Inner Woman Portrait Commission
A journey to your Inner Being and the Woman you are becoming. To You who sparkles with her own unique radiance, a depth and love and knowing that is magical and magnetic.
A custom artwork just for you to stay soulfully connected to your most beautiful powerful Self.
Wherever you are on your journey, this is for you:
You are on a deeply fulfilling journey of creating your life and would love to have something tangible to connect with your luminous essence, with the radiance of your Inner Woman anytime, no matter the day or how you feel. A special portrait that reflects back to you the deep inner knowing of who you are, the You who is brave enough to live her dreams and express herself fully.
You are doing a lot of inner work but to be honest – most of the time it feels more like grinding and an endless tedious never-ending story than joyful healing, alignment and home-coming. Yet, this home-coming and more joy and magical connectedness was the whole point of embarking on this journey into the dark places. Now it’s time to look at yourself and truly see the radiance that has always lived inside you.
You love the experience of being seen by another, of discovering new layers of depth, beauty and vibrancy. And you would love a picture of your Self, one that can’t be taken with a camera, one that reflects the beauty of not only your physical self but even more so of your energy, the Inner You you know is here to glow and create a life she truly loves.
I can’t wait to connect with you and translate your beauty, your strength and magical glow into a piece of art that will anchor you and remind you of all the reasons why this life is yours and that you know how to birth your dreams and create love in this world.
An Inner Woman Portrait is also a wonderful gift idea for a dear woman in your life, your bride, your soul sister, your mother, daughter, niece, for a special birthday, when a friend is pregnant, to celebrate a transitional phase in life or just to let her see how much she means to you.
These portraits also love to live in spaces where women come together to heal, celebrate or sit in circle. Let me know what you need, and we’ll create something magical and deeply nourishing for you, your loved one or your community.
The experience includes:
The Inner Woman eBook – journaling prompts to connect to your glowing Self – this is for you to fully immerse yourself in your own Soul Energy and bring out your Inner You. Afterwards you’ll share bits and pieces that I will use as inspiration and reference during the painting process
28x35cm (11×14″) print of the final Inner You Portrait on high quality fine art paper shipped to you (unframed)
A digital 72dpi version of your portrait to use on your electronic devices so you always have this portrait as your anchor
Integration eBook: a short questionnaire with prompts to reflect and integrate the experience and discoveries you’ve made during our time together and to find the perfect place for your new piece of art.
Bonus: two additional Oracle Spreads to connect with your unique magic and your inner rhythm. If you don’t work with cards, of course you can just use these as jump off points for some deep free writing.
What I need from you:
- Your insights from The Inner Woman eBook (you don’t have to share everything if you don’t want to – the questions that are most helpful to me are marked within the PDF. This eBook is as much for your own exploration as it is for inspiration, so there is no right or wrong way to do this).
- Your willingness to stay open and release all expectations of how she is supposed to look like – to let yourself be surprised and see yourself in a new light
- 2 or 3 photographs of you that serve as loose reference
- Any references you’d like me to also consider for the painting (this is optional)
How Your Portrait Comes to Life:
My process is intuitive. The threads and paragraphs you share from your journaling will inform the final painting. There will be space to make wishes for certain colours or shapes, for the overall atmosphere and you will have the opportunity to give feedback and ask for adjustments twice during the painting process.
I’ll work with photo references you share with me, but those are only for guidance, not to be copied exactly. Your Inner You will resemble you – not necessarily because every freckle is on spot, but because she will carry herself with the grace and the sparkle that’s uniquely yours. You will feel her. And see her with all of who you are.
These portraits are painted mainly with a Wacom graphic tablet and Photoshop. Often, I also use hand-painted textures, expecially in the backgrounds or to produce one of a kind digital brushes for your portrait. You’ll receive a high quality fine art print and before I send the print to you I add some hand-painted embellishments with acrylics to make your piece unique and bring out even more of the sparkle.
It’s an experience of revealing the unexpected beauty. Of making visible what you only sensed but had no words for yet.
You probably won’t enjoy this experience if you:
- … are looking for a 1:1 representation of your face. This is not a conventional portrait commission. It’s a journey of bringing your most radiant energy to the canvas. To let her shine without restriction and preconceived ideas.
- …find journaling incredibly boring and have no desire to explore your Inner Being through writing. As this inner reflection is the main inspiration for the portrait, you can’t skip this – it’s part of the magic of this custom artwork commission.
- …have a finished image in mind and need to have her look and be a certain way – this process is intuitive – we’ll collect a lot of information together, but ultimately, we will trust the flow to bring what you most need to see about yourself at this point in your life.
- …don’t like my style – please have a look at the Inner Woman gallery to see if the energy of my work resonates with you (if you haven’t already).
Investment: 427 EUR + shipping
deposit of 215€ due upfront; 212€ + shipping cost due before I order the print and ship it out to you
Payment Method: If you have a bank account with an IBAN number, you can make your payment via bank transfer. Otherwise, I’ll send you a paypal invoice you can pay via your paypal account or via credit card.
As I am under the small business regulation in Austria, I don’t collect VAT on this offering.
Get 15% off when you book your portrait before the end of May 2019
(discounted price is 362€ + shipping)
Please plan for 5-6 weeks until the print gets shipped out to you. Actual painting time usually takes about 3 weeks, but we’ll need some air around that so you can work with the eBook at the beginning of our time together and to make sure we aren’t rushed for feedback rounds.
Available spots: I take a limited number of commissions on a rolling basis.
Questions and Answers
Why a print? I would like to purchase the original!
I paint these portraits with my Wacom Intuous graphic tablet and Photoshop – so this is completely digital. When I get the print, I embellish it with acrylic paint and gold/silver colour and/or glitter, depending on what your portrait needs.
Therefore, your print is the original.
Of course it will come signed, too, and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
I usually reserve the right for reproduction, so your portrait might become part of a future card deck, a limited print edition or other soulful projects. I will never license your portrait to a third party. You will receive the ONLY version that is hand embellished and I will only print your portrait on smaller sizes than your print (so always smaller than 28x35cm/11×14″).
I would like to have a much larger print to hang on my wall – is that possible?
Probably yes, please get in touch and let me know:
- The size you want the print to have
- Where you live (shipping address)
so I can quote you accordingly and prepare the file I work with.
Please note: You have to let me know before I start working on the final piece, I can not adjust to bigger sizes in the middle of a project.
I travel a lot at the moment and would love to experience this with you but can’t take a fine art print with me. Do you have an option without a physical piece of art as well?
Yes, I can also paint your portrait and send you a 72dpi version you can use on your devices. We could also make a small print you can put into your journal if you keep one of those. Get in touch and we can discuss everything in detail ♥
Can you please explain the step by step process of how this commission works?
Sure, these are the usual phases and steps of commissioning an Inner Woman Portrait:
#1 – You get in touch with me and we discuss the specifics of the project.
#2 – We’ll sign the Commission Agreement and you make the non-refundable deposit.
#3 – Now that the official container is set, I send you the PDF booklet so you can connect with your Inner Woman. When you have worked with the questions, you’ll send in your insights, together with 2-3 photographs of yourself and any other images you would like me to consider.
#4 – I will hold all that you’ve shared in my heart and begin with a compositional colour sketch and research references.
#5 – When colours and composition feel aligned to me, I will send you the image and you’ll have the opportunity to state any wishes that might come up. I’ll incorporate them into the sketches and ask again for your approval.
#6 – Now I start working on the final artwork. As my style includes some level of abstraction and a whole lot of intuition and flow, sometimes I need to make changes in order to maintain the energy and glow of your portrait. Please don’t be sad if in this stage I don’t send you many progress pictures. My paintings tend to go through quite some transformation and I don’t want to confuse you with steps that look too different from the final piece.
#7 – When the painting feels close to completion to me, I show you the artwork for a final round of wishes and to give you an opportunity to feel into this vision of your Inner Woman.
#8 – I will complete the painting and when you are happy with the result you send me the remaining amount of the agreed sales price plus shipping costs. Upon receiving your payment I order your print. As soon as I receive it from my printer, I will add embellishments, package your print safely and ship it to you.
#9 – Included in your package you’ll also find a card with the links you need to download your portrait for your devices and to receive the Integration eBook, so you can create a lovely welcome ceremony for your Inner Woman. The booklet is designed in a way you can use it whenever you want to connect back in, receive guidance from your Inner Woman and fill up with your own love and wisdom.
Is there a payment plan available?
All commissions are set up in two payments: A non-refundable deposit before I begin the work, and the final amount + shipping before I order and ship the print. These payments will probably be 3-5 weeks apart. If you’d like to spread the payments out a bit more, we can discuss this on a case by case basis. Please don’t hesitate to tell me what would work for you when you inquire for your portrait experience.
It sounds like a super deep process. I’m a bit nervous about that?
I hear you. Getting painted and letting someone else see the depth of your beauty – the parts you fully embody as well as the pieces of you who you might have tucked away safely because you think they are “too much” or “not enough” – this is a deep, courageous process. It’s also relieving and filled with wonder, awe, and lots and lots of gentle love and joy. You can show up as humanly “messy” as you might feel right now. My greatest gifts are seeing the immense beauty in the person that’s sitting in front of me no matter how “inappropriate” they might feel. Listening without judgement and full support for your dreams and desires. Anything you share with me, no matter if it’s in your emails or the pieces from your journaling, will stay between the two of us.
You know when you are ready to do this. And it’s ok to be nervous about this. I’m always a bit nervous when embarking on this journey, too – it’s this sparkly kind of expansive anticipation.
If yours feels a little more anxious than expansive, please let me know what’s going on and send me an email. I’m glad to help you decide if this is the right time to embark on this journey.
Are you going to show my portrait on your website?
Yes, I’d love to in the future! Your Inner You Portrait will totally light up the day for someone else. We are all connected and others will find pieces of their own Selves in you and your special glow and beauty. So yes, I’m all for giving you space to glow and inspire others with the beauty of your Soul! You choose if you want to do so anonymously, with your first name only or full name, with or without a link to your business or offerings if you are running a business yourself.
If you absolutely under no circumstances want anyone to see your portrait, I respect and honour that decision and won’t display it. Sometimes it’s necessary to live with this Portrait for a while in full privacy before it’s ready to be seen by others, so if that’s the case, I’m supporting you in this, too.
Can I use this portrait as the cover of my book / illustration for a music project / to advertise my sisterhood circle / … ?
No. Commercial usage rights have to be purchased separately.
I also do commercial art project collaborations – so if you need a beautiful woman painting for your business endeavors, please get in touch to discuss the details.
The offering on this page is meant for private use only. Apart from hanging it in your space, you may also put it on your about-page or make a blog-post with it on your own website with proper credit (how to do this will be laid out in the Commission Agreement) talking about yourself. You can also use it as your avatar on social media. However, if at any time you want to use the image for marketing your products and services or even include it as part of your products and services to sell, you will have to get my written consent and pay a licensing fee that we’ll discuss depending on the scope of usage rights you need.
What if I don't like the finished portrait?
You will have at least two opportunities to ask for adjustments throughout the process. Please check the gallery before you sign up for this, so you can decide if you love my style. You will probably be disappointed if you hope to receive a 1:1 representation of your face. My paintings dance the line between abstract and painterly realism. Your portrait will resemble your energy more than your physical features. This process can get deep and adventurously scary at times, too. You are allowing yourself to be seen in a way the world has taught us is “too much”. So you might need a little adjustment phase and that’s totally OK.
If after this adjustment phase you still can’t see yourself with the portrait and I haven’t yet ordered the print, you have the right to refuse and you don’t owe the final payment. In this case I retain full copyrights and reproduction rights on all prework and the final artwork.
If you want to talk through your concerns first, don’t hesitate to send me an email so we can discuss everything and find the best possible way to create your custom artwork.
Do you offer refunds?
No. We are working closely together and this is an experience that asks for full, open-hearted curiosity and commitment. Therefore, all payments are final. You do have the right of refusal upon completion of your portrait, in that case, you don’t owe the final payment and I retain full ownership and rights to the artwork. The specifics will be laid out in the Commission Agreement and if you have any questions or concerns before we start, please don’t hesitate to tell me – I’m all for making this a nourishing experience for both of us from start to finish ♥
I would like to gift this to someone special. Is that possible?
Oh yes! You can choose if you want to give them a voucher so they can walk through the whole process themselves (it’s valid for four months) – or the two of us can work together to create a piece that honours the beauty and strength you see in your loved one and would like her to see as well.
If you want to gift an Inner Woman Portrait to a bride-to-be, as a birthday present for a special woman in your life and want to do this as a group of friends or family members – I have a particular process for this, so please get in touch at least 8-10 weeks before the date so we can discuss the details. Prices vary for this, depending on what you need and how all of you are willing to participate in the process.
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