A note from the Artist...
Update (March 1st 2021)
NB I've decided not to take on any commissions at the moment (as I find people often don't follow through on their enquiry, even after I've started on a design, which is quite frustrating) In saying that...I still get a few enquiries about my boards, so I thought I'd write a note about the process, and some of the finer details (like price)
The cost varies between jobs and how much work is involved, but my previous boards have sold from $400 to $800. When I get a query about one of my boards, or about creating a one-off commission piece, sometimes I never hear back from them, and the cost has obviously put them off. Other times I hear the comment “gosh that’s far too cheap” from people who obviously appreciate the time and effort that goes into creating a unique piece of art.
Some of that cost covers the price of the actual board, and the rest is for preparation, design and artwork. I’ve purchased boards from as little as $20 and up to $100... obviously the condition varies, and so does the amount of work involved in preparation. Every board is unique.
I source pre-loved boards and recycle them. That involves doing any minor repairs, stripping off any wax, adhesive etc., sanding, priming and creating a clean workable surface. I feel that small imperfections add to the character of the board, and prefer to leave the back of the board original, so that it tells a story (shapers details etc.) The other great thing is that the board doesn’t end up in a landfill, and is given a new life.
My art-boards are often influenced by a blend of styles, such as Maori and Pacific design, as well as by nature and the ocean. I hope you love them as much as I enjoy creating them.
When I do have a board for sale, I'll add a photo and make a note in the description...just send me an email or give me a call. Thanks
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