Frequently asked questions

Where are you from/ What is your ethnicity?

I was born and raised in the 956. Weslaco, TX, USA My heritage is Mexican-American, " Brown and Proud "

When did you start making art?

I've been making art for as long as I can remember. From the moment I was capable of holding anything that makes a mark, I've been making art. From drawing with sticks in the dirt to sneakly tagging my grandmothers living room walls and furniture with permanent marker. I made art for my family and friends throughout grade school. Friend of mine would even "hire me" to complete their school class projects, nevermind it being "cheating" I would happliy take on the work, haha. Fast forward to high school graduation in 2008. I decied to further my education with a Bachelors in Fine Art, graduating in 2012 from the University of Texas State San Marcos. I've continued onward with my professional art career ever since.

How much do you charge for a painting/ digital illustration/ mural?

Starting price: watercolor or acrylic painting at any size, medium, or surface is $1000usd Starting price: digital illustrations $400usd Starting price: art mural ( not including materials and accomodations) is $900usd * The price above notes the starting price of the art itself, the price above does not reflect total for shipping costs, payment processing fees, etc. We will dicuss price in detail during our consultation call. Click here for the "Commission inquiry form" Side note: I increase the cost of my artwork every year.

How long does it take you to complete a commissioned work of art?

Approximate time frame for:

  • Paintings: watercolor or acrylic paintings. ( minimum 10-12 weeks)
  • Digital illustrations: ( minimum 10-12 weeks)
  • Art murals: depending on size, complexity, and elements ( minimum 4- 6 weeks)
I always communicate with my clients throughout the process. I like to keep them updated with progress unless they note otherwise. I'm pretty diligent about meeting realistic deadlines, the sooner I get started on a project the better. I don't like to rush anything I do as it may result in mediocre artwork that I personally won't be satisfied with...

How do I pay you for original art or private comissioned work?

These are The three payment platforms that I use. Any one of these methods will work. I will send you an invoice to request for the deposit after the art commission contract has been signed. Please also note that LA will include the additional processing fee costs as reflected for whichever payment platform you choose into your invoice.

  • Cash
  • Paypal +1% for processing fee
  • Venmo +1% for processing fee
  • Cashapp + $6 for processing fee

Do you ever turn down art commissions?

Yes, I do. If I feel that the idea or theme does not fit who I am as an artist or person I will turn work down. I also will not accept requests for:

  • replicas of other artists works ( living or deceased)
  • blurry, low-resolution photos references that I cannot see enough details
  • sports or other fan base memorabilia
  • portraits of babies of children under the age of 18.
Please contact me and we discuss this in further detail.

My question wasn't answered. May I contact you?

If your question has not been answered above you are welcome to use the contact form to reach me or email me directly and I will get in touch with you shortly. Thank you! LA

Do you do payment plans?

Yes, I do. I understand that purchasing art is a personal investment and I am happy to help assist you in acquiring an original work of art. We can further discuss these details during our consulation call. Click here for the "Commission inquiry form"

Where can I see your artwork in person?

You can see some of my paintings at Krisp Gallery in Weslaco, TX. All artwork on display at Krisp is available for purchase. If there is a particular painting you would like to view please email me.

Can you paint a small painting for me?

Yes, of course.
The smallest size that I will do is 8x12in or 12x12in
➤ Starting price for any size painting (big or small) is $1,000usd.

I would like to learn more information about your art commission process.

Awesome! I'm happy to assist. :) -First, please read through all frequently asked questions found here on this page. -Second, please fill in the required fields in the commission inquiry form on the contact page. Share as much Information as possible and ask any curious questions you might have on the form. I'll be in touch with you shortly there after.

What is the art commission process?

The Process Size & Subject Matter: To get started, we will need to know the size(s), description, & any examples of previous ARTxLA to have a better understanding of what you are seeking! LA will set up a 30-minute consultation with you to get to know you better & gather more info. Process: After our initial conversation, LA's team will then draw up a contract after reviewing all specifics. Once we have your approval, we will have your canvas and shipping crate built to size, and the painting begins. At this point, we typically allow for 10-12 weeks for completion of each painting. Cost: We will go over all of the pricing information on our consultation call. LA requests a 50% deposit once the contract is signed by both parties, and once the painting is completed to your utmost satisfaction, the final balance is due, and your painting will be ready for delivery! LA will work alongside you throughout the painting process to ensure that you are 100% satisfied with your new ARTxLA!

*All art commissions are currently closed until further notice. -LA