Commissions, Fees, and Process

Commission A Portrait

My passion is to capture the life of an individual on canvas.  The process is very exciting for the artist and the sitter.  The beautiful thing about a commissioned portrait is that is becomes a timeless heirloom that can be passed through the generations.


Small Portrait (5×7, 6×6, or 6×8)  Prices between $150 and $200.  One subject only.

Portrait Sketch (8×10 or 9×12) Prices between $300 and $350 .  One subject only.

Head and Shoulders (12×16 or 18×24) Prices between $900 and $1200

Mid Length including hands (approx. 24×30) $2200

Full Length (approx. 30 x 40) $3000


Email me today to get started.

1) After your initial inquiry, I will meet with you either in person or over the phone so I can get a understanding of your vision.   We will discus the size of your portrait, the photograph that will be used or discuss setting up a photography session with myslef.  The fee will be discussed and agreed upon at this time.

2) At the initial meeting or photography session the portrait commission contract will be signed and a nonrefundable deposit with be submitted at 50% of the portrait fee.   I understand we all have budgets to consider and I am more than happy to discuss payment plan options.

3) I will do a mock up sketch that will be emailed to the client for approval. Once the mock up has been agreed upon I will begin the painting.   I will be more than happy to email progress photos if requested.

4) Quick sketches can be completed within a week.  All other portraits can take anywhere from 3 to 5 months to complete. The remainder of the portrait fee is due on delivery.  Framing and shipping is available on request.