Christine Herman Studio
Are you looking for made to order art for your home or proposing artwork for a design project? Looking for a special gift? Let’s talk. I aim to respond to all messages within 1 to 2 days.
You can each me at 505-688-8568.
What is commissioned art? Commissioned art is created especially with your needs in mind.
All pieces are original works on paper carefully hand crafted by me in my studio. Commissioned art reflects the colors, style, imagery, dimensions, and price point you desire.
For each project I create 3 pieces based on your criteria. You then have the fun task of selecting your final art piece from among them. This helps reduce anxiety and pressure, so you can fall in love with ‘the one’.
How does the process work? If you’re interested in commissioned art simply call me at 505-688-8568.. A good place to start is to look through my online portfolio as a way of discovering motifs, colors and themes, making special note of pieces you're drawn to.
We’ll arrange for a conversation to make sure I fully understand your needs and answer all your questions. I then send you a Project Summary Statement, which outlines the scope and details of your art (specific colors, style, imagery, dimension, fixed price, and estimated completion date).
After you approve your Project Summary Statement, we process your 50% non-refundable deposit to initiate your custom art order and I get busy in the studio!
Once you art is completed, I'll send you digital images for your selection and approval. When you sign off on your selection, your balance payment is processed and your art is carefully packaged and shipped to you.
Is there a minimum budget? The current minimum budget is $1000.
What about pricing? Fixed pricing means no surprises. Before we begin, you'll receive a fixed price in your Project Summary Statement, along with the estimated completion date.
Do you do site-specific artwork? Absolutely. I also encourage you to send me photos of your space, paint colors, and furnishings.
What happens if I don’t like my art? Because I take time to listen to and understand your expectations at the beginning, I’m able to confidently create work that meets your needs and desires. This avoids misunderstandings or frustration. That said, I want you to be smitten with your art purchase.
If you’re not completely satisfied, I'll refund your 50% balance after you safely ship back the art to me in good order. (I’m happy to say that this has never happened!) The deposit is not refundable.
How long until my artwork is shipped? An estimated completion date is included in your Project Summary Statement. Completion time can range from 4 weeks to a couple months, depending on the scope of your project and my schedule.
However, if your art is needed for a special event, please let me know. Once you approve the digital proof of your art, I process your remaining balance (plus shipping costs).
I carefully package your art and ship it flat or in a tube, with insurance and tracking number, via UPS or Fedex. International orders will ship via USPS. A customs fee may be needed before it can be delivered and will not be covered by your shipping cost. Your made to order art arrives ready to frame.
Do you create art for both private homes and commercial spaces?Yes! I’ve created art for offices, financial institutions, healthcare facilities, as well as for private homes.
How are your pieces made? I take great pride in making original art that’s customized for you, completed on archival paper with high quality materials, ready to frame.
My art pieces are created by hand on a large etching press. I often combine several approaches to create the outcomes; woodcut, monoprint and collograph - which are my mediums. Multiple layers are laid in succession to build the foundation for my work, in organic shapes and robust color.
The whole process involves 8 or 10 layers of ink laid over each other, requiring 3 days drying time between layers, until the piece is completed.The pieces are then further embellished with chine colle (a method of attaching thin layers of paper), applied to accentuate visual depth and texture. I might also include gold, copper or silver leaf.
Private Residences in both the U.S. and Canada
Facey Medical, Valencia,CA
Oakbend Medical Group, Richmond, TX
University Physicians-Grants Ferry, Flowood, MS
Great Plains Women’s Health Center, Williston, ND
Reckson Associates Realty Corporation, Ryebrook, NY
United Health Group, Phoenix, AZ
Marshfield Clinic FHC Administrative Center, Marshfield, WI
Jacobson & Schmitt Advisors, Madison, WI
Wells Fargo, Duluth, MN
United Health Group, Minnetonka, MN
Fairview Riverside Hospital, Minneapolis, MN
St. Mary’s Hospital, Duluth, MN
Brae Burn Country Club, Purchase, NY
St. Mary Dean Venture Outpatient Center, Madison, WI
Noran Neurological Clinic, Minneapolis, MN
Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN
Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN
Northern Iowa Endodontics, Cedar Falls, IA
Dar a Luz Birth and Health Center, Albuquerque, NM
Braun Intertec, Minneapolis, MN
Central Lakes College, Music Department, Brainerd, MN
Riverfront Condominiums, Minneapolis, MN
McGladrey & Pullen, St. Paul, MN
Partnership Resources Inc., St. Paul, MN
Midwest Spine Institute, Stillwater, MN
Lakeview Hospital, Stillwater, MN
Stillwater Curve Crest Clinic, Stillwater, MN
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Afton, MN
Geraghty, O’Loughlin & Kenny, St. Paul, MN
Citizens State Bank, Hudson, WI
Henson & Efron, Minneapolis, MN
Northwestern Mutual, Milwaukee, WI
Carle Heart & Vascular Institute, Champaign, IL
University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison, WI
Trover Health, Madisonville, KY
Sauk Prairie Medical Office, Prairie du Sauk, WI