Custom corporate gifts created from commissioned artwork by landscape painter Steve Simon.
Corporate gifts are a specialty of landscape painter Steve Simon. Due to his passion for "painting the spirit of beautiful places" the artist realized early in his art career that there was a logical fit for his art with the needs of those looking for truly unique corporate gifts of specific destinations.
What makes Simon's corporate gift ideas so unique is his ability to work with his clients in creating a new piece of art specific to the location of the event and to turn this artwork into handsome, original gifts. Regardless of the destination of your corporate event, he will work together with you in creating a composition representative of the location. You can then have the artwork reproduced as framed prints or select from a list of gift options featuring your newly created artwork. This process guarantees the originality of the gift.
Simon frequently works with meeting planners, destination planners, and hotel managers in creating these gifts. Corporate incentive travel groups are the most common clients. The proven formula for success for such venues is to present the original art to a person of noteworthy merit distinction at the opening cocktail reception. The presentation tends to create an excitement around the artwork. Later, as the attendees return to their rooms, they find an in-room gift created from the artwork prepared expressly for their event.
Simon has created such gifts for dozens of clients, featuring destinations ranging from Hawaii to Italy. He is also open to exploring any new and unique gift ideas and is committed to working with his clients in addressing special requests. Clients commonly request logos and copy to be integrated into the gift. Others have requested hand signed items or salutations by the artist and still others have requested custom brass plates with attendees’ names fixed to boxes, for example. The artwork may also be used as part of the promotional campaign for the event. Some groups have used the commissioned image for the invitations to the attendees and others have used the image on program covers.
Although commissioning new art offers the opportunity to create a truly unique corporate gift, clients may also choose to reproduce an image from the artist’s portfolio for use in creating the gift item. In such cases, no additional royalties beyond the basic price of the gift are charged and there is no need to pay for commissioned artwork. For pricing of commissioned artwork and gift items as well as a partial list of government and corporate clientele, please download the PDF catalog by selecting the link above.
In addition to gifts for groups, Simon is also available for the commissioning of original art as an executive gift or retirement gift. If there is a special destination the prospective recipient is particularly fond of, such gifts truly carry special meaning and will be fondly revered for years to come.
With all commissioned artwork by Steve Simon, there is no problem working remotely with the artist. The artist and client collaborate via e-mail in firstly gathering images of the destination. A general concept is then formulated from the gathered images and suggestions for improving upon them. This conceptual composition is then sketched on canvas. An image of the sketch is then e-mailed to the client after which the artist and client communicate the need for any changes. After approval of the sketch, Simon then creates a relatively rough under-painting establishing color tones and giving the client another glimpse at the direction the painting is headed in. This image is also e-mailed to the client. At this point, changes can still be made, albeit less dramatic ones than at the sketching stage. After approval of this stage, Simon works to complete the piece. Here after changes may still be made but with correspondingly less latitude than the previous stages. The process ensures that the client is playing an active role in the creativity of the piece and most importantly, prevents any "unveiling surprises".
Thank you for your consideration in these corporate gift ideas and we hope to have the opportunity to work with you!