I am currently accepting commissions for custom paintings in a variety of subject matter including individual, family, and corporate portraiture, as well as equine and pet portraits.
Portrait Commission process
Commissioning a custom portrait painting begins with a meeting, either in person or via phone, to discuss the mood, setting and size of the portrait. An important aspect of this time is to get to know you and establish a genuine sense of your vision for the painting. Attire, pose and facial expression have always played an important role in portraiture and it is this attention to detail that makes a portrait believable and vibrant with life.
I prefer to take my own photographs but I can use an existing photo (provided it meets the standards needed to produce a quality painting). I select several options and we then schedule a time to review the photographs to decide what best captures the essence of the subject. Images of the painting are provided for final approval. You are also welcome to visit the studio for viewing the final stages of the portrait. Your satisfaction is of utmost importance.
Various factors such as size, number of subjects, and complexity of background are taken into consideration. A quote will be given after all the details are determined.
A non-refundable deposit of 50% will be due in advance with the balance paid at completion of the commission and acceptance by the client. Fees are for the artwork only and do not include out-of-town travel expenses, framing, state sales tax or shipping.
Once begun, commissioned portraits generally take 1-6 months to complete depending on their size and complexity. Your deposit will secure a place in my painting schedule.
I work with a very reputable framer and can assist you in selecting the perfect frame to enhance your painting.
My goal is to bring a fresh, innovative approach to portraiture by capturing the personality and energy that makes each portrait unique. Using traditional oil painting techniques on museum quality Belgium linen and archival oil paints will produce a work of art to last for generations.