Leslie Dycke, Night Owl Studios 2011
Commissioning an Artist to create a piece of art can be an exciting collaborative experience. With over 30 years experience in dealing with patrons directly, Leslie Dycke has a sensitive, approach to each patron’s particular needs. Leslie has guided hundreds of patrons through the commission process and his ability to pinpoint abstract mental ideas and bring them to concrete fruition results in a true collaboration and a spectacular sculpture. Whether it be a major sculpture for an interior or exterior space, or a smaller presentation or corporate gift, Dycke is flexible to accommodate any time-line and budget. The process for commissioning a sculpture is as follows: · An initial consultation between you and Leslie ascertains the parameters of the project. Subject, scale, stone type and budget are discussed. Leslie is available via Skype, phone or e-mail to accommodate for various time zones and schedules. · A non-refundable 10% design fee is charged to retain Leslie to create drawings to determine a design that is acceptable to you. The 10% design fee is deducted from the final payment for the project. · Once a final design has been established, a production and payment schedule is determined. At this point a 50% instalment is required in order for Leslie to begin carving. (For larger scale projects, an additional instalment of 20% - 30% may be required). · Once the sculpture is finished and the work is acceptable to you, final payment is due before the sculpture can be released for delivery.