A gallery will often take at 50-60% commission from the sales price of a painting some of which they will give to the designer. Gallery owners are important but they often do not fuel the choices that the client makes.
Designers are at the heart of the choices clients make. they take the risk - especially when it comes to encouraging a client to commission a portrait.
Tom gives a 50% commission to designers on all art-work.
artwork & portraits
50% commision to designer (excluding framing/travel etc)
20% commision below $1000 30% commision over $1000