My goal is to create the most beautiful oil portrait commissions possible. I follow a set procedure to best ensure that each of my oil portraits measure up to the highest standards.
Our first step is to have a conversation to discuss the specifics of your portrait. A commissioned portrait is a collaboration, so your input is crucial. Hearing the story of the portrait subject will help me to determine a creative way forward.
The next step is for me to take reference photographs. I will come to you with my equipment and take what usually adds up to hundreds of photos. Starting with the right reference photo is everything, so I am willing to travel anywhere in the continental US. If this is not possible, I can work from an existing photo if the subject is deceased. I can also coach you and give you some tips for capturing a good reference photo yourself.
Once a photo is chosen and a size is established, I start painting. I usually estimate two months, but if you have a special date in mind or need it sooner, I can try to work within your timeline.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.
I provide a bespoke service that includes more than just the finished piece of art. For the price of a decent piece of furniture, you will have a unique, meaningful piece of art that you will appreciate for the rest of your life. Regardless of the degree of complexity of the painting you commission, I always strive to create an heirloom quality portrait masterpiece of the highest standards.
Small sizes can begin at $600. Pricing varies widely, depending on how many subjects, how much of the subject will be painted, size, background, etc. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out. I would be happy to talk, even if you're not quite ready to commission a portrait.