Commissioned Oil Paintings

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ABOVE: "Sam" 18 x 24" oil on canvas (commissioned for a private collection)

Other paintings are available at:

11 Liberty Street
Westminster MD 21157
Gallery Hours:
Fridays 12pm-4pm
Saturdays 10am-4pm
Sundays 12pm-4pm
or email me at ona@hogpenartstudio.com

I am often asked if I paint commissioned (custom) oil paintings. The answer is YES as this is a very rewarding aspect of my work. An oil painting can be incredibly meaningful way for you (or to give as a gift), in  preserving the memory of a special place, occasion, object, person, or pet-for generations to come.  I often paint solely from good reference photos provided by the client. I usually suggest desirable adjustments to the composition, as well as an appropriate painting size. Upon your approval of a preliminary sketch, the painting process begins, (see "Commissions" page for sample prices) and a time frame is established (usually 6-8 weeks) for completion. A 50% deposit is paid at this time. We then communicate at a few key intervals of the painting’s development.  When the painting is complete, a final varnish is applied, allowed to dry, and the remaining 50% is paid. I can provide framing at an additional cost, or you can take the painting to the framer of your choice.

                     Thanks for visiting Hogpen Art Studio!


Welcome to my part of the world-a place of peace, calm, and nostalgia for pieces of the past. I hope that you enjoy my still lives and landscapes full of memories, comfort, and joy-as much as I enjoy creating them!

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See "About" page for artist information
See "Landscapes" page for available landscapes.

See "Still Lives" page for available still lives.

See "Canvas Prints" page for available prints

See "Commissions" (Custom Paintings) page for examples of commissioned paintings and testimonials.

See "Archive" page for examples of other sold paintings.

See "Notecards!" to purchase painting images on giftable notecards.

See "Contact" page for framing, payment, and shipping information, email address, and newsletter signup form.

My thoughts:
"I believe that an original painting is the direct expression of an artist’s ideas, thoughts, observations, and skills onto a painted surface.  The sole conduit between the two is the artist’s hand, guided by experience. The viewer is free to imagine the artist’s point of view, or to interpret the work solely from within their own frame of reference. As the owner of an original piece of art, the viewer is free to assign to the painting a personal meaning and enjoy for many years the satisfaction that results."


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