CUSTOM COMMISSIONS

Eager to immortalize a nostalgic celebrity icon that you or a loved one admires? or a personal portrait. Now's your time to book as my commission calendar fills up quickly. Embark on a personalized artistic journey with me and experience the joy of owning a custom painting like no other. I work from photos, creating a digital mockup, together we carefully select the preferred composition, then the magic happens once the brush strokes the canvas. Throughout the painting process, I remain in constant communication with you, welcoming your input. This collaborative experience creates a deep and personal connection between you and the artwork, resulting in a cherished piece that will be enjoyed for years to come.

Rates start at $2500-3000 for a single portrait on a 24x24 canvas. If you decide to move forward, we need to get you booked into my commission calendar since I only accept a limited number of commissions, and fewer personal commissions. To book I require a 50% deposit upon booking and the balance due when painting is complete, we pack and ship around the world. We send you an invoice which is payable securely online. 

Want to discuss more? please send an email and tell me your ideas, subject, size preferences, and timeline, and we can set up a consult and get you a quote.

Looking forward to hearing from you, Michelle Vella

DON'T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT

Love it!!!!!!! We are thrilled with the outcome. It looks fabulous! The photo doesn't do the grandeur of this piece justice (72"x72"). Everyone gasps and smiles when they enter our home, it's incredible.

Melanie & Mark R. ~ Boca Raton, FLA

Michelle’s brand is so unique and so current, that when I reached out I was entirely prepared for an in demand artist with the attitude to match, but to my very pleasant surprise from start to finish she was a complete and utter pleasure. I’ve commissioned two portraits now and expect to surely commission more as I feel she is just at the very beginning of the greatness she will achieve and I want to be part of the ride!!!

Chad D. ~ New York, NY

Wow! It looks amazing. Your work is incredible! It truly is. We're so excited to have it displayed in our new home. Emma is so happy, I am very happy and Arthur might be very happy.

Peter & Emma A. ~ Aurora, ON

Michelle, this looks so FANTASTIC!! It is truly amazing work, it's extraordinary!!  Thank you again for sharing the photos throughout, and the videos at the ending phase, so cool! Michelle... so so excited to have her open it on her birthday, thank you thank you again for slotting this in!!

Paul S. ~ Montclair, NJ

Hi Michelle! So excited, we just love her. This painting makes me smile and brings back all the memories of her. So glad I found you on Instagram!

Linda G. ~ Franklin, TN

We just love it! The Beatles are framed and hung in the entrance to Toronto office. Yes want to go ahead with the Stones for Vancouver office. Have a great Christmas and New Years!!

Hugh & Tami H. ~ Toronto, ON & Vancouver, BC

Last night Marjorie completely surprised me with the Jerry Garcia painting that you guys designed and I’m blown away!!! I love every detail of the painting, the planning behind the scenes, the colors you selected, and most your important… your work is amazing! You need to know that it makes me smile every time I see it. I hung it immediately, and Jerry greets you as you enter our home day or night. Thank you again!

Dan & Marjorie K. ~ Newton MA

Wow! as mentioned along the way, it's fabulous! we love it! Michelle, thank you for creating a lasting memory for our family and helping our Turks and Caicos villa feel more like home.

Mike and Line ~ Turks and Caicos

We commissioned Michelle for a painting of our new boathouse in Muskoka. Michelle was a delight to work with, very professional, easy to work with and incredibly creative. It was overall a wonderful experience.  The result was an amazing work of art that uniquely captured a very special moment and place in our lives!  We absolutely love it! Thanks Michelle for a beautiful painting which we proudly hang in our home.

Cheryl and Gary ~ Lake Joseph, Muskoka, Canada

Michelle Vella is an amazingly talented artist and a true professional. I instantly fell in love with her work at an art show and hired her for a private commission. She was extremely reliable and dedicated with an end result that far exceeded my expectations. I have since added to my Michelle Vella collection. Michelle’s work is remarkable and distinctive and continues to bring me a lot of joy and frequent compliments. I look forward to her continued creations and my next purchase!

Krista S. ~ Toronto, ON

I commissioned Michelle to create a portrait with her fabulous Wide Big Eyes style that would capture my “happy place”, the beach. Working with her was an absolute delight. Michelle’s professional but casual approach made the entire process effortless and exciting for me.

 The beach portrait brings joy and sunshine into our home every day, and we absolutely love it. Thank-you Michelle!”

Narda E. ~ King City, ON, Canada

I had the very good fortune of discovering Michelle Vella when she appeared on the Marilyn Denis Show several years ago and instantly fell in love with her amazing work. I live on the other side of the country, and yet Michelle and I have formed a friendship through her art. I am an avid collector of her work, and the proud owner of 4 original paintings, 3 of which I commissioned, plus eight Limited Edition Prints. Her work is nostalgic, retro, current and so fun all at the same time, adding that magic to my decor. Michelle is a pleasure to work with, her dedication and attention to detail from first brush stroke to shipping is impeccable. I highly recommend Michelle not only as a talented artist but as a caring and trustworthy business owner as well.

Hilary J. ~ Victoria, BC

CUSTOM COMMISSION GALLERY

JERRY GARCIA, GRATEFUL DEAD

THE BEATLES, SGT PEPPERS

THE ROLLING STONES

CHER

SIR ARTHUR

PRINCESS DIANA

LADY DIANA

ALFRED EINSTEIN

RUTH BADER GINSBERG

WINSTON CHURCHILL

AUDREY HEPBURN

STEVE MCQUEEN

SOPHIA LOREN

MARILYN MONROE

ANDY WARHOL

DOLLY PARTON, WARHOL STYLE

TUPAC SHAKUR

KURT COBAIN

VOGUE MADONNA

ELTON JOHN, HONKY CAT

LEONARD COHEN & ELVIS

THE BEATLES, GET BACK

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

TOM PETTY

ELVIS COSTELLO

ALFIE THE HIGHLAND COW

FAMILY PORTRAIT

JEANNE BECKER

THE PATERSONS

GRAND DAUGHTER

BEACH PORTRAIT

FAMILY PORTRAIT

FAMILY PORTRAIT

FAMILY PORTRAIT

FAMILY PORTRAIT

ANNIVERSARY PORTRAIT

LIZ TAYLOR, JdJ JEWELS

LAKE LIFE PORTRAIT

SKI LODGE PORTRAIT

HARPER'S BAZAAR EDITIORIAL COVER

LAKE LIFE PORTRAIT

FAMILY PORTRAIT

DOG PORTRAIT

LAKE LIFE PORTRAIT

FAMILY PORTRAIT

FAMILY PORTRAIT

FAMILY PORTRAIT

FAMILY PORTRAIT

LAKE LIFE PORTRAIT

VAN MORRISON