How to commission a portrait:

I aim to make the commission process relaxed, positive and informative.  I want you to feel pride in your commissioned artwork and a greater appreciation for fine art in general.

To begin the process, email me at

We’ll start with a no-obligation phone interview to discuss your needs and to answer any questions about my process. If you want to move forward, I will provide a good-faith cost estimate and a written agreement of terms.

Next, we meet at your chosen location to discuss your ideas and preferences.  During this meeting I photograph the sitter in various poses and settings. 

Back in the studio, I develop several portrait concepts from which you select the final design

Based on the chosen design, I create a small full-color study for your approval.  This study reflects the appearance of the full-size portrait, and gives you the opportunity to make changes before the final painting begins.

Generally, I complete the portrait within 2 months after approval of the color study.  A 40% deposit is collected at the photo shoot, and the balance is due when the portrait is accepted.   Framing is not included.

Prices range from $600 up, depending on complexity and size.  I will provide you some examples, with prices, to help you decide on portrait type, which can range from a “single head” portrait up to 2 or more sitters shown in full figure.

Finally, the portrait is not done until you are happy.  The satisfaction of my clients is very important to me.