Art is normally associated with high costs and inaccessibility, but my experience with The Commissioned has changed my view on that. I hope that many others will see that too because it is a wonderful phenomenon to be able to be involved in the creative process - the creation of an art piece.

Karl was out looking for a special present for his partner and stumbled upon one of our team member's Facebook post on The Commissioned.

He was intrigued and decided to try it out for himself, for this special occasion.

The result is a refreshingly beautiful art-piece, that we hope his partner will enjoy looking at when she wakes each new morning. Here is his story...

1. Why did you commission a painting?

It was my partner's birthday and I wanted to do something special. I was not able to come up with any good ideas and I was desperately surfing the net for ideas till I came across a post by my friend Eileen on commissioned art.

I thought that this would be a brilliant idea because it appeared rather different. I did a bit more research and concluded that I would not have been able to come up with anything more meaningful. Besides, I was fascinated with the personal touch it came with, and I was certain my partner would enjoy the art piece very much as well.

2. What did you enjoy most about the entire experience?

I enjoyed the interaction with the artist even if they were very small ones. Glacy came across as a very passionate individual and her enthusiasm was infectious.


Progress pictures

3. What message did you wish to convey to your partner through the art piece?

I wanted it be a vision of how our days could be. The morning sun gracing the parade of flowers in early bloom; a picture of flourishing.

It is actually based on a conversation I had with my partner during the early stages of our relationship. We are both larks and we both love our mornings. She has a thing for flowers, wild flowers in particular, and I love early mornings. This is something we share, and as it is still rather early in our relationship, I hope that it will be something we can both look back on and remember.

That is something the timelessness of art can achieve.

4. Would you commission art again? Why or why not?

Yes I would. Though I see it as something that could be done for very special occasions. Art is normally associated with high costs and inaccessibility, but my experience with The Commissioned has changed my view on that. I hope that many others will see that too because it is a wonderful phenomenon to be able to be involved in the creative process - the creation of an art piece.


Flourishing, oil on canvas, by Glacy Soh

To chat with Singapore-based artist Glacy Soh about the nature painting you have in mind, head over to her artist page.