I call these commissions my collection of pictoracles — they come straight from you through me and into our collective experience. I would be honored to work with you in this way.
(scroll down to read testimonials from people that have commissioned works)
So glad you made it here with your curiosity and inspiration! I love working with people to unfold an intuitive painting that can be a medicine piece, as well as a commemorative one. I find that I enter a place that is quite oracular when I create. When we collaborate, doors open for both of us, and we make something truly special and magical. Let’s explore our synergistic potential!
HOW THE PICTORACLE PROCESS WORKS
Start by filling out this form below. Let me know your inspiration and vision. How large and how much detail? Is this a family portrait in the likeness of your family, or spirit essence? Is this a dedication or a gift for a new baby coming? Do you want me to feel into your energy, and create something we both couldn’t even imagine? Once I get your form, we will set up a time to talk on the phone. I will then send you a quote and an estimated timeline for completion. Please note, these projects have timelines of their own, but I will do my best to complete in the time range we discuss. Feel free to muse the painting process, by sending images, inspired books to read, etc. I will pull from the ethers as well, which is where it gets super magical. I will take a nonrefundable downpayment of $250 that will go towards the completion of the painting. This will be a mock up down by either pencil, water color, digital, or all three. Once you ask for any changes and then approve the composition , I begin the work on canvas. Usually I take 50% upfront, minus the $250 down, and then receive the rest upon completion. We can discuss a payment plan that’s right for you if this doesn’t work. I am happy to send progress images, unless you would like to be surprised at the finished work. Some people like to give a lot of input, while others like to have me steer the ship of creation. We can discover how we will work together in the initial consultation.
Something to keep in mind…
The commissioner owns the painting while the artist owns the image.
As the artist, I will keep the copyright of the image, so I will be able to make prints of the completed work. I do not always choose to do so, especially if it is a family portrait style image. The commissioner may request for me not too, in which case there will be an additional cost added to the finished work. If the commissioner would like to use the image for a logo or album cover, etc, we will work out a contract for licensing the image. The commissioner owns the painting while the artist owns the image.
“Unveiling the Beyul”
Unveiling the Beyul tells the story of a physical and spiritual journey into homecoming and wholeness. I had written accounts of my pilgrimages deep into the mountains of Nepal and Tibet to the Beyul’s or hidden lands, and a very mystical ascent of Mt. Shasta, but I had hoped to find an artist who could take my story to another level. When my wife Veda and I settled in our little cabin between Mt. Shasta and Mt. Ashland, we met Lindy and we knew she was the one to take on this project. Lindy came to our land and meditated before starting this magnum opus. She drew water from Shasta’s sacred spring to mix her stoneground paints, and transformed this sacred journey of ours into a wonderland of eloquence. Now years later, we still find new meaning and archetypal expressions in her masterpiece, which was also included in Alex Grey’s journal CoSm. Lindy is a wonderful sister and her transformational art has brought us so much light, love and laughter.
~ Gary Thundercloud
“Guardian of the Medicine Gardens”
I have not had a good opportunity to thank you for creating this incredible painting for the Cannabis Museum. We have watched you and your career since art school. We jumped at the chance to commission a work enabling you to envision the spirit of Cannabis. You researched the origins of the plant and its history at the center of many of the world’s theologies. You captured her spirit. We could not be more pleased.
We love this soul portrait of our family. Lindy came to our home and interviewed us, looked around the property and got a feel for our family and the love between us. She painted the portrait as a birthday present for Howard. Everyone was in it, magically, even the two babies who arrived over a year later, portrayed as little spirits around the fire. It hangs in our living room for everyone to see as soon as they enter our home, and adds beauty and joy to our environment. Thank you so much Lindy!!
~ Sue Morningstar
“Sary & Son’s Shasta Haven”