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This App Helps You Find the Perfect Artist to Create a Custom Painting

Art Commissions by Artupia

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There's something magical about commissioning a piece of art. From selecting the perfect artist to collaborating on a concept, it's an incredibly intimate experience that results in something extremely meaningful. From Michelangelo to Monet, great artists throughout history have thrived through art commissions, but how does one get started in approaching an artist about creating a piece of art? While it might seem daunting, Artupia makes it easier than ever to commission a Custom Painting.

By using Artupia's intuitive app, you'll be able to quickly find and commission the artist that best meets your needs. Due to its extensive network, the app can help you find the artist that will work best for your tastes and it'll help guide you through the entire process. Each painting is lovingly created to reflect the personal message you want to convey, whether it be a landscape painting of your favorite hiking spot or a portrait of your parents for their anniversary—there's no idea too big or small.

“Art is not solely about Van Gogh, Monet, and Picasso,” Artupia CEO Alberto Lina tells My Modern Met. “Art is about seeing your own experiences reflected in a piece and feeling real emotions inside of you awaken.”

Custom Paintings with Artupia

Giulia Bigliardi, Live Painting in Lerici, Italy.


With over 1,000 artists from 30 countries registered on Artupia's platform, you're bound to find your perfect match. After uploading a photo, the app then asks a series of straightforward questions to narrow down the list of creatives. From there, it's as simple as looking at each artist's previous work, seeing if their price works for your budget, and if their production time meets your needs. Think of it as matchmaking, only this time the goal is an artistic—not romantic—connection.

In helping real creators reach a wider audience, Artupia is keeping the tradition of hand-painted, custom art alive. No filters, no prints on canvas—just old fashioned artistic talent translated brushstroke by brushstroke onto the canvas.

“Ordering a Custom Painting is not like printing a photograph. The emotion and the sense you want to give to it is bigger, different, meaningful,” shares Artupia. “A painting has a different connotation, it is something that lasts, something that we want somehow to freeze in time.”

Artupia is revolutionizing the art world by allowing artists and art lovers to connect quickly and effectively through their iOS app, which you can use to commission art, purchase Original Paintings, or organize a live painting event. Whether you want to commission a Custom Painting for yourself or create a special gift for a loved one, Artupia makes it easy.

Curious about some of the artists who can help bring your special memories to life? Let's meet some of Artupia's creators.


Alice Fois

Woman Painting a Portrait of an Animal

Alice Fois is an artist based in Rome, Italy who specializes in realistic portraits of animals. “Often people tell me that my gift is to be able to catch the soul of the animals,” she shares. “A lot of people cried when they saw the portraits of their pets and this is one of the things that makes me really proud of my job.”


Andrea Solaja

Art Commissions Online

Serbian painter Andrea Solaja is known for her dark, evocative artwork. As a figurative painter, she often uses the female form as a central character in her artwork. For commissions, she approaches each project like a journalist. “Curiosity. A lot of curiosity. The question that I almost always ask myself is: ‘What is the story of this painting they asked me to complete?' ”


Dolaana Davaa

Commission a Portrait Online

Senza Titolo‘ Tempera on wood.

Originally from Siberia, Russia, Dolaana Davaa is currently based in Milan. Her realistic, academic style translates into stunning portraits and emotionally charged landscape paintings.


Davide Corigliano

Private Art Commissions by Artupia

Though he's just 19 years old, Davide Corigliano‘s paintings have a skill level beyond his years. Working with acrylic, watercolor, and colored pencil, his vibrant artwork stands out in a crowd.


Elena Galimberti

How to Commission a Painting

Whether it's showing a still life or capturing the urban landscape of New York City, Elena Galimberti‘s art has energy. Highly stylistic, her canvases are filled with emotion and can't help evoke joy in viewers.


Luca Rancy

Luca Rancy Original Urban Art

Urban artist and illustrator Luca Rancy bring his love for comics into his artwork. His style mixes pop art with urban touches for a truly unique result. By bringing his experiences with design, communications, and urban art together, his paintings have an unmistakeable grit and edge.


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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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