Art of Illusions will come to your home or business to discuss ideas directly with you. This consultation is free of charge if the client is local;
otherwise, there is a fee to compensate for travel and time. Often, clients will send photographs, magazine clippings,
or photocopies as examples of their ideas.
After this initial meeting, we will create renderings and a color maquette (painted small scale model), and provide a written proposal,
which will be sent to you for approval either by email, fax or regular mail. To provide this preliminary sketches,
a $250 deposit is required and is non-refundable should the proposal not be accepted. However, if the proposal is accepted,
this deposit amount will be applied toward the balance.
After this first phase, Art of Illusions will paint a maquette (small scale rough painting of proposed mural). This will require an additional $250 fee,
which again will be applied to the balance. You will review the maquette and discuss any changes, if needed. Then, you either sign the proposal
(a signature indicates that the design is accepted, or email acceptance for design can serve as acceptance of design), or request a second maquette at no charge.
Upon your approval, the proposal becomes your invoice and contract with Art of Illusions.
Slight changes can be made to the design after we have received your signed approval, but will require additional charges.
An initial deposit of 50% of the total is due along with the approved proposal before work on the actual mural can begin. It also reserves the start date for your mural.
Final payment is due upon installation. Art of Illusions schedules up-front design work at least 45 days in advance of the mural painting.
This allows time for research, time to incorporate all of the design decisions, and time to prepare renderings and maquettes for the project.
Up-front design is integral to the project; it serves as a platform for the entire mural, since these mock-ups are used as a model from which to paint.
Art of Illusions uses the latest techniques in mural painting. Our murals are painted with the highest quality acrylic paint on a non-woven fabric,
which is sealed and primed with many layers to create a very sturdy painting surface.
After completion, the mural is applied directly to the wall and sealed with a varnish.
This enables us to paint in our studio rather than cluttering up your environment during the creation of the mural,
which (depending on amount of details) can be very time consuming.