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creating a custom portrait:
Corporations and educational institutions often honor founders, CEOs, or other employees who deserve special recognition. Some families choose to have a special portrait done for each child at a specific age; others like to show the whole family in a setting that has a special meaning for them. Multi-generational portraits can be especially meaningful. Special events such as weddings, graduations or anniversaries can be memorialized forever with a beautiful portrait.
My process begins with meeting the customers and spending some time photographing them, and discussing what they wish to capture with the portrait. This process typically takes about 2 hours. I prefer to do a photo shoot / sitting with the subject(s) to create reference material for the painting. I will work from provided photos, if they are of high quality, and suitable in terms of lighting and composition.
Depending on the size and number of subjects in the painting, and the amount of desired detail in the background, the process typically takes 2-3 months, although that may be extended for larger/more complex paintings. Pieces that are being ordered as gifts, or with other deadlines such as a formal unveiling, need to be ordered with enough time not only for the piece to be created, but also for the paint to dry (typically another 2-4 weeks).
Pricing starts at $1,750 for a head & shoulders (not showing the hands) portrait, sized up to 18" x 24", with a simple background and one subject. Contact me for a quote on larger pieces showing a 3/4 or full view.
A 50% deposit is required at the start of a new work. Fees do not include travel expenses if needed. Final payment is due upon final approval.
Portraits are delivered unframed. I am happy to assist with choosing a frame if you would like my input.