I get a lot of emails asking for updates on individual paintings. I get it. You have to wait kind of a long time. I really wish I could crank out several paintings a week, but that’s just not my style.
My waiting list is massive. It’s a wonderful “problem”, but it can cause confusion and questions when people are waiting a long time. Let’s just say the number on the waiting list is in the triple digits. I know this is a good thing and I love that you all want my work!, but it also gets really overwhelming at times.
Please be assured that each of you and your pets are important to me. I want to give each painting the attention it deserves. I might even take them to heart a little too much. If something isn’t going right in a painting I actually feel upset because more than anything I want to do the animal justice. Yes, I want my customers happy, but mostly I want the animal to shine because each and every one of them is beautiful in real life so I want their paintings to be beautiful, too!
When moving on to the next painting, I go in order of when someone first commissioned me. Once in a while a customer has a special occasion for which they would like their painting so I try to accommodate within reason, but I try to be fair and go in order most of the time.
If you are concerned about the timeline based on a date you had in mind, please send me a message and I will let you know if I can finish your painting by then. If you just can’t wait anymore and you want to be removed from the list, please send me an email. I promise I will understand your concerns. If you are cool waiting then just remember that I will give your painting my full attention and care when I get to it.
I just wanted to take a moment to assure you all that I’m doing my best and working through the waiting list as fairly as possible. I love my job and I love that I will have work for a long time. Thank you for your kindness and patience.