Kirsten Sivyer (B.A. Visual Arts, Painting) is an award-winning visual artist based in Albany, Western Australia. Sivyer specialises in figurative oil painting and uses traditional multi-layered glazing techniques. Her painterly subjects reflect her passion for lighting, allegory and mood. Recent artistic achievements include winning the 2017 Bluethumb Art Prize, 2015 City of Stirling Print Award, the 2013 Albany Art Prize People’s Choice Award, and placing as a national finalist in 2018 Collie Art Prize, 2013 Black Swan Prize for Heritage and the 2012 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture. Sivyer’s artwork is represented in various private and public collections.
Artwork Commissions for portraits and landscape oil paintings
Do you have an idea for a painting that you would love to see hanging on your wall? Tell Kirsten about your ideas and she will work with you to realise your vision.
Here’s how it works :
Step 1 – a conversation The process for commission paintings begins with a conversation with the artist, either over the phone or by email, to establish the artwork basics such as image content, size, cost and time frames. Afterwards, Kirsten will provide you with an obligation-free quote and a time frame for the finished artwork.
Step 2 – creative development When we enter the creative development stage, a 50% starting fee gets the creative ball rolling. To develop a visual for the finished piece, Kirsten will use your inspiration together with her professional photography and Photoshop skills to create up to 3 digital mock ups. Once you are happy with the plan, the studio work begins.
Step 3 – artwork in progress During the painting process, Kirsten will regularly photograph and email images of the artwork in progress to seek your feedback, keep you in the loop and so you can see your vision come to life.
Step 4 – the finished artwork When the artwork has reached completion, Kirsten will email you a high resolution image and seek your approval for the finished work. Once approved, the remaining 50% will be due. Upon payment, Kirsten will prepare the painting for freight or collection.
Oil on canvas paintings are prepared by the artist using a medium weight cotton duck canvas stretched over kiln-dried, non-warping 30x70mm stretcher bar. Finished paintings are unframed and painted around the edges of the stretcher so they may be hung attractively without the need for framing. Original paintings are signed on the front and back by the artist.
EFT, cash, cheque and credit card payment are accepted. Please note that credit cards payments incur a 2.5% surcharge. Cheques will need to be cleared before artworks are released.
Make an enquiry
Clickhere to send Kirsten an email or contact the studio directly on 0432 839 779