Commission a Portrait

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YOUR PORTRAIT should be more than a painting on the wall; it should be an experience you’ll remember and enjoy every time you look at the final work of art.

From the beginning, my goal is to help you enjoy being painted and to ease any discomfort you may feel in being the center of attention.


We begin with a meeting for an hour in my studio or in your home to discuss:
  • Size and materials
  • A sense of formality and informality
  • What to wear
  • Attitude, expression and pose
  • Backgrounds and settings

During the first meeting or at a second one hour session, I develop references from digital, photographic and sketch sources for later work in my studio stage of work. Next I move into the studio to complete the majority of the painting from further sittings, sketches and many sittings as


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Finally, I do prefer a one hour sitting in my studio as a last step to complete the painting and to receive your critique. We will discuss drying times, varnishing, framing options, shipping and unveiling.


The portrait you have commissioned is only finished when you are completely satisfied that I have captured both an excellent likeness and the true spirit you wish to convey.

Please call to discuss your needs and a schedule of prices which range from $750 to $20,000.