Commission a Portrait
I paint all portraits in oil and unless a client prefers otherwise, I paint on high quality linen canvas. See process and price lists below.
Portraits of People
A portrait is an heirloom, a legacy that you can leave for generations to enjoy.
When painting a portrait, I want to capture my subject’s essence and personality, not just their likeness. That’s why my preference is to meet with the person for an hour or two for a photo shoot. We then decide together the photos I will use as reference when painting the portrait. Sometimes, I will also have the person come into the studio for final touches to the portrait.
I can also work from photos in the event that we live in different cities or if you want to surprise another person with a portrait or if you want to commission a portrait of a deceased relative. In these instances, I gather information about the subject I’m painting from the person commissioning the piece.
If you would like a frame, we generally discuss options before the painting is complete. My prices below do not include a frame, but I am happy to add a frame based on the desires of my client for an additional, very reasonable charge. (I get wholesale prices and I don’t charge you the full retail price.) I recommend you allow me to help you in the frame selection since this can add to the beauty of your piece.
Payment: I require 1/2 payment down and the other 1/2 upon delivery of the final portrait. Checks, credit cards, Pay Pal, cash are all welcome. I also have other payment plans if you need to spread out payments.
Prices for Head and Shoulders Only:
Larger paintings, 3/4 and Full Length with Interior or Landscape backgrounds:
18X 24 – 28 X 36 inches – Half length: $2,000 – 2,500
40×30 inches – Three Quarter Length: $3,000
50×40 inches – Full Length, $3,500
*additional person in full body additional 75%
*add a pet for additional $30-50%
Portraits of Places
I work from your photos (or I may do my own photo shoot if you are local). Do you have a favorite photograph from your vacation that you would like preserved in an oil painting? Or maybe you have a home that you love, a home you built, or a favorite landmark in your community or city. I can do any of these for you in a beautiful oil painting. I can do a very painterly palette knife painting or I can do a beautiful, traditional brush painting.
Larger paintings available upon request. Contact me for specific requests and prices.
Portraits of Pets
Prices for pet portraits:
Larger commissioned paintings are available. Please contact me if you want a specific size not listed.
All portraits are painted in oil using high quality linen canvas.