Your memory made especially for you
— Angela Resendez

A special person, a cherished memory, or your beloved pet immortalized in an heirloom painting to enjoy through the ages and pass down for generations to come. Your special piece will be thoughtfully created with luscious brushstrokes and intentional marks on the chosen surface.

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Give me your strange, your wild, your courageous story to commission!

This is a collaboration between the two of us, and while most people want a photograph painted of a cherished love one(s), family, or place, we can collaborate together to bring your vision to life! I can create a wedding scene collage - capturing multiple elements of a wedding day, or even something super outlandish - the choice is up to you, but don’t act too late! I take on a limited number of commissions each year to put my best work out into the world for you to cherish.

The Process

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Step 1: Consultation

The first step of the whole project will be to understand your commission idea by meeting with you - in person, over the phone, or online via a portal like Zoom. We will discuss size, hanging options, surface and medium options. If working from a photograph, we will also discuss photograph options including a photoshoot with me to get the BEST possible lighting to use as a reference.

Once we are on the same page and everything has been clarified, I will become immersed in research - collecting multiple images, sketching out the imagery to become familiar. Once I have the imagery solidified in my mind, then I will put brush to canvas!

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Step 2: Paint

The painting process is the most fun part for me! This is where I get down to the nitty-gritty to flesh out your painting. If requested, I will send update photos (keeping in mind that they hardly EVER reflect the finished product.) Much of this time is usually private, but I also offer the rare commission where you can come sit for me in my studio to paint from life instead of working from a photograph.

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Step 3: Unveil

This is the most EXCITING and thrilling part of a commission - the big reveal! Your vision has come to life and you are able to finally enjoy it in your space! I’ve been painting commissions for over 10 years and it brings me so much joy to see the tears and the laughter of when I present the finished piece to you! As always, I can help with framing options, installation suggestions, and safe transport.

Special Notes:

  • Commissions are not limited to pure imagery - they are also up to the imagination of the patron - that’s you! I specialize in portraiture, but have also done abstract commissions through the years and collaboration - like a collage painting of imagery to match a patron’s unique vision.

  • If you are interested in beginning the commission process, but you have a specific deadline (like the holidays) in mind, PLEASE contact me as SOON as you have the idea. Paintings generally take several weeks to several months depending on the approach and revisions, if needed.

  • Especially if it is a wedding, and you would like a live painting for your wedding, I will need to know well in advance as I am also a photographer and book sometimes up to a year in advance for specific dates for live wedding paintings and for photography.

  • I also have preset commissions for sale under the paintings tab above. You are welcome to check them out here: these are the most standard requests that I receive where not much communication is needed. For any other inquiries, please apply!


WHAT IS THE COST OF A COMMISSION?

The cost varies depending on the project complexity and the size of the final piece, but the range is approximately $350-$700 per square foot. Apply today for more information.

DO YOU WORK WITH CLIENTS OUTSIDE OF TEXAS?

Yes! Actually, the vast majority of Angela's collectors are not based in Corpus Christi, Texas. We can ship paintings anywhere and use video calls to get to know one another.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'D HAVE YOU PAINT?

No to worry! That’s why we are here - rather than you doing all of the work of figuring out the something to cherish on your walls forever, we do it together. Angela works collaboratively with her patrons to turn memories or favorite things into heirloom pieces of art. All you need todo is to be curious and to bring your own stories. We'll do the rest together.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

The timeline depends on what spot you snag on the list. Angela is currently booking for the remainder of 2019, so we are filling spots for a 6-month window. A safe estimate is 2-4 months from when she begins research to delivery.

DOES ANGELA DO ABSTRACT ART?

Yes. Angela's style is painterly realistic, but check out this listing for an abstract piece which showcases a piece that she did recently based on colors and a feeling. If you are looking for photorealistic portraits of people or pets, we will happily make a referral.

CELEBRITIES, SPORTS TEAMS?

As of now, Angela is not licensed with any sports teams to create work in their image. It is tricky to paint celebrities in their direct likeness to sell images of them. If the celebrity commission is of a look-a-like who approves of their image being used, or a photographer who approves of their imagery being used (of a landscape, or a person with a model release), then we can absolutely talk! Otherwise, we may need to work with lawyers to contact the celebrity’s representative to see about getting approval, or substantially alter the imagery.

CAN I MEET WITH ANGELA TO TALK ABOUT MY IDEA?

Yes! She would love to chat with you. Submit an application here and we'll get you set up.