Custom Mini commissions will re-open in September 2021 for Christmas orders. Please contact me here for any questions about commissions.
This series of Custom Mini is a Limited Edition of 111 originals across all sizes and is part of the Francesca Page ‘Collectables’ range of originals.
Please read below before ordering:
This is a handmade collectable piece of art capturing your selected creatures to celebrate your and my love for the natural world. I will paint one creature on a plain white background per order.
Each painting is a labour of love from start to finish: I carefully lay out the creature making sure it sits harmoniously on the page. I use my own handmade watercolour paints that are vibrant in colour, shimmer and glow and I paint on high quality cotton watercolour paper. Each piece is finished off with gold highlights and my trademark signature in gold. These ‘Custom Mini’ are a limited run of 111 and are hand signed with their edition number. You will also receive an authenticity certificate which is hand signed and numbered by me. Please note that depending on the creatures you have chosen I will use my artist’s eye to decided whether the painting will be best presented as landscape or portrait due to composition and layout.
How to look after your painting:
Originals must be treated with care: remember that a little piece of the artist’s soul is in each painting. Original Scientifics will arrive to you flat and packaged with love. Please keep your original artwork out of direct sunlight: this is very important as over time sunlight has the power to damage any watercolour painting. I would highly recommend a wooden frame to compliment the gold in the painting.
What happens after you place the order:
I am currently able to deliver these commissions within 4 weeks of order placement but I try my best to get the painting to you as quickly as possible. These do take a while for me to complete: I am a perfectionist and make sure each painting is to a high standard before it leaves my care. I complete the paintings on a first come first served basis. If the painting is a gift and you have a specific time frame in mind please contact me before placing the order to check if I am able to fulfil your order in time. At the moment I am able to prioritise your order for an additional fee of £25.
Please note that current 4 week delivery period may be increased following demand.
Custom Mini – sizes and prices:
A5 - 1 creature (fixed)
Actual paper size 148mm x 210mm (5.8” x 8.3”) on 300gsm Cotton Paper - £95
A4 - 1 creature (fixed)
Actual paper size 210mm x 297mm (8.3” x 11.7”) on 300gsm Cotton Paper - £195
Please note that this is a bespoke product and the painting of each creature is carefully sized to fit each commission.
For a painting commission of a larger size and/or with backgrounds, e.g. watercolour washes/creature interacting with their environment, the starting size is A2. Please contact me via my ‘get a quote’ form.
WHAT I WILL PAINT
I will paint the following creatures from the real natural world: any creature to do with the ocean, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and corals
WHAT I WILL NOT PAINT
Currently not taking on pet commissions
Portraits of people
Anything Man Made
If you would like me to use your own photo:
If this piece is a super a sentimental one to you and you want me to paint from your own photos please make sure these photos are ready on placement of order.
I will need to receive your photo within 24 hours of placement of the order:
- Send photos to: email@example.com
- Subject line: ‘Custom Mini’ and please include your Order Number, name and address in the email
- Please send photos as attachments. Do not embed photos in the body of the email
- In the order please put ‘Own photo’ by the creature you want me to paint
On placing the order I will contact you via email with a simple copyright contract for you to sign. A electronic or handwritten signature is fine and can easily be done via your computer. If you are not willing to sign the contract the order will be cancelled. In such case a full refund will be made.
International Orders (outside of the UK & EU)
Please note that international orders may be subject to import duties, customs taxes and/or fees. These vary per country and are the buyer's responsibility. Your commission will be sent via courier with the required customs form completed. This will include the contents and purchase price of your item(s).
Refunds and Returns
Custom Mini are non-refundable. Once you have placed an order for a Custom Mini original your purchase may not be cancelled.
I reserve the right not to accept any commission that falls outside the specified Custom Mini categories listed above. In such case a full refund will be made.
Each commission is packaged with love and is shipped fully insured, tracked and signed for. When sending Fine Art goods it must be done with care so I only use a quality service.
I'm proud to say that all orders use plastic free packaging. To help the environment either recycle or reuse the packaging and help make all our fish friends happy!