I happily accept commissions for custom paintings, to create something just perfect for you.

The process is very simple. Each of my paintings is an original hand made oil, and I do not make any prints or exact copies, but if you love a painting but the size, shape, or color is not quite right just ask. I can paint something similar to what I have just a little bit different to fit your individual needs, there is no need for a deposit, and no obligation to purchase if it isn’t just right for you.

If you want something even more special just for you like a portrait of a person or pet, or a piece specifically made for your unique setting I am happy to take on the project. Once we come to an agreement on the size, format and price I will make a sketch for you to approve. After you approve the sketch I will need a deposit of 30% to cover costs. The deposit is non refundable, unless I am unable to complete your painting. I will keep you updated on the progress of your unique piece of art as it progresses and document key stages for you if you like until your unique work of art is completed.

A special note about portraits: working from life is always best, but it just is not always practical. I can make you a very fine portrait from photo references, but a portrait I create for you can only be as good as the references you provide. I urge you strongly to consult with me before you take photos for me to use, especially if you will be using a professional photographer. The best photos for reference are not always the same as good photos for display. I will be very happy to help you get the best photos possible for your painting.

Please email me to discuss your commission painting:

About NicEllis Withey

Born 1979 Nicellis Withey earned his BA from Cortland State University, and MFA from the State University at Buffalo.

I work traditionally in oils, and try at all times to be mindful of the processes of the old masters in my techniques, method, and approach to painting. Creating pieces which will bring lasting pleasure their viewers.

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Studio Gallery

730 Lick St.
Groton NY
13073 map