These days I tend to work almost entirely to commission. (I keep trying in vain to retire!)
I love the way my commissioned work takes me to places I would never have otherwise thought of going. Occasionally a single commission has inspired me to create a whole new line of work, as happened with my early architectural pieces. Working like this is often challenging but also very satisfying.
If you would like me to create something for you - your house, your pet, your boat, a favourite view - or something completely 'off the wall' and unique to you, email me and I will let you know if I think it would work well in Batik, how long it might take and how much it will cost.
Maybe you have simply seen something I have made in the past and would like something similar. Just let me know and we can take it from there.
When I'm working on a commission, I always like to keep in close touch with my client, sending photos of the working drawings as well as the work in progress, through all the different stages.
Unless the piece is particularly personal to you, I do not normally ask for a deposit in advance. I always want to be sure my customer is happy with the work before having to pay for it. My theory is, and it is one that has worked well for me for many years, that if I'm happy I have done the subject justice, the customer usually is too.