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If you are interested in commissioning a painting, I'd be delighted to discuss it with you. Many of the commissions I do are portraits, however I have also been commissioned to create still life and bird paintings. I particularly love creating personal commissions with meaningful objects. In the case of a still life painting, this may include favorite flowers from a collector's garden and/or heirloom containers. For a child's portrait, this might include a favorite toy or beloved pet. The possibilites are endless, but I find it a joy to paint these special personalized touches.

Some aspects of my commissions process:

  • We will have a discussion and share ideas about various possibilities for the painting.
  • In the case of a portrait commission, we will schedule one or more sittings. This will include a photo shoot.
  • A 40% deposit is required before I begin, with the remainder to be paid upon satisfactory completion of the painting.
  • In some cases, it is preferable to have the sitter come to my studio. Usually however, it makes more sense for me to travel to the client and I very much enjoy this part of the process. I especially prefer to travel to the client in the case of family portraits.
  • After the initial sitting, we will work together to discuss and agree upon photo references and the overall direction of the portrait. Sketches will be provided when necessary to convey the vision for the piece.
  • Portrait commissions will be life-sized or close to life-sized with consideration for any space requirements.
  • I will provide an estimate for completion once I begin a project. Usually it takes 2-3 months to complete a portrait from the start. At the moment, my waiting list is about 12 months out.
  • I use the highest quality materials in all of my artwork, from oil paint to brushes to the smoothest linen or wood panel surfaces. My commitment to using the best materials means your painting will be an heirloom that will last for many generations to come.

Pricing 

  • Head and shoulders portraits range based on size $1200 (12" x 12"), $1800 (14" x 18"), $2400 (16" x 20")
  • Half body portraits range from $4500 to $5500 depending on size and complexity of background. 
  • Full body portraits range from $7000 to $9000 depending on size and complexity of background. 
  • Prices do not include framing
  • Shipping and travel expenses are additional.
  • Floral/Still life paintings vary from $550 to $2500 depending on size. These paintings are usually sold framed, unless the collector would prefer otherwise.
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