Commissions and still life
(selected works)

Emily occasionally takes on commission work. Here is a selection of
commissioned paintings - and a few still life paintings.
(commissioned water and water lily paintings can be found in the corresponding galleries at left).

Scroll down for information on commissioning a painting of your own.

chocolate box

Available at Emily's studio,
Calgary, AB

roller skates

still life with cherries


pointe shoes




still life with orange
and grapes

still life with daisies



Interested in commissioning a painting?

Emily may take on commissions - depending on:

  • current workload (if preparing for a show or meeting a deadline it may not be possible)

  • agreement on size, timeline and price (outlined in a contract)

  • subject matter

  • a 40% non-refundable deposit is paid on commission, with the remainder to be paid on delivery.
    (Why non-refundable? Too often, commissions are undertaken and the client loses interest, fails to complete payment, or changes their mind. That can result in a lot of unpaid work for an artist and a painting that the artist can't sell because it's outside their typical oeuvre. A deposit is a promise of good faith.)

You will find some frequently asked questions and answers about commissions on the faq page.

All artwork on this site Emily Bickell. Please do not distribute or reproduce images without permission.