Commissioning a painting allows you to get exactly what you want ~
An exclusive work of art with a very personal connection

I am often commissioned to create custom paintings and I welcome the opportunity to paint a work to suit the collector’s tastes. The steps involved in creating a commissioned work are somewhat different than painting a non-commissioned work. The reasons a collector commissions a painting play an important role in the creation of the painting and are often the basis for the painting’s design. In essence, the collector becomes the designer and the artist becomes a ghost writer (or painter) of sorts. The union of the collector and artist, joining forces with the common goal of creating a work of art that expresses the collector’s vision, can be an enriching experience for both collector & artist.

Commemorate a special occasion
A piece of art is a very personal investment and one that is often cherished for a lifetime. Whether a gift to yourself or someone important to you, once purchased, a painting becomes something more . . . it becomes a moment in time remembered. So your commissioned acquisition will not only be enjoyed as your personal work of art but will also have special meaning.

The one that got away
It’s not uncommon to hear a collector say they fell in love with a painting but didn’t purchase it, only to find it was no longer available when the time was right to make the purchase. Commissioning a painting will not only give you the painting you wished you had purchased, but it may give you a painting you’ll like even more than the one you originally had your eye on. I prefer to create works that include what you, the collector, envision as the final painting. Discussing your needs and wants is the basis for ideas that serve as the inspiration for a successful painting.

It’s the perfect painting, but the wrong size
It can be difficult to find that just right piece of art for a specific space . . . the artwork may be just what you were looking for but the size is all wrong. When dealing with prints, this issue is less daunting. However a one-of-a-kind piece of art that has all of the required elements needed to suit your tastes, is much harder to find. When you commission a painting, you get the perfect painting at the perfect size ~ exactly what you want it to be.

Have Questions??
I look forward to answering any questions you may have, and discussing your needs and the possibilities of collaborating to create your special one-of-a-kind painting. For additional information about commissioning a custom painting, please reach out to me by phone (610) 927-4455 or Email and I would be happy to discuss how your ideas and visions can become your very personal, one of a kind work of art.



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Slide "We love our new painting. Its power is already at work . . . It's relaxing, serene and hopeful all in the same view . . . I would have been heartbroken had the painting sold. We feel very privileged to have your paintings in our home." Cathy A Slide "I received your package yesterday afternoon & I was so excited to open the box. Two beautiful original pieces of art . . . they are beyond my expectations, I absolutely love them. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You know how I love your artwork." Ginny E Slide "Sitting in my living room I have your work all around me . . . I can't imagine this room without the peacefulness & serenity that so many of your works have . . . I look at it & feel the peace & I want to be there. Thank you for the wonderful work that you do." John B Slide "It's wonderful, I could not be more delighted with the piece . . . thank you, thank you. I have received numerous compliments on it. We really do enjoy every single piece that we have purchased from you. They are so calming. Rest assured it will be cherished for years to come." Jennifer H Slide "I wanted to let you know how totally surprised – and speechless – my mother-in-law was upon opening her present. She called me 3x to thank me for the etching. She hasn’t stopped staring at the detail and admiring the scene. She said it is the best present she has ever gotten." JoAnn M Slide "Catherine, the one thing that binds your paintings and etchings together is your vision. Each medium enhances that vision in a different way." Thomas R Slide "I have purchased two of your paintings. I want to thank you for the pleasure I receive when viewing your art. I smile every time I walk past them in my home & everyone who sees them comments on how lovely they are." Toni L Slide "Catherine, I just am in love with this piece!! Thanks so much! Our family room is essentially the Catherine Colsher Gallery ~ one of your biggest fans!" Missy S Slide "The painting arrived yesterday, and it's more beautiful than I imagined it would be. I love it! The frame is perfect. Thank you for creating such a lovely treasure." Nancy B Slide "I just received the order – the prints are beautiful and as usual, nicer than expected. I know these pieces will compliment your other works in my collection!" JoAnn M