Sold! John Horejs Commission for Chicago client’s Second Home

Recently, collectors who own homes in Chicago and Scottsdale visited Xanadu Gallery looking for a painting to go over their fireplace in the Scottsdale home. They fell in love with a John Horejs wildflower, but the piece at the gallery was not a good size for the space and the clients wanted to emphasize different colors.

The artist went out to the home the first part of September to see the place where the commission piece would be installed. There were a couple of different sizes that could work, so John went home and built two canvases. He returned to the clients’ home the next day so they could see how the different configurations would work. They settled on 32″x48″ dimensions. John also took a giclee print of a wildflower painting he had created earlier to see how the colors and composition worked. The client decided that she would like larger poppies and more yellow in her painting.

Together, John and the clients decided it would look great to paint the border of the painting to match the wall color in the room. Armed with the right size canvas, the golden wall paint, and notes regarding poppy and color details, John went back to the studio.

A month later, John had completed “Shelley’s Garden.” Xanadu called the client to let her know there would be a painting for her to see the next time they were in Scottsdale. As luck would have it, the clients were flying to Arizona the next day and were very excited to see the finished piece.

Last Friday, John took the painting to their home. It was perfect, and the clients are very happy with their new Horejs wildflower painting.

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Jason Horejs is the Owner of Xanadu Gallery, author of Dad was an Artist | A Survivor's Story and best selling books "Starving" to Successful & How to Sell Art , publisher of, and founder of ARTsala. Jason has helped thousands of artists prepare themselves to more effectively market their work, build relationships with galleries and collectors, and turn their artistic passion into a viable business. Connect with Jason on Facebook


  1. I had one of John’s poppy paintings in my dining room but now I have a new home with larger space. I really need a second poppy painting to enhance the first since I love it so much. This article made me think, perhaps he’ll paint another to fit the additonal space I now have. I’ll be calling and sending in photos to see what John thinks and what he’d suggest. I actually bought dishes to match his art. I love all of John’s work but the wild flower/poppy series is my favorite. Thanks John for brightening the space in my home. Sandy

  2. Hi, Jason!
    Congratulations on your catalogue! I think it is high time you found a commission for a mural painting in a public place or a private home. I would love to do it in hyperrealistic style. I hope everyone will be happy then – the artist, the gallery owner and the client.
    Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
    Best regards,

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