Commission a portrait

If possible, I prefer to meet someone before I paint their portrait. Ideally, this first session takes place in your home, office or other location you are familiar and feel comfortable in. At this time, we’ll discuss what you have in mind for the portrait and explore possibilities. It is also an invaluable opportunity for me to become acquainted with a sense of the person––their gestures and expressions, background, outlook on life——all of which are important when creating on canvas a true reflection of an individual. If appropriate, photographic reference material may be gathered at this time.

Reference Photography

When necessary, I will work from existing photographs, for example, for posthumous portraits, a surprise gift, or if you have a special photo of historical or personal significance that you want to base a painting on. Otherwise, I prefer to shoot my own reference photos as guided by my sensitivities as a painter. A photo session may be arranged at the location of your choice, with the understanding there may be additional charges for travel expenses to locations farther than 50 miles from my studio.

All photos are kept in strict confidence and are for my use only in creating the final painting. All reference materials supplied to the artist are handled with the utmost care and returned upon completion of the portrait.

Completing the portrait

Back in the studio, I prepare a preliminary study of the proposed portrait which is emailed to the client for review. With the client’s full approval, I begin the final painting. I use only the finest professional brushes, paints and materials to assure your portrait will be archival, museum quality. Completion of the portrait usually takes two weeks to two months depending on my studio schedule and the size and complexity of the painting.

Pricing Guidelines:

 8″ x 10″…….……………  $250
11″ x 14″…….…………… $350
16″ x 20″…….…………… $500
18″ x 24″…….…………… $750
24″ x 30″…….…………  $1500
30″ x 40″…….…………  $2500
36″ x 48″…….…………  $3500

Group portraits: Add 50% to prices listed for each additional figure.

Portrait fees are based on the size and the number of people or pets in the painting. Additional fees may apply depending on how much of each subject is to be depicted, the intricacy of clothing and the complexity of the background setting.  Prices do not include framing, delivery or applicable taxes. Additional charges such as reasonable travel, lodging, and meal expenses may apply when required. For more information, please contact the artist.

Payment:

A 50% deposit of the total portrait fee is required to start the portrait procedure.
The balance, including all additional expenses is due upon delivery of the portrait.

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