Head and Shoulders (16 x 20” - 24 x 30”)...........................................$2500
Half to Three Quarter Length (18 x 24” - 36 x 48”)..............................$4000
Full Length with Background (Size TBD)..............................................$6000
Add 75% for each additional adult in composition. Add 50% for each additional child.
Prices do not include framing, shipping or sales tax. These sizes and prices are starting points only and may change based on the individual requests of the client, such as unique backgrounds, rush delivery or other factors. The artist may be available to travel long distances to meet and work if travel expenses are covered by the client.
All portraits are painted on oil primed linen or panel.
Generally, the artist will have a preliminary meeting with the client/subject over the phone or in person to discuss the details of the portrait such as the setting, wardrobe, lighting and mood of the finished piece. Then a meeting will be set up for the subject to pose for a photo shoot which will serve as the reference for the portrait. A photo session usually lasts about an hour. During this visit, the artist may also request to paint a small color study of the subject from life, which is often very useful in completing the final large piece. If a live head study painting is done at the photo shoot, the entire meeting may last three to four hours. Later, the artist will select a group of photos for the client to review which will be the best candidates for the final commission. The client's preferences are always taken into account when selecting the final reference photo. Also, if the client wishes, the final full-size portrait may be painted from life. But this may require several sessions up to four hours in length each.
Photos and painted studies remain the property of the artist. If a photo shoot is not feasible, the portrait may be painted from existing photos provided by the client, but must be approved by the artist.
The client’s happiness with the artwork is a primary concern of the artist. Upon completion and delivery of the final painting, one set of minor revisions may be requested by the client. But if, after those revisions have been made, the client still requests additional revisions, a 10% fee will be added to the total due. A 50% non-refundable deposit is to be paid upon agreement of the terms of the portrait and return of the signed contract. From this point, the total time necessary to complete the portrait may range from two to three months. If a final coat of protective varnish is to be applied, the total time necessary for proper drying is six to eight months.