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.
Pricing varies widely, depending on how many subjects, how much of the subject will be painted, size, background, etc. If you would like to get a quote, please feel free to reach out. I would be happy to talk, even if you're not quite ready to commission a portrait.