Art Commissions

The Commission Process


  1. Purchase the commission reservation listing for $50. This holds your spot on my calendar.
  2. Email the following information to
  3. Name
  4. Painting size (in inches please) and orientation (horizontal, vertical, or square)
  5. Determine if you would like watercolor only, alcohol ink only, or a mixed media piece.
  6. Provide links or photos to your favorite 2-5 Denise McMahon paintings that you would like to inspire your painting.
  7. Tell me what *Sparks your soul* - what lights your soul on fire? Maybe a place, type of music, hobby, etc. Tell me a bit about yourself or life experiences (if you're up to it).
  8. Provide other thoughts on what you’re hoping to get from your commission. Please provide as much detail as possible to ensure a successful commission:
  9. Colors you love/hate
  10. Moods/feelings you want me to think of during the creative process
  11. Specify if you are willing to have your piece shown on Instagram during the creative process.
  12. Once you've emailed the information in step two, I'll be in touch with some sample color palettes and additional information.
  13. Once you've agreed to the size, color and price, you'll sign the commission contract I send by email
  14. Painting will commence after I receive the signed contract.
  15. Painting is usually completed within 2-3 weeks of beginning. I will let you know when your reservation begins.
  16. I will share update photos throughout the process.
  17. Upon completion of the painting, I will email a final photo, and the collector provides approval or minor edits as needed.
  18. Collector will pay the remaining balance and shipping that will be provided to you by Mandy
  19. Commission price is in addition to the reservation price
  20. Shipping varies based on the size of the painting
  21. If shipping costs are of concern to you, please inquire ahead of time for an estimate
  22. Expect shipping prices to be more expensive for canvas paintings
  23. Mandy will send the invoice via email, which allows you to securely pay by credit card or ACH.
  24. I can be flexible with the payment. Please let me know whether you require a payment plan.
  25. Once the final payment is received, Mandy will ship the painting.


  • Once the commission agreement is signed and paid for, there are no refunds.
  • Paintings are intuitive and based on the information I gather from your email responses.
  • Alcohol ink artworks in particular are fluid in nature so please expect results to behave accordingly. No two pieces are ever quite the same.
  • Materials used vary depending on request.

Watercolor Artwork Examples

Alcohol Ink Artwork Examples



(even after purchase). 

The images, artwork, and contents of this website may not be copied, collected, or used for personal or professional gain without the written permission from Denise V. McMahon. All images of artwork, sold or otherwise, are retained by Denise V. McMahon.


Images on this website taken by Denise V. McMahon or 'Images by Kelli'