Commissioning a Portrait

I have been fascinated with capturing a person or pet’s likeness and character for over 20 years.


Prior to the first sitting or photo session, a 50% non-refundable deposit is due. Unless the client
provides an acceptable photo, I will either travel to the client’s location or arrange a meeting in my studio to photograph the subject and do a quick oil sketch.
The portrait is then painted in my studio. This process may take 2 weeks, (depending upon the size or material) or 2-3 months.
When finished, the client will have a chance to request any reasonable changes.
Upon acceptance of the portrait, the balance of the fee is due.
Prices for single subject portrait commissions are as follows:
Portraits of People
Oil (the price includes a frameable charcoal or pencil drawing)

11 x 14 …………$600(Head only)
16 x 20 …………$800(Head & Shoulders)
18 x 24 …………$1,000(Head, Shoulders & Hands)
24 x 30/36 …….$1,200(Full Figure)
24 x 48 ……….. $1,600(Full Figure)
36 x 48 ……….. $2,000(Full Figure) 
Additional Costs:
Add 50% of the base cost more for each additional person in a portrait. All portraits are delivered unframed and do not include framing costs. Prices do not include any sales tax that may apply. Any shipping costs, including crating and insurance, are additional. Any travel and lodging expenses are also additional. 

Portraits of Pets
11 x 14 ……… $400
16 x 20 …….. $500(Full Figure)
18 x 24 …….. $600(Full Figure)
24 x 30 …….. $650(Full Figure)
24 x 36 …….. $700(Full Figure) 
Additional Costs:
Add 50% of the base cost more for each additional pet in a portrait. All portraits are delivered unframed and do not include framing costs. Prices do not include any sales tax that may apply. Any shipping costs, including crating and insurance, are additional. Any travel and lodging expenses are also additional. 

Graphite or charcoal portraits are half the price of an oil portrait.

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