With every portrait I strive to create a unique and timeless work
of art, and to make the process enjoyable and rewarding for everyone
involved. I work from live sittings and/or my own digital photographs.
The first meeting with my client involves a discussion of the overall
feeling of the portrait, how best to convey the subject and their
personality, and considerations of setting, size, lighting, and
During the scheduled sitting of 2 to 4 hours, depending upon size
of the portrait, I will sketch the subject and take reference photos.
The photos will be reviewed with the client for their feedback.
When working from photographs it is beneficial to have a second
session (that same day or the following day) to produce a head and
shoulders color study.
Soon after the initial sitting, for three-quarter and full-length
portraits, I will complete a small preliminary paint sketch in my
studio to be used as the basis for the finished painting. This small
sketch provides an excellent idea of the composition, lighting,
coloration, and atmosphere of the portrait and will be shown to
the client for their approval.
I will then complete the painting in my studio. Although many portraits
are completed with photographic reference, I encourage live sittings
Once the portrait is finished I will send a photograph of the painting
to the client for approval before shipping; local clients may see
the finished portrait in person. For clients within 60 miles of
my studio I will deliver the painting myself.
The artist guarantees an exact likeness of the subject and will
complete the painting in a style consistent with my portfolio/website.
The highest grade professional materials are used in the creation
of the artwork ensuring durability and permanence under proper conditions.
Portrait fees begin at $5,000. Please contact the artist for details
or by phone at 610-891-8402.