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Commissions & Custom Orders

January 17, 2018

I love and appreciate custom orders! I've done a variety of custom projects from logo art to custom concept portraits, houses, landscapes & more! These projects have also been created on a variety of surfaces beyond canvas & paper such as musical instruments, clothing, toys etc. (Click here to see my gallery). 


These first couple years have been mostly funded by the income made from custom orders which I am extremely thankful for. Accepting these orders in the earlier years funded events, merchandise and so much more! I mean it when I say, none of this is possible without YOU! It has also been great practice and has allowed me to promote my array of skills and services. 


It was never my intention to be a custom-order artist though.

Making these orders priority over my own ideas has begun hindering me from accomplishing the growth and development I seek at this phase in my career.


In 2018 I aim to do one thing mostly and that is MAKE MORE ART! I have a better understanding and feel for how I want to proceed going forward and recently made the operational changes required to remain focused on both my professional goals and personal projects. 



I've implemented a Commission schedule that allows me to continue accepting these special projects without hindering! 


Ultimately, the amount of commissions I can accept within a year will depend on my personal project schedule as well as the details of the custom project (thus timing). There's currently only ONE spot left for 2018's Commission Schedule! 


If you're considering something custom as a gift, I can give you a "something custom is being made for you" card to gift in the mean time!


Discounts are given when commissioning me to create something from my personal list of ideas and depending on where that concept is placed within my personal que- it might even get done earlier than an entirely custom concept piece!!


Whether you're interested in funding my next project OR commissioning something custom contact me today to discuss!


Learn more about Commissions


Here's an example of some of the custom options I can offer- I would also really love to take on some more digital artworks, as well as some custom house/architecture/landscape pieces! 


Pulling back on commissions initially means pulling back in other ways. 




All of the income made from the sale of my artworks, be it original or custom, go back in to Aries Art. While I remain hopeful my fans and collectors will continue to admire and invest in my original ideas as they have been, I realize that in limiting the number of commission/custom orders this may result in a loss of income for a period of time. But that's okay!


This played major part in my decision to roll out the new Perks Package Program. My subscription service that gives sponsor's access to all sorts of offers and goodies exclusively in exchange for their contributions to my goals! For example, this month one of the Package choices is an AMAZING offer to secure that last Commission spot for 2018!


I'm hopeful this will help compensate for any losses. 

Click here to learn more about becoming a sponsor. 


Thanks for your consideration, and for reading!


Much Love, 



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Entirely self taught, Artist Mindie Gum-Grivell works with both traditional & digital mediums. Most known for her colorful and wildly imaginative artworks, Mindie enjoys painting & illustrating a variety of subject matters and her execution always results in a bright and somewhat cartoon-like piece of art! 


It wasn't until 2010 when she first tried her hand at paint on canvas and struck with the insane creative force driving her to pursue more seriously. In 2014 her little family moved to Indianapolis, IN, which is where she began her art journey. With full-time focus she developed Aries Art NW, her personal studio & pop-up gallery for showcasing her variety of creations and concepts. Showcasing her artworks in public galleries, art exhibits and art fairs in and around Indianapolis, IN, Mindie has also had the opportunity to exhibit her artwork in other Midwest cities including Chicago, IL. During this time she also curated and executed her own art-tour of pop-up events & exhibits through Washington & Oregon in May of 2018.


In 2019 they returned to their roots in SW Washington State where she now happily resides with her spouse. She's almost always hunched over some sort of craft project or out showing her creations, but she also enjoys watching cartoons, reading and traveling. All things that also inspire her creatively. 


Mindie is partnered with the leading world-wide organization of female illustrators, animators, artists and comic creators Girls Drawin' Girls. Her artworks can be seen in their weekly social media updates and at their GDG convention & gallery events world-wide, including SanDiego Comic Con & more! Mindie is also partnered with Glowing Goddess Getaway and as a Goddess Guide she's responsible for leading a series of "Creating Through Cannabis" workshops and discussions, on location at their weekend retreats world-wide in addition to providing freelance Creative Director, Social Media Management & Brand Development servicesMindie has professional and creative experience in all facets of brand development. Beyond custom logos and graphics, Mindie's also skilled in curating unique and visually appealing social media feeds, using her graphic design and photography skills alike to visually build a unique and effective marketing campaign.

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