Wow! Absolutely beautiful!

We absolutely love the paintings. Just so exciting to be part of the process. So great to work with you with lots of fun discussions too. Would highly recommend commissioning a piece of art by Cassandra as a way to depict a landscape from a mind in such a fun and beautiful way.

~ Lee and Cliff Whitelaw, 2023

Health Commission

I love to create bespoke, customised work and create with a range of mediums, including oil paints, acrylic, encaustic, watercolour, gilt and more. I adore the mesmerising colours that come from natural pigments enabling an alchemical relationship between nature and the painting. There is a joy and immediacy to my work too and a direct and absorbing relationship with each piece that is really exciting.

Hundreds of hours of work go into the process of building up the many layers of many of my work. Sometimes a painting can take many years to make and during that process they develop a personality of their own. The minimum lead time on a commission is 3 months but for a large heavily layered piece it is advisable to think in terms of at least one year. I’m trying to capture transcendent beauty and capture this as an antidote to our chaotic times. 

My soul purpose is to create something that uplifts spirits and provides harmony, peace and tranquillity. My style is constantly evolving as I keep discovering new paints and techniques and explore the boundless possibilities of colour. I am committed to taking creative risks and pushing things to the edge of possibility—and beyond. I absolutely love working to a huge scale.

Knowles Commission
Apple Tree Bay
1800 x  1200 mm
New Zealand beeswax and pure pigment on board
Dickey Commission, 2021
Encaustic and pure pigment on board
1500mm x 2000mm

People often ask me, “How do you commission a painting from an artist? How can you be sure you’re going to get what you want? It must take a lot of trust.” In this video, I share the inspiration and process behind this large beeswax commission

abstract beeswax by cassandra gaisford
Steere Commission, 2021, Beeswax and Pure Pigment

If you are interested in a commission on this scale or in buying your own large original painting, I will be very happy to advise you on any questions you may have such as;

  • How much will a large painting cost?
  • How long will a large painting on canvas take to create?
  • How will you ship it to me?
  • How will I hang a large painting?

Some of the things you may also want to consider:

  • What colours do we love?
  • What vibe or feel do we want our painting to ooze?
  • What things inspire us?
  • What colours, furnishings and other things does our painting need to harmonise with?
  • What size do we want it to be?
  • How much would we love to invest?

It’s so important to me that you’re happy!

Please email or call +64 (0) 21 873 833  to discuss your unique requirements for a large wall art commission. A 50 per cent deposit is taken at the start of the work and I work on the piece until completion.

You may also enjoy this blog where I share the process of a commission. ‘Always Summer, acrylic on canvas, 2400 mm x 1200 mm

Choosing Artwork For Your Home

Art plays a major role in the look and feel of your home. It’s so important to purchase something you love. Love to be an art collector but don’t know how to fill the blank walls in your home? In the video below I share Jenny and celebrity chef Jo Seagar’s inspiring story of falling in love with the perfect piece when they visited my studio and gallery, Art@Rangitane, in the Bay of Islands, Kerikeri. You’ll see how perfect my painting, “From Here to Serenity” is in her beautiful home overlooking the river, and how much fun we had hanging the painting in her home.

The Joyful Artist

I am an artist, storyteller, intuitive guide, mentor and Reiki master. All my creations are infused with positive energy , inspiration, and light. I believe in magic and the power of beauty, joy, love, purpose, and creativity to transform your life. My greatest joy is helping your realize your dreams. That makes my soul sing!

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