Frequently asked questions

But I can't afford custom-made art!

Can you afford an entirely new decor? One piece of artwork that will unite your current decor in just one step, plus create a beautiful and meaningful space, is far cheaper than a whole redecoration! We have many clients on strict budgets. We allow them to pay their artworks off over a period with the work delivered after the final payment.

How much will it cost?

Feel free to suggest a budget! We are comparable or more affordable than the galleries because you are dealing directly with the artist, Sharron Tancred. Our system is fully itemised and structured so that you only pay for what you want.

How long does it take?

We have a first in, best-dressed studio booking system. Depending on availability, it takes two weeks to have your canvas built, two- to -three weeks ’ painting time, followed by one week at the framers’, after which you can have our professional art hanger deliver and hang it! So, allow approximately two months.

What if I don’t like it?

That never happens! Our artwork is guaranteed to match your space and be loved, or we will amend it at no extra cost. Our unique creative process, developed since 2006, allows you every possible opportunity for comment and change. Nothing is delivered that you do not love.

What if we move house?

Go ahead! Your artwork is designed to match your furniture and accessories that will move with you. It will still look and feel great.

What if we don’t know what we want until we see it?

No worries! We will design it first so that you can see it. You will see a thumbnail sketch of your artwork or mural based on your words from Sharron’s mind- mapping technique.

How do we know that it will suit our space?

Your design will be drawn from scratch according to the rules of interior design so that it looks fantastic in your space, and even fixes problems within it .

I like modern art, and my husband prefers formal, classical art. How do we know that you can please us both?

Different tastes are a common issue! Did you know that women often prefer unbalanced, more casual layouts and men centred, formal designs? The other commonality is clients saying they would like abstract when it turns out they would like stylised art that they can understand. When we look through our style album, you will find commonalities that will surprise you both – you might even learn something about one another! It is a fun exercise that all our clients love and find hugely rewarding.

How do we know that you will not deviate from the plan?

You may see your artwork at up to five stages in whole, in detail and on its wall: thumbnail, digital draft, style, half-way and final. Your artwork is guaranteed to be loved or we will amend it at no extra cost to you, which costs us, and we d o not want that! We follow a careful process and stick to our agreed-upon plan.

What if we want a style or a medium that you haven’t done yet?

That’s not a problem! Sharron Tancred began her career as an Illustrator and Graphic Designer and is adept at creating or learning new styles. Show Sharron what you would like, and she will create it for you.

Can we buy or see your art in a gallery or online?

No. Sharron Tancred is a commission-only artist who creates one of a kind originals tailored to your decor. You can commission Sharron long distance or in person through an Art and Decor Planning Session.

We live a long way from Brisbane, Australia. Is that a problem?

Not at all! Sharron will take a brief over the phone or via email. She needs photos of your space from a distance showing the whole wall and the room ’ s interior decor and some close ups so that she can sample colours. Sharron will also request specific measurements from you. She will then create thumbnail designs for your approval and a quote which will include freight costs to your location using one of our dedicated art couriers.

We would like a mural done instead of art on canvas and we are a plane flight away from you. How can you manage that for us?

We can design the mural long distance then you can either fly Sharron to your location and pay for accommodation, or she can find another artist to paint the artwork onto your wall and manage them for you long distance.

What is the quality of your artwork commissions?

You will receive gallery quality art – not cheap market work from a novice, nor incredibly high end ultra-expensive work like in the museums.

What is the largest size you can paint on canvas?

We offer two types of canvases. The largest size available is in our custom-made grade which you can have made up to 2 metres x 2.95 metres. The final size depends on your choice of frame.

How do we choose frames long distance?

We have a large range of samples at hand to match to your photos or at on-site meetings.

How do you price your work?

It is a fair, highly itemised needs and services based system. We have prices in five centimetre increments for every size and type of canvas and frame which allows us to give you an immediate and accurate price. Likewise, we have prices for all of our paint systems, freight and packaging, and any art hanging.

Other time-based factors include project management, presentations, research and design, and painting and glazing, which are all variables that depend on what you require. So, to price your artwork we need first to ascertain the job fully, thumbnail design and quote it. All it takes is a chat, a few photos, measurements and an email or two!

We love this concept! How do we proceed?

Thank you! You can book one of 3 sessions available to you on the Art Planning Page or contact us for a friendly chat on 07 3491 6400 | 0419 428 628.

What credentials do you/your organisation have?

Sharron Tancred began Tailored Artworks in 2006 after a lengthy career in Illustration and Graphic Design. She studied an Illustration degree and two Diplomas in Graphic Design – one traditional and the other digital. Having decided to become an Art Stylist in 2006, Sharron gained Certificates in Interior Decorating and Colour Psychology, with further studies in Feng Shui.

Sharron Tancred has won business awards and several commendations for Tailored Artworks. She has alliances with several interior design firms in Brisbane and is a member of The Queensland Interior Designers Association (QIDA).

Who have you worked with? Name drop!

Since 2006, Tailored Artworks has created designs, hand-painted wall murals, and custom made artworks on canvas for many high-end companies and individuals.

These clients have included brand names like Westfield, Aurora Tower, and Toshiba Corporation. Sharron has created murals for the Aged Care sector including Regis, Mckenzie, Blue Care, Queensland Health, Spiritus, IRT, and BUPA Aged Care.

She has created artworks and conducted private workshops for celebrities such as John Hawkins, Australian Parlimentary Senators like MP Luke Howarth and MP Jo Lindgren, and builders like David Roberts Constructions, LK International, Valeco Homes and RCon Constructions.

Sharron has created focal points for the homes of numerous lawyers, doctors, and professional and trade business owners as well as for everyday mum and dads in the everyday Aussie home. Because Sharron’s artworks are about relevance they attract clients from all walks of life.

What awards have you won?

1993 Clayfield College Senior Art Award
1996 CATC Gold Award for Illustration & Graphic Design
2002- 04 Silver / Gold Australian Catalogue Awards for Illustration of Grape Liquor Markets Catalogues 2003- 05 Artworks sold at Auctions
2006 Highly Commended Award, “The most innovative and emotionally engaging business” Pine Rivers Shire, Small Business Success Story Competition
2008 Nominated, Best New Local Business
2009 Highly Commended Award, Regional Arts and Culture Achievements Award
2010 1st prize, retail section, Pine Rivers Quest Business Achiever’s Awards
2010 Nominated, Regional Achievement Awards
2009 Current Exhibitions, Courier Mail, Sunday Mail, Brisbane Home | HIA Expos
2012 Current Public speaking – “How Art Works with the Rules of Interior Design” for Queensland Homes, Brisbane Home Show, The Build and Design Centre (South Brisbane), Queensland Building Designers Association, T.A.F.E Colleges, Moreton Shire Regional Libraries, Commercial Art Training Centre (CATC), Art Land, Queensland Interior Designers Association (QIDA).
2015 Professional Affiliations with Interior Designers: Tracie Dunne Interior Design Group, Assorted Spaces, New Leaf Design Studios and Earthborn by Design.

More about Sharron Tancred

Sharron Tancred is a fun-loving mum of two beautiful girls and wife to an air traffic controller husband. They live in Brisbane, Australia, on a lake near Moreton Bay. Sharron is outgoing and a ball to be around as there ’ s never a joke or a prank far from her mind! She loves a laugh and being silly with her two girls. She enjoys being surrounded by the green of a rainforest on a good long walk, or out in her large garden which she tends when time permits. Sharron also tries to get to the beach and enjoy the breezes, sun and space or just sit, watch a long movie and enjoy a few glasses of Merlot ! Otherwise, it’s off to enjoy the company of her many old friends and family.

When you are working with Sharron, you will find her professional but relaxed and full of information and little décor lessons to inspire you.

The Why: What is your powerful reason for being?

Although Sharron owns all copyright,  you can’t buy a Tancred in a gallery, online, or as a print because she believes in relevance and in not adding to the mass of man made matter already out there, but in uniqueness.

You have to open up and inspire Sharron to create a truly original artwork! Sharron isn’t a big believer in art competitions; she believes that the market itself is the competition. If you choose to commission a customised artwork from Tailored Artworks, then they have won the prize; or rather, you have!

Sharron Tancred is about stories and relevance. She’s about art that lasts, art that is loved, and matches the lounge! She’s about art that becomes an heirloom. Sharron loves the idea of her artwork going into a loving home where it won’t be discarded like a mass-produced print or less meaningful artwork would be in time.

Could one item drastically improve your formal space?

If you look around your space, what it is that grabs your eye? Is it the rug? Is it your mess? Is it the cushions and the vase? Is it the cluster of family photos above your lounge suite? What is the one thing you could introduce to tie it all together?

Waiting List

Tailored Artworks has limited availability and a waiting list. Sharron offers only six appointments per month at client locations. Long distance jobs can be quoted promptly, but like all other projects, they join the studio calendar following a best-dressed scenario.

Bonus

With Sharron Tancred working on your interior decor and art to unite it and create your focal point, you will also receive decor tips and lessons to help you improve your space. You will also receive a free colour wheel and a lesson on how to use it so that you can take the plan Sharron has given you and expand upon it in your other rooms.

Pricing

Tailored Artworks is value oriented. Sharron believes that everyone should be able to afford their own meaningful treasure that looks and feels fantastic. You will be dealing directly with Sharron who is the artist and therefore save any middleman costs. Artists who use industry promotion methods increase their artwork’s sell price by 20% every two years with unknown middleman markups whereas we have developed a completely transparent system. Sharron’s hourly design and painting rates rarely change, although our suppliers’ prices are variable.

It is a fair, highly itemised needs and services based system. We have prices in five centimetre increments for every size and type of canvas and frame which allows us to give you an immediate and accurate price. Likewise, we have prices for all of our paint systems, freight and packaging, and any art hanging.

Other time-based factors include project management, presentations, research and design, and painting and glazing, which are all variables that depend on what you require. So, to price your artwork we need first to ascertain the job fully, thumbnail design and quote it. All it takes is a chat, a few photos, measurements and an email or two!

We keep an eye on the art market rates to ensure that our prices present better value.

You will save on many costs buying multiple artworks and get more wow for your dollar.

The Tailored Artworks average spend for a large, framed and typically professionally hung artwork (i.e. suit able for above your lounge , designed to fix, enhance or inspire your space and create relevance to you is AU$3500 – $4500 inc GST and a maximum of around $6000 if you are choosing a tighter style and content that takes Sharron longer to design and paint. You could spend $800-$1200 on the same sized artwork however in a simple, style without a frame.  It’s up to you and what you want! 

Wall murals, painted on site in one day, average at AU $1500 – $1800 inc GST. A three day mural is around the $3500 mark.  Very large murals are much more. It all depends on your needs.

Being an itemised pricing system, the end price can be massaged to meet your budget.  At Tailored Artworks, we provide excellent value while solving your problem.

"Maybe I Could...”

…You could get limited edition prints for more or less than the cost of our custom made art service, but they would not be tailored to your decor, nor imbued with the meaning that Sharron has put into your artwork as a result of your conversations. Giclee prints are only fine quality laser prints that will fade over the years. Artists make very good returns on Giclee prints because they cost very little to produce in house. The frame is often worth more than the print.

…You could buy ready-made art, but you wouldn’t get the scale of artwork that we can create for you which lines up with your architectural layout and streamlines your space. Prints are paper-size dependent. Artworks and photos printed onto canvas are likely to sag and fade over time. For prints to last, they must use quality UV stable inks and varnishes on gallery quality canvases, which are much more expensive than what can be output at bulk- manufactured sell prices.

…For the same price or less, you could get your wall painted in a feature colour or texture, or even wallpapered, but it will have bare voids. You may still feel the need to hang artwork after all.

…You could hang a collection of family photos on your wall for the same price, but in a larger formal space like a foyer, an art niche, or around a TV, lots of wall clutter looks too busy because it fights with all the other small items in your space. Formal spaces thrive on less.

…You could try painting an artwork or mural yourself to save money, but DIY artworks tend to create far less effective results than what a customised art work specialist like Sharron Tancred can create for you. If you are unsure, why not do our Decor Assessment Challenge and find out what you do or don’t know.

Call Us Today!

Life happens. If you have to sell your home, redecorating to get things looking their best is likely to be rushed and expensive. Not only will supplier rates increase over time, but art, prints, cushions, paints, and furniture will all be dearer. You’ll also lose the luxury of time and consideration to do it well. Not solving design issues has the potential to hurt your asking price.

When you fail to maximise your spaces into impressive gems, you lose the dollar value that these selling features could have given you. You might lose more now by not taking any action when great ideas like Tailored Artworks are affordable, and you have the leisure time to get the results. Take action today!

Money Back Guarantee

Tailored Artworks guarantees your artwork will match your decor and be loved or we will amend it at no extra cost.

The true value of Tailored Art Works

Tailored Artworks are an excellent value because you are getting a one of a kind artwork or mural created just for you!

You will also receive interior decorating tips to help you DIY your space and save time and money and your artwork will become a treasured heirloom for your home because it is designed to last.   Your artwork will earn its value as a focal point in every home you move to because it is designed to match your furniture and accessories.

You will learn about art and the rules of interior decorating throughout your artwork commission process, giving you value through education, enlightenment and a plan of attack for your home or corporate space.

What have you got to lose?

Not proceeding with Tailored Artworks’ guaranteed Art and Decor Planning Service service leaves you with riskier options. You could lose money when the the seller does not refund you because your chosen artwork does not look as great as you thought. You could fail in your attempt to DIY your art and decor because of your lack of knowledge or design talent, despite having watched too many unrealistic DIY Home Decor shows; and inability to paint a masterpiece!

It is extremely easy to fail to grasp the nuances of how art and decor work together. This can lead to an unimpressive result for your space and a less effective artwork that your spouse wants to be replaced, (we’ve seen it happen again and again), which costs you more and sadly, creates angst.  Wouldn’t it be easier to create a customised artwork with an art and decor expert, and receive art that is guaranteed to match your space and be loved?

Choose which Planning Session is right for you or, find out if you have what it takes to DIY your art and Decor with our Decor Assessment Challenge!