commissioning a portrait

Every portrait begins with a discussion between the artist and the client. If you are interested in commissioning a portrait, please navigate to the contact page using the button above.

All portraits, charcoal or oil, are done with photographic references, but a good portrait is much more than a simple copy. A fine art portrait is nuanced and filled with life that no photo alone can achieve - it is also one of a kind and irreplaceable. If you do not have a photo you would like to use as a reference or would like it to be wholly original, I can take the photo myself for a nonrefundable photo fee. This appointment can be arranged between myself and the client at at any location, including the client's home.

Below you will find the costs associated with the different types and sizes of  portraits. Most often commissioned work is a 14" x 11" or 18" x 14" charcoal portrait framed by the artist. A client can usually expect delivery of a charcoal portrait within 3 weeks.

Charcoal Portraits

10" x 8" --------------------------------  $200

14" x 11" -------------------------------- $220

18" x 14" -------------------------------- $300

20" x 16" ------------------------------- $400

additional faces (each)-------------------- $140 

framed by artist ------------------------- $100

photograph fee (optional) ----------------- $60

 

Oil Portraits

For any size 30" x 30" and under

head and shoulders -------------------------- $800

each additional hand ------------------------- $200

additional heads ---------------------------- $500

framed by artist ----------------------------- $120

photograph fee (optional) --------------------- $60

 

For any size over 30" x 30"

head and shoulders -------------------------- $1200

each additional hand ------------------------- $300

additional heads ----------------------------- $700

framed by artist ----------------------------- $300

photograph fee (optional) --------------------- $60 

 

For every portrait there is a non refundable deposit before the portrait begins which will be 30% the total cost - the remainder of the cost will be paid upon delivery.

I ask that the client live with the portrait for 2 weeks before requesting changes.