1) We talk about what you want.

2) We agree on the size of the painting, what you will be getting, and the price. I give you a date when you can expect the work to be completed.

3) You pay a non-refundable 50% deposit. As soon as your deposit clears, I will begin working on your painting.

4) I email you photos of the finished painting (if you are local to Portland, Oregon, you may also come to the studio to see it in person.) At this time you may request small changes for no additional fee. Large changes will cost extra. I will work with you to make sure you are satisfied with the finished painting. You are not obliged to pay the balance if you are not happy with the finished work (although this has never happened).

5) Once you have approved the finished painting, you pay the balance. When your final payment has cleared, the painting is yours. I will ship it to you immediately, or if you are local, we can arrange pick-up or delivery.

Commissioned art installed in client’s home. Appalachian Fall. Acrylic on Live Edge Slabs. ~9′ x 32″, © 2020 Cedar Lee


Commissioned portraits by Cedar Lee: “The Gillo Girls”


Commissioned art in client’s home: A Soft Enchanting Forest. 30″ x 40″, Oil on Wood, © 2018 Cedar Lee

All paintings are signed and ready to hang. I use only archival art materials so my artwork is guaranteed to have a long life.

Your painting can be any size you wish, although additional charges will apply for constructing and transporting excessively large canvases.

Happy collectors with commissioned work: Autumn's Meridian. 72" x 48", Acrylic on Canvas, © 2013 Cedar Lee
Happy collectors with commissioned work: Autumn’s Meridian. 72″ x 48″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2013 Cedar Lee

If you are not local to my studio, shipping charges will be included in the final cost.

If you like one of my paintings that is already sold, I can make you a similar one. If you have a type of special request I haven’t covered, it never hurts to ask.  Click here to ask!


The pricing for a custom work of art really depends upon your requirements. Prices typically range from $500 to $7,000…generally speaking, the larger the size of the artwork, the greater the cost.

Cedar Lee public art commission: paintings on live edge slabs

Start by getting a general picture in your mind of what you want, then talk to me to get an official quote.

Art by Cedar Lee in client’s home
Commissioned dog portraits by Cedar Lee

To get an idea of cost, multiply the length x width of the size you want to get the total square inches. Calculate this number by $2.50 per square inch. The actual quote may be more or less, depending on the level of detail and the materials you want, but that will give you a ballpark idea.

Payment plans can be arranged.

From a happy collector: Hi Cedar, I wanted to let you know that I received your wonderful painting today, “Eclipse Over Watchful Forest”. I couldn’t be happier! Thought you might enjoy seeing it in its new home. I’m looking forward to many years of enjoying this outstanding painting and will continue to keep a watchful eye. Thank you, thank you, thank you! -Ron

Happy collector with commissioned work: Autumn Hunters. 24″ x 18″, Oil on Canvas, © 2015 Cedar Lee
Happy collector with commissioned work: Autumn Hunters. 24″ x 18″, Oil on Canvas, © 2015 Cedar Lee


Commissioned work: The Red Car. 24″ x 24″, Oil on Wood, © 2013 Cedar Lee

Sol. 10″ x 8″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

“Hi Cedar, we opened the box together to see the painting you did for us and we are incredibly happy with how it came out. The photos do it no justice.”

Commissioned art: Cherry Season. 12″ x 24″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2019 Cedar Lee

“Just a quick note to say that the painting arrived safely and I managed to take a quick look yesterday – it’s absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for doing this for us.” -Ian

Commissioned art by Cedar Lee: “The Smith Kids”

Commissioned work: The Thompson House. 16″ x 16″, Acrylic on Wood, © 2021 Cedar Lee

“I’m so happy!” -Meagan

Commissioned work: Walk With Grace. 16" x 16", Oil on Wood, © 2015 Cedar Lee
Commissioned work: Walk With Grace. 16″ x 16″, Oil on Wood, © 2015 Cedar Lee

“Beautiful. I’m honored to be able to have one of your paintings!” -Amy

Forest Perspective. 36″ x 12″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2020 Cedar Lee

I love it! Thank you so much! Thank you again for making this such an easy process. -Ben

Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to arrange a studio visit.