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What you need to know before commissioning a custom painting | Art commissioning tips | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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What you need to know before commissioning a custom painting | Art commissioning tips | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

Custom Portraits | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art
Have you ever thought of commissioning an artist to paint a custom piece for you, but you have put it off because you don’t know where to start?  I am here to help you take those first steps toward making that vision a reality by giving you a few tips to consider when looking for the right artist. 

Why Commissions?

Commissioned art is the best way to get the perfect art that is just as unique as you.  Custom art is made for you and by you.  It is meaningful, personal, unique, and a beautiful way to celebrate and memorialize those special life moments.

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Unique Christmas Card Idea | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Unique Christmas Card Idea | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Can you believe it is that time already to start thinking about Christmas cards?  Whaat!  I hear ya.  I’m just settling into all things Fall and not ready to let it go so I know how easy it is to put off planning for the next thing.  Christmas, however, will not wait for us to be mentally and physically ready (it’s coming ready or not) and I’m here to help you make the start of the season more personal and beautiful.
Sending Christmas cards is a classic tradition that is one of my favorites, and I like to make a whole special event out of it.  A warm drink (preferably coffee), my favorite pen, Hallmark movie, and fireplace going if it is cold enough.  taking time to send a personal greeting to all my friends and family is important to me especially for those who I can’t see often, and let’s be honest, receiving Christmas greetings is just as exciting.

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Sparking Creativity With a Studio Refresh | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Sparking Creativity With a Studio Refresh | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Sparking Creativity With a Studio Refresh | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

I decided the studio could use a little refresh, and my creative space is feeling brighter and more inspiring.

My older two girls shared the large bedroom over the garage, and when they flew the coop (one married and moved away, and the other moved in with a friend) I claimed that space for my new studio.  The plan was to turn half the room into a workspace, and the other half would sleep guests.  I sectioned the room into 3 zones…desk area, painting area, and sleeping area.  I was so excited to get my own space that I didn’t even care that it had purple-ish gray walls (Eww!).

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Meaningful Blooms | Floral Paintings | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Meaningful Blooms | Floral Paintings | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

Meaningful Blooms | Floral Paintings | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

Meaningful Blooms | Floral Art | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

 Meaningful Blooms is a new floral series full of symbolism and emotion.  Each painting will be released one at a time as they are completed, and the original as well as fine art prints will be available for purchase.

I am excited to share this new collection with you, but I am also a bit nervous.  Can I successfully expose my heart in a visual way to you through the paintings?  Will they be well received with the same love that they were created with?  Will they ignite hearts and inspire change?  These are the questions I ask myself because I want to be a voice for the voiceless, and it is my prayer to have my voice joined with an entire choir of voices.

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Shop for a Cause | Meet the Shops | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Shop for a Cause | Meet the Shops | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

Shop for a Cause | Meet the Shops | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

We have been busy putting together this “Shop for a Cause” event to help raise monies to fight this horrific crime against children, men, and women, and we are so excited for its launch.  Whether you are looking for a gift for a friend or a special treat for yourself, we have something for everyone.

As promised, I am following up my previous post to introduce the participating small shops along with some of the available items you can expect to see.

But before I start the introductions, let me summarize the previous post just in case you missed it.

Princess Painting | Anti Child Trafficking | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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