Special gapingvoid Valentine’s Commissions


I had such a good time doing those special Holiday commissions, hey, we decided to do it again for Valentine’s Day. Rock on.

N.B. This offer is strictly personal… it has to be from you to somebody you love or deeply care about; it can’t be a corporate or business message etc.

So if you’ve ever wanted to send somebody special a really amazing, personalized Valentine’s gift, this is a good time to get on board the Hughtrain. Just email Laura with any queries etc.

Here’s what we sent out in the newsletter:

Hugh’s Custom Commissions

Reserve Yours Here

Some of Hugh’s hard core collectors were able to get in on the one of the private commissions Hugh did for Christmas. Recipients were ecstatic, and we’ll be posting some more pictures shortly. These unique images are truly amazing, poignant gifts. We apologize to those people who we couldn’t accommodate on that offer for Christmas. But we have good news….

With his wedding fast approaching Hugh’s feeling the love, and decided to break away from the corporate work to do some personal commissions for Valentines Day.* He originally wanted to limit it to five, but we’ve already surpassed that in requests, so he will be setting aside a bit more time to try to draw for everyone.

You probably know that Hugh’s basic commercial commissions start at $3500, but we know that is out of reach for most people, so the Valentines offer will be $795 for the commission. You’ll  receive a large 18″ * 24″ signed print, included in that price plus a high resolution file.Framing and shipping will be extra. Standard framing is $175.00, which is at least 40% less than the equivalent frame at local frame shop (other well known websites charge $400 !!). But, we are happy to put the print in a tube, so you can frame it locally.

After Valentine’s these private commissions will be $1,500, and the full private commissions will be $3,500, so if you’ve been thinking about buying an amazing gift for V day, this is it. We’ll keep the offer open until Hugh feels maxed out.

Just email Laura with any queries.

There is some fine print:

  • EMAIL US specifying favorite colors you would like Hugh to use
  • A paragraph or two about the person or topic you want him to draw about.
  • No branded or business promotion topics, please.
  • The offer is for a personal and not corporate work.
  • There will be only one image created, and the only revisions will be for typos or errors.

Thanks, Everybody. You’re the best!

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