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One of my first jobs as a teen was working at a Daycare. I started painting life-size murals of cartoon characters on the walls to entertain the children. In college, the focus of my studies were in Architecture and Design and I explored ceramics, sculpture and jewelry design as my art electives. It wasn’t until after college and a Near Death Experience that I began painting and drawing again as I did when I was a child. I picked up a pen and began creating the Celtic Art. Even though I am Irish, I had no idea what I was drawing until someone asked me about the Book of Kells in Ireland. I then discovered I had been instinctively using ancient techniques and symbolism. The other art has emerged as a result of natural curiosity and the desire to create images I love and wish to surround myself with. I love experimenting with new techniques and enjoy using mediums in ways that are challenging. (For example, it is easier to do Celtic art in free flowing watercolor or ink, but it is more fun to try thick acrylic paint within the tiny lines, to get a new effect.) Since my formal training is in Interior Design and Architecture, I believe that is why I love working with line, detail, colour and precision so much.
I never met a color I didn’t like. ~ Dale Chihuly
I love colour. I love the way I feel around colour and how uplifting and healing it can be. In my art, I use colour as a way to express the beauty and vibrancy of the painting. It is another way that I can communicate emotion and depth of feeling. Growing up, I noticed how colour or lack of colour affected people. We all respond to its affects and the easiest ways to transform, uplift, or change our space is by the colours we choose. After I graduated from College, I pursued further education in Colour Psychology and Colour Therapy. This knowledge became a wonderful extension to understand what my art says on a deeper level. If a person wants to feel calm, peaceful, and serene, art examples would include: The Lotus Painting – “Peaceful Love”, the Mexican Hat Flower – “Serenity” or the landscape – “Peaceful Knowing”. The Celtic knot on the vibrant red background named “Celtic Dance” is a wonderful energizing piece. It is full of life. My intention is to create colourful, beautiful art that elicits a positive response. Everyone needs an environment that is a pleasure to be in, and adding art is an easy way to transform any space. Colour is jewels to the eye. ~ Colleáyn Klaibourne
Art is colour. The deeper and more vibrant the colours expressed, the more passion that explodes within people to find within their own untapped reservoir of creativity- their titch of talent. The art pulls at the heart strings just waiting for you to ask “What is mine to do”. “What must I not hide under the carpet any longer”. That is what colour does for me. It pulls at me to create what is ready to be born. It will tap at my shoulder until I can sleep no more. ~Colleáyn Klaibourne
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Commissioned Fine Art information
Colleáyn can paint Healing Mandalas…as long as she has the proper information about the client or location for the project. For example, if this is for a person, she would need a very clear, color photograph of the person she is tuning into, age, location, and details of the request. (Colleáyn reserves the right to turn down the project if needed.)
The way that Colleáyn works with commissioned art is that she is given a basic idea or concept with a general scope of what the finished piece should be. (Size, media, etc.) The creativity will be left to her, as an artist, in conformity with her intuition, style and established techniques.
Upon completion of the preliminary sketch, Colleáyn will email the client a photograph. The client will be allowed a maximum of 2 session edits during this stage. Additional changes increase the fee. Once the client approves the preliminary pencil sketch, the final work will start to be painted. Colleáyn strives very hard to ensure Client satisfaction, however, once the painting has begun, the Client must be aware that it is very difficult to make changes – impossible in some instances – and therefore may be difficult to alter to any great degree.
Turnaround time for the painting depends on the complexity of the subject, the size and Colleáyn’s workload at the time of hire. After receipt of a Commitment Fee, (1/2 the cost of the painting), Colleáyn begins work which could take anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months to complete.
The painting is created on watercolor paper, fabric or a quality stretched canvas over stretcher bars with edges painted dark. Canvas paintings & Art Quilts are ready to hang.
Commissioned Work Payment Terms
Once we have agreed on subject, size, medium, due date and price, you will sign a simple contract for the custom painting and give me a 50% non-refundable deposit. The signing of the contract and the initial payment binds the parties and sets the process in motion. The balance due, including any applicable sales tax, framing, shipping or other charges, is paid when you accept the painting. This final payment is due prior to the release of the painting. Approval and release of the painting finalizes the Painting commission contract. Shipping rates will vary with artwork due to the fragility, insurance and size of the piece.
The prices for commissioned paintings vary on the size of the painting. Normally a painting will cost $400-$10,000. Please call for details.
Prices on a commissioned painting are usually about 25% higher than a non-commissioned painting of the same size.
Terms and Conditions for Commissioned Art Work
• Paintings are sold un-framed. Arrangements for framing may be made at an additional cost.
All shipments will be insured for full value.
• Shipping costs are the responsibility of the person/company commissioning the work. Tax for Minnesota residents will also be added to the total.
• You will be asked to approve the final product via an e-mailed photo and then we will ship the work to you following the final payment.
• Fees are for original artwork only and do not include copyrights or reproduction rights, which remain solely with the Artist.