I regularly work on commissioned paintings and am happy to consider creating a custom piece for you if it fits my style, availability, and vision. I will work with you throughout the entire process and guarantee your satisfaction completely.

What is a commissioned painting?

In art, a commission is the act of requesting the creation of a custom piece based on your vision and requirements.

What kind of art do you make?

I am a contemporary artist and I paint what you may see in reality but with a fantasy twist. The process usually involves bursts of colour and juicy texture. My work has a slight abstract modern impressionistic style that is very expressive and evokes emotion. Please familiarize yourself with my work – I do not paint hyper realistic pieces.

I offer TWO types of commissions:

1. A recreation of painting you would like that is no longer available because it is sold. In this case, colour scheme and size are usually fully customizable. Please see my gallery of sold works, my Instagram or my Pinterest for examples of paintings you can order (rarely, a painting cannot be recreated due to unique process that took place to create it).

2. A brand new painting based on a vision, photo or idea you have. If you have ever have an idea you want to turn into a piece of art to perfectly fit in your space or maybe you have a dream of turning a photo you cherish into a painting, then you should consider ordering a commissioned painting! I am passionate about creating meaningful and sentimental artwork for my clients.

How does commissioning a painting work?

When you contact me to consult you on your personal commissioned painting, we go over the size, colour, subject and selection of previous works you would like your piece to be most like. We then go over pricing, process times and payment options. Please note prices quoted are only valid for 30 days.

What steps do I need to take to get the process started?


Decide on the approximate size of the painting you would like. I recommend using a measuring tape to decide on the appropriate size depending on the space and layout. If you have any questions or would like my input to help determine the size of painting that best suits your space, please don't hesitate to reach out and send me pictures and measurements!


Decide on the subject/type of painting you would like - lanscape, abstract, floral etc. For inspiration, please see my online gallery of select sold works as well as my Instagram and Pinterest - these will give you a good idea of my style and the types of subjects I typically paint. 

What can you expect with a commissioned painting?

Every artwork is designed according to details and reference photos you provide. For larger more complex pieces or if you request it, you will receive progress pictures as I work on the painting to ensure we are on the same page. You will also always receive photos of the final painting, which must be approved by you prior to delivering the painting to you. At that point, we can make any minor adjustments you may want before your new painting is professionally packaged and shipped with the utmost care.

Why order a commissioned painting?

My commissioned paintings are fully customizable and in turn, very unique pieces of art. They also make excellent gifts for loved ones that will last a lifetime and are very sentimental. I am happy to hand-write a custom quote on the back on the painting for an extra special touch upon request. I very much strive to offer you something that you will be completely satisfied with and extremely proud to own!

What is the payment process?

All commissioned work requires a non-refundable 50% down payment before beginning work. Upon your approval of the final painting, the remaining 50% must be provided prior to the painting being delivered to you.

Payment can be provided via e-transfer for Canadians and PayPal for USA/international orders (I email you the PayPal invoice) and only require your email address for this.

How long do commissioned paintings take?

I have a constant wait list for commissioned paintings. As such, orders take about 4-16 weeks depending on the waiting list and the size of your painting. Please be sure to contact me with adequate time in advance of the deadline and let me know if there is a certain date it is required by!

What media does Nada work in?

I work with high quality acrylics and occasionally mixed media such as gold leaf or silver leaf. The surfaces I paint on are typically ready to hang stretched canvas or wood.

All paintings are sealed with a high gloss varnish to protect the surface of the painting long term. All original artwork is the property of Nada Khatib. I do not sell the rights to my images, whether commissioned or otherwise. You are simply purchasing the original artwork and a Certificate of Authenticity will be included with your purchase and the painting will be signed.

Are commissioned paintings expensive?

Pricing is based on the size of the painting and the complexity/amount of detail you are looking for. Please send me a note with your ideal size, subject matter, and the budget that you are working with and we can go from there!

Please note prices for custom work begin at $150.

Can I get an idea of the pricing?

Here is a sample commission price range:

8x10" $150-$250

16x20" $250-$350

18x24" $350-400

24x36" $400-$500

24x48" $450-$550

36x48" $500-$800

*Prices do not include shipping cost

*Prices are quoted in CAD

*Prices subject to change depending on the complexity and scope of work


PLEASE NOTE: all quotes given for custom work are valid for only 30 days - if 30 days have passed without the deposit being received, a revised quote will be provided.


Ready to order your own custom one-of-a-kind painting? The process is simple! Please contact me and let me know what is on your mind and I will be happy to further discuss with you via email or a phone conversation.


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