Commissions – formal portraits, loved ones, children, pets and ancestors
Commissions are a way to make a portrait you and your family will enjoy for years. I'll work with you to create a piece of art you'll be proud to display.
Clients often have photographs that work well as a painting. Feel free to email me your favourite photos to discuss if they will work as a painting or drawing. We can also arrange a photo session so I can take my own photos using your ideas.
We'll begin by discussing your ideas and the size of the painting. If I'm working from your photograph, we'll discuss cropping and other details. If a photo shoot is planned, we'll consider the setting, pose and clothing that will be worn.
Once we have a concept, I'll develop the idea and give you a sketch or photoshop image for you to approve. Once it's painted, you'll have the opportunity for a final approval before I ship or deliver it.
Small pencil or charcoal portraits (about 8” x 10”) start at about $200 for a single face; small oil portraits (about 10” x 13”) start at $700. Larger sizes, hands, additional figures, detailed clothing and other complexities will add to the cost. Each painting is unique; contact me with your ideas.