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tessa nicole art, specializing in custom commissions

"My favorite part about being an impressionist palette knife oil painter is the fact that I have the ability to work with my client's individualistic creativity to create a unique piece just for them."

Tessa's "bread & butter" is commissions. From a photo of somewhere that is special to you & your significant other, to a flower that reminds you of your mother, Tessa will create an original oil painting that speaks specifically to you. 

Tessa also works with international collectors! Never hesitate to reach out to to learn about her international shipping process!

For more information on custom commissions, please send a message through the contact form or email Tessa at:

Scroll down to read just a few of the many positive experiences Tessa Nicole's collectors have had in commissioning a custom original oil painting!

"We love your palette knife work. If we had the money, we would convert our home to a Tessa Nicole Gallery. We're working on that someday. Keep up the good work."

- Richard W. (US collector)

"Something about 'Stream of Solace' caught my eye. I kept returning to look at this art. It was both the art and Tessa. I can't explain it. I contacted Tessa to see if she could make it even more special. Without any hesitation, Tessa said yes to adding two cardinals. As I had explained to Tessa, these two birds would always visit me together. I saw them as my parents that had both recently passed.

Tessa, your art and kindness have touched my heart! For this, I am eternally grateful!"

- Albert E. (international collector)

"I really liked the commissioning process with Tessa. It was an art journey for me. The main idea was clear: an interpretation of Starry Night of Van Gogh, so the commissioning process concentrated mainly on the scenery. This scenery process was a combination of exchanging more than 30 pictures, several ideas on foreground and background, 9 sketches by Tessa. It felt to me as a real joint effort with an amazing painting as the result. I'm proud on both the end result as on the process coming to that. Thanks, Tessa."

- Anton S. (international collector)

"Tessa has done two paintings for us.Both are of places in the west. The Tetons and one of the aspens on the peaks of the Huachuca mountains. They are cheerful, vibrant and fill our living room with good feelings.

- Stuart & Denice G. (US collectors)

"My wife and I are struck by Tessa's skill -- comfortably the most talented artist at the San Diego art festivals where we get to enjoy her work. Since COVID and our indefinite separation from family on the East Coast, we've grown quite homesick. As a solution, we commissioned Tessa to do an impressionist's take on my home, a colonial-era New England farmhouse and gardens. The experience was fantastic. We gave her a vague sense of the purpose and vision, along with a number of pictures. Tessa turned my admittedly non-artistic request into something extraordinary. Her initial sketches were brilliant, the colors vivid, the composition precise, and the structure something from a dream. And her work was breathtakingly fast! The piece hangs above our bed, a daily reminder of family, friends, and happy times. We're excited for our next commission with Tessa!"

- Brandon & Abi K.


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