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Rshah-Studio / Commissions


Still can’t forget that “restful, beautiful sandy beach”, “inspirational sunrise”, “romantic sunset”, “rustic rice paddy”, “invigorating mountain wonderland”, “ancient temple”, or “peaceful lake”?  Have your favorite, inspiring experience captured in a painting!

OR; do you just have a place on your “Bucket List” that you haven’t traveled to yet?

Send me a photo of your favorite landscape or memory, tell me why you love it and why it’s on your bucket list!  I will give you a painting that captures the essence of your experience.

Don’t have a photo? Feel free to choose one from my many travels!

Please fill out the form below and indicate whether you have a photo or would like to use one of mine.  Upon contact, I will call/email you to discuss the photo you send so I understand why you love the landscape.  We will discuss size of canvas, style, color and I will send studies and photos with updates on how your painting is coming along!

Prices for a commission start at $1,100 for a painting sized 50 x 60cm (approximately 20 x 25 inches).  Based on materials and size, price will change accordingly. A 50% deposit is required on commissions.

Examples of commissioned paintings are included below.



The Golden Pavilion or Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto, Japan

The Golden Pavilion
Oil & Gold Leaf on Canvas
65 x 50cm

A national landmark painted in gold leaf as part of a reconstruction; the Golden Pavilion was originally a family villa later converted into a Zen Buddhist temple upon the owner’s death.   A World Heritage site and an iconic symbol of travels in Japan – the client wanted to preserve the memory of being awestruck when seeing it in person.  Since the client did not have a photograph, the couple chose a photograph from my collection as a template for the composition.  This was done with Oil and Gold Leaf on Canvas.  The Gold Leaf is being applied as a background for the Pavilion itself – as it is “gold”.


Title: “Fuji’s Diamond”
Medium: Acrylic and Mica on Canvas
Size: 40cm x 60cm
The client wanted to capture the specific moment the sun rises or sets behind the sacred mountain.
Title:  Biji’s Blessing
Medium: Textile, Oil, Gold/Silver Leaf on Canvas
Size: 40cm x 60cm
The textile border is a vintage textile handed down from the client’s grandmother.  Typically, these borders are sewn into saris or other ethnic clothing, which is not worn as often in the USA.  Applying the textile as part of the painting composition allowed for the preservation of the grandmother’s memory; as well as a contemporary take on an old tradition.