Have an idea and want to get it made?  Need to get a present but something out of the ordinary?  Custom artwork by The Art of Lax™ and The Art of Athletes™ has been the answer for those wonders. It is the perfect gift for the holiday season and/or graduation award... or maybe that special memento just for you.  

Interested?  Please send an email for an inquiry. 




We now offer a framing and matting service for your purchased art thru a partnership with, Simply Framed.  



Question: What do I need to do for a custom order?  

Answer:  First off, an idea! Then you give me a digital photo(s) of whatever inspires you. Make sure that the photo you are sending (via email) is “hi-res” or “HIGH-RESOLUTION”. Don’t know what that means?... Basically, if you “zoom” or magnify your photo in one click and start to see “graininess” or “pixels” - it is NOT a “high-resolution” photo!  Still don’t understand?... it’s like “Hi-Definition/High Quality” or “HD-TV” common on most television sets these days. Photos taken directly from websites or cell phones are of a low-resolution quality and will not work. Please make sure that you own the photo(s) or have permission to use it! We do not want to get into any legal trouble here!


Question: How long will this take? What will the artwork be done on? What’s the cost for all this?

Answer: Does a doctor know how long a surgery takes?... not until he or she examines the patient and operates.  I need to know the details of what it is you want first. Custom orders can be done in a variety of mediums; dry (graphite, pen & ink), wet (acrylic, oil, watercolor) or mixed and on many surfaces (paper, canvas, etc.) of your choice. Pricing is determined on the complexity, scale and turnaround deadline i.e a black & white piece costs less than a full colored one.  


Question: Do you have a “base price” for custom orders?

Answer: My rate is $45/hour.  I can give a “guesstimate” price if I see the photo beforehand. A set example is: 1-figure, pen & ink, 8x10 - 9x12 inches, would be $235.00. There is a minimum of a $75.00 deposit for all custom orders. Prices agreed between the customer and artist DO NOT INCLUDE shipping & handling. 


Question: Can I get my piece framed?

Answer: Yes, we now have a partnership with a framing company called, Simply Framed. Click on the Simply Framed page to find more information.  


Question: Can I see a few examples of how you do this?

Answer: All artwork in the gallery pages are done from photo reference - the same process of a custom order. Check out the pics below!



Deposit from customer:

A minimum deposit of $75.00 is required by ALL customers prior to start. Customers can pay either in cash, check, credit card (via invoice email) and PayPal.  


Work for Hire ONLY:

All work, from the process of conceptual form to finish, is under the formal agreement of being compensated by the customer. The artist DOES NOT execute any work which is free of charge. Email communications are documented as “in-writing” agreements to follow proper protocol. 



A custom order is NOT for everyone. These are for the most serious of customers looking to get an original piece of work from the artist. The production of artistic elements in each piece are elements which can never be replicated, thus being an original. NOT all custom projects are alike, or massed produced on a assembly line, rather with careful research, attention to detail ONLY the artist can execute. This is the reason why there is a premium behind each original piece. 



Check out the slideshow, below, or peruse through some examples of custom orders done in the past at the very bottom.

All images © Vincent Ricasio of The Art of Sports, LLC.