Artist's Policy & Procedure for Creating a Portrait

   In the first meeting with the client, the arrangement of the portrait will be determined by discussing the pose, setting, clothing, and size.  At that time, a date will be set for the artist to take photographs and to perhaps have a sitting.  It would be preferable to have a few sittings where the artist may paint from life.  But if it is not possible the artist will work from the reference photos taken at the session.  For a posthumous portrait the artist will need to review the reference photos provided before accepting the commission to be sure the reference photos have the information needed to produce the best fine art portrait possible.

   A 40% deposit is due when the portrait is commissioned.  Once a deposit is put down a date is arranged for a sitting at the client's and artist's convenience, no more than 12 months from the date of the deposit, and the portrait scheduled.  Scheduled completion date of newly commissioned portraits will be determined by the artist, depending upon the number of portraits already commissioned.

   The final payment is due upon acceptance of the portrait.  Finishing touches may be added to insure satisfaction with the subject's likeness.

   The artist will guarantee to do one sibling's portrait at the same price as the original commission as long as the sibling's portrait is commissioned within the next 24 month period.  After that time, commissions are subject to current portrait prices.  This guarantee is valid only for siblings.

​Portrait Price Guideline

For one person                       Price                    For Two People

Head and Shoulders ................$3,500........................ $5,600

3/4 Figure includes hands........$6,000........................$9,600

Full Figure................................$8,000........................$12,800

Large Full Figure

over 30" x 40"..........................$10,000.......................$16,000

Additional subjects to be discussed with artist.  Sizes are variable depending on composition and number of subjects.  Custom sizes may be ordered to fit your decor.  Pets included in a portrait will be $1,000 per pet.