided photos with good resolutions can also be used if a photo shoot is not feasible.

  • I will travel to take reference photos. I work in Simi Valley and charge $100 per day to travel for a photo shoot within Ventura County or the West San Fernando Valley. Outside of these areas, travel expenses are $250 per day. Long distance travel that includes airfare is decided on a case by case basis.

  • Once we agree to commence with the commission, I will provide a contract for signature. The agreement includes the payment schedule, an agreed timeline for completion and shipping specifics when applicable. A small oil painting (up to 8 x 10 inches) will be completed between 2-4 weeks. Depending on the complexity of the imagery, large canvases take from 4-12 weeks or longer.

  • If the painting is a compilation of a few photographs or verbal ideas, I will provide either a photoshopped composite, or a small sketch for approval once a deposit is received.

  • Photo updates will be shared throughout the process to ensure the painting is progressing to your satisfaction.

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Payment Schedule

50% deposit to commence

50% plus applicable tax due upon acceptance

Shipping not included

Finn  , Oil on Canvas, 10 x 10 inches

Finn, Oil on Canvas, 10 x 10 inches


It is my professional and artistic pleasure to make sure the commission process is comfortable from start to finish.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Contact my studio at 805-638-0337 or email