Matthew Alderman accepts commissions for original artwork for a variety of subjects and a wide range of media. While his specialties are heraldic art and religious illustration in traditional styles, he also welcomes inquiries for logos, portraiture, secular book illustration, embellishments for event programs, commercial and magazine art, album covers, brochures, posters and more. Matthew works closely with the client throughout the process to ensure mutual satisfaction. Pricing varies with size, subject matter and timetable. Consultations and estimates are free.
Sizing and Media: Original illustrations can be commissioned in sizes ranging from 3" x 4" to 11" x 17" or larger, hand-crafted in black ink with single or double-color accents ink on archival-quality acid-free rag paper or full-color or sepia watercolor on 120 pound watercolor paper. Mixed-media digital/hand drawn combinations are also possible. Discounts are available for large orders.
Shipping and Payment: All drawings are shipped matted on acid-free paper, and invoiced only after completion. Installment payment plans are available. Payment is by check, or Paypal or wire transfer for international (non-USA) clients.
Licensing and Prints: Licensing reprints of existing art are available for competitive fees based on print run for magazines, books, bulletins, programs, and other venues. Prints and other products can be purchased via our storefront at Zazzle.
Matthew Alderman frequently undertakes commissions for coats of arms, badges or other insignia for parishes, church communities, organizations, and private individuals. He offers both design services for the arms themselves and also presentation or graphic renderings of existing coats of arms. Matthew usually includes a pay-by-the-hour sketch phase (with a not-to-exceed cap) for the design process, with interim sketches reviewed by the client, before a final flat-fee rendering phase. Pricing varies with size subject, matter and timetable.
Sizing and Media: Heraldic renderings and art can be commissioned in sizes ranging from 3" x 4" to 11" x 17" or larger, hand-crafted in black ink with single or double-color accents ink on archival-quality acid-free rag paper or full-color or sepia watercolor on 120 pound watercolor paper. Matthew also offers a two-in-one package of a digital or hand-inked illustration of the finished arms and a digitally-colored scan of the arms for use on letterheads, online media, prints, embroidery, all high-resolution. He also can produce drawings suitable for creating heraldic carvings in wood or stone.
Matthew Alderman welcomes commissions for decorative and applied arts, such as vestments, inlay design, art objects, church banners, liturgical vessels and stained glass. He has collaborated with craftsmen in the United States and England to produce work according to his designs, and welcomes the opportunity to create something in the medium of your choice.
Matthew Alderman has worked on on interiors, exteriors and furnishings for numerous churches as an independent design consultant, collaborating with architects of record and skilled fabricators as required. His clients include Catholic, Lutheran and Presbyterian communities, and he is familiar with the traditions of Orthodoxy and the Anglican Communion.
Matthew is now Project Designer at the 120-year-old full-service church architecture firm of Cram and Ferguson Architects, LLC, in Concord, Massachusetts, where he refers new architectural and interiors commissions. As part of the firm's design team he has worked on new church projects, additions, furniture and interior renovations all over the United States for Catholic, Episcopal, and Lutheran congregations. He welcomes inquiries about new church design commissions large and small via the link below or at firstname.lastname@example.org.